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Accommodation for 2024-25

Applications for new students will open on Tuesday 11 June 2024 at 12:00 (BST) and close on Monday 1 July 2024 at 23:59 (BST).

Information on our accommodation options and rates for 2024-25 will be available ahead of applications opening.

If you are a current student at Goldsmiths, a limited number of places in halls will be available to students continuing their studies. See our section for current students for more information.

Accommodation for current students

If you are a current student at Goldsmiths, for 2024-25 a limited number of places in halls will be available to students continuing their studies. See our section for current students for more information on the window to apply for accommodation and other useful information.

To apply for accommodation for the current academic year and the summer months, please follow the instructions below.

How to apply

Log in to our application portal. Please allow around 30 minutes to complete your application.

The application process

If you're applying for accommodation for the first time, there are 3 steps:

1. Confirm your offer

You can only apply for halls if you have firmly accepted an academic offer from us, this can be a conditional or unconditional offer. If Goldsmiths is your insurance choice, you won't be able to apply for accommodation.

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 (you are waiting for your A-level results, for example). 

Once you've accepted your academic offer, please note that it can take up to 48-72 hours before you can apply on our accommodation system.

2. Register for an account

Next, you must create an account on our online system. Make sure you have your student reference number to hand — it will be eight digits long, start with 33, and be printed on your offer letter.

You will also need to enter your name and date of birth as it appears on your Goldsmiths offer. When you enter your date of birth please use the dd/mm/yyyy format or use the drop down boxes.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive a verification email containing a validation code and a link to verify your account. You will need to use the validation code the first time you log into the online system, so make sure the email address you use is correct.

It’s likely the validation code will be sent to your junk/spam/filtered inbox and can generally take up to an hour to be received. Adding to your email contacts may help to ensure you don’t miss any important communication from us.

Please ensure you use an email account that you will have access to for the duration of your stay.

Read our registering for accommodation guide for more information.

3. Make your application

Once you have completed your registration, you can log in to the application portal using the account details from the previous step, and select several accommodation options in order of preference. 

You will be asked to select a number of choices in order of preferences, and you won't be able to select a specific room or room type.

You will also have the opportunity to tell us about your medical requirements or any other requirements you may have. Please visit our safety and support page for more information.

We will do our best to accommodate your preferences, but some of our rooms are in high demand, so we cannot guarantee this. To help you decide, read our halls pages to find out more about the types of room available and how we allocate places.

Applications submitted after the deadline will still be considered, but may be initially placed on a waiting list.

Once you have submitted your application, you’ll receive an email confirming this. You can log back into your account at any time to check the status of your application.

Read our applying for accommodation guide for more information.

When you will hear about your offer

Once your application has been submitted, it will show as 'awaiting verification' until we can make you an offer of accommodation. Offers of accommodation for 2024-25 will be sent out regularly in batches all through summer and into early autumn.

If you’re offered a place in our student accommodation, we’ll let you know via email. The email will include information on how to secure your place, including the deadline to accept your offer. Offers that are not accepted by the deadline will be automatically withdrawn, so please keep an eye on your emails to ensure you do not miss out on the deadline to accept your offer.

When you can move into halls

Our undergraduate and postgraduate accommodation contracts for 2024-25 will start on Friday 20 September 2024. Once you have secured a place in our student accommodation, you will be able to book a check-in slot to move in over the course of the move-in weekend (20-22 September 2024), this is to help us reduce queues.

Students doing a PGCE are generally able to move in from the start of September in a selected number of halls.

For those applying after the academic year has started, further information will be available with your offer of accommodation.

Once you’ve received an offer

If we have allocated you a place, you’ll receive an email with information about how to accept your place, how to agree to the terms of the contract, and how to pay your pre-payment or deposit.

The pre-payment is £150 and will go towards your first rent instalment. It applies to all halls except those in the Goldsmiths Student Village, where a security deposit of £200 is due.

If you’re not allocated a place in halls right away, don’t get disheartened. We will continually send out offers through the summer months all the way up to when students are due to arrive and we will keep you updated during this time.

Further information about moving into student accommodation

Our sections on life in halls and safety and support have some useful information on what you can expect from life in halls.

Once you have secured a place in halls, in the weeks before your arrival we will be in touch with a link to your online induction. You will also receive a welcome guide and further information on support available, including how to order a bedding or kitchen pack.

If you have any other questions, please contact Accommodation Services and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Changes to your circumstances

Please take time to read and understand the terms of your accommodation agreement, the length of the contract and the information included in your offer.

When you accept an offer of accommodation, you enter into a legally binding contract and there may be financial implications if you then need to cancel the contract, unless you defer your place at Goldsmiths, withdraw from university or are able to find a replacement.

If your circumstances do change before you start you should promptly get in touch with the Accommodation team for advice. 

Withdrawing your application

If before receiving an offer of accommodation you would like to withdraw your application, please visit the Dashboard section in the accommodation portal to select and delete the application.