Apply for accommodation


Applications remain open and you may still apply for a place if you haven't already. Applications currently being received will be placed on the waiting list as we are in the process of allocating places.

The application process

1. Register

New students
Before you can apply you will need to register with your email address and Goldsmiths student ID number (your student ID number is 8 digits long and starts with 33. This will have been on previous offer letter correspondence from Goldsmiths). 

Make sure you use an email address that you check regularly as this will be how we update you about the status of your application.

If you haven't yet firmly accepted your offer of a place to study at Goldsmiths you'll need to do this before being able to apply for accommodation. It may be up to 48 hours after your offer that you're able to register and apply for accommodation. 

Continuing students
If you have applied for accommodation in a previous academic session then you will need to log in with the email address and password used to register previously. If you have forgotten your password please use the Password Reset Guide (PDF) to reset your password.

2. Apply online

Complete and submit an online application for accommodation by filling out our form. When you have successfully submitted an application you’ll receive an automated acknowledgement email. 

3. Wait to hear from us

If you’re allocated a place in our halls of residence we’ll let you know via email. This email will contain information about how to accept your place, how to agree to the terms of the contract, and how to pay a deposit if applicable.  

You can find out more about the application process on our frequently asked questions page.

How we allocate places

New students

If you’re a new undergraduate or postgraduate student, you can apply for halls if you have unconditional firm or conditional firm application status for your academic place.

You have unconditional firm status if you have accepted your place at Goldsmiths and have met all the academic requirements (eg A-level results; English language qualifications).

You have conditional firm status if you have chosen Goldsmiths as your first choice university but haven’t yet met the requirements of your offer from us (eg waiting for A-level results).


We will start sending accommodation offers from July to unconditional firm applicants, but the majority of accommodation offers will be confirmed and sent after 17 August 2017, after A-level results are announced. Unconditional firm and conditional firm applicants will be allocated places based on the date they have applied, among other factors. 


We will start sending accommodation offers from July to unconditional firm applicants. From then onwards we’ll contact students after their application status changes from conditional firm to unconditional firm.

Reserve list and waiting list

If you apply for accommodation before the deadline but aren’t initially offered a place in halls (including postgraduates whose status changes from conditional firm to unconditional firm after 17 August), we’ll put you on our reserve list. If you miss the deadline, or if you’re already living within London (all zones), we’ll put you on a waiting list

If you’re not allocated a place in halls, don’t worry – there are a range of alternative accommodation options and we can assist you with finding somewhere suitable. 

If places in halls subsequently become available we prioritise people on the reserve list. We’re usually able to move on to housing people on this list by the start of term. After this we start housing people who are on the waiting list, and are usually able to do this by the end of the first term. 

How we prioritise places

Please be aware that we receive a higher number of applications than we have places available. Applications are ordered by date received (among other factors), so applying for accommodation as early as possible will give you the best chance of being allocated a place. 


During the summer holidays, halls are sometimes let to conference groups and language school students. In our nomination and partnership halls these will often be let by the hall providers, and the conference guests will have access to shared facilities.