Apply for University accommodation

Updated on 7 July 2023

You can apply for University Accommodation once you've firmly accepted your conditional or unconditional course offer as your first choice

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1. Accept your course offer

Is Dundee your first choice?

You can apply for University Accommodation (for 2023-24 applications will open in late April) once you've firmly accepted your conditional or unconditional course offer as your first choice.

Need help accepting your course offer? Contact Admissions

Is Dundee your second choice?

You can't apply for accommodation until you know that you'll definitely be coming to Dundee. If you've made us your second/insurance choice, then this won't be until you know your grades in August. While we can't always guarantee we'll be able to find you a room, we'll give you lots of information about all the accommodation options available.

Am I guaranteed a room?

We guarantee you one offer of University-arranged single student accommodation subject to terms and conditions for your first year of study as long as you meet the appropriate deadline.

  • If you are an Undergraduate applicant: You must have Firmly accepted an offer of study at Dundee for September entry as your first choice and applied for accommodation before 25 August 2023.
  • If you are a Postgraduate applicant: You must have Firmly accepted an offer of study at Dundee for September entry as your first choice and applied for accommodation before 31 July 2023.

Note: all University-arranged accommodation is single occupancy only and the University is unable to accommodate families or couples. For further information, see the full terms and conditions.

Applications will open in late April. We advise you to apply as soon as possible to maximise the chances of getting your preferred choice.

Missed the deadline?

Apply for accommodation even after the deadline. If we are unable to offer you accommodation, we will give you information about other options.

2. Check your email

Whether you're an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or Exchange student, we'll email you once you've firmly accepted Dundee. You'll then be able to access our online application form and apply for a room.

You will need to make a number of choices based on the following preferences:

  • the type of course you'll be studying
  • location
  • room type
  • cost

It's a good idea to have a look at your accommodation options before submitting your application online.

3. Apply for your room

Top tips for your application:

  • Make sure that you choose your preferences in the order you want us to consider them. It might sound obvious, but your first choice on the form is the first choice we look at.
  • Let us know anything you think might help us by choosing from the Flat Preferences on our form.
  • Only let us know more information in the additional notes box if:
    • you have any medical/disability requirements,
    • you would like to be allocated the same flat as a friend who are is coming to Dundee. Please let us know by writing each other’s names in the additional notes box of your application.

Once you've submitted your application successfully you will get a confirmation email sent to both your Dundee email and the email account provided in your UCAS application. It will take us up to 3 weeks to respond with an offer of accommodation or further information. Once we make an accommodation offer, you will need to accept it and make an Advanced Rental Payment to secure your booking.

Disabled facilities

We have a number of rooms and flats with special adaptations for students with disabilities. If your disability is severe, or if you believe it would affect your ability to live in our flats, please contact Disability Services to let them know. We'll then be able to research any adjustments you and any helper may require.

4. Accepting your accommodation offer

Once we’ve chosen your accommodation, we'll make you your guaranteed offer. This can take up to 3 weeks as we take a lot of factors into account.

Your offer will be for one our sites – we will confirm your flat and room closer to arrival. This is so that we can make the best choice about where you should live after everyone has found out their exam results and knows they will definitely be coming to Dundee.

All offers have a reply by date. If you don't accept your offer by this date we may withdraw it and offer your to someone else. Remember that we guarantee one offer of accommodation, so if you're going to be away, or find it difficult to accept in time, please let us know. To find out more details about the accommodation you've been offered, log back on to the Online Residences Service through eVision/My Applications, and click "Summary of Applications & Offers" at the top of the page.

When you accept an offer you'll need to pay a prepayment  to secure your booking. If your course offer is Conditional, and you fail to meet the conditions to come to Dundee, we'll refund any Advanced Rental Payment or Deposit payment.

Can I view the accommodation I have been offered before I move in?

Viewings of accommodation are included in our in-person Open/Visit Days. You can also see videos of all our accommodation, and virtual tours of many rooms.

What can you tell me about my flatmates?

Although we can't tell you anything about your flatmates, we will invite you to join one of our Residences Facebook groups. Once you've accepted your offer, and paid the Advanced Rental Payment, we'll send a confirmation which gives you information on how to join the group for your residence.




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