How it works
We randomise our selections within fixed criteria, i.e. student preference, gender and nationality. Students with medical/disability requirements or other special requirements will be processed on a case by case basis.
Download our Allocation Policy (PDF: 140KB) to find out more.
Order of Allocation
We split applications into groups and process them in a particular order.
- Guaranteed students are processed first from early July onwards and into August, with most students having received details of their room allocation within one week of A-level results being published.
- Non-Guaranteed students are processed next, and we aim to notify you of your accommodation offer by 30 August.
- Local students who don't have Newcastle as a firm choice are processed last, from 1 September.
We'll assign you an allocation number when we're processing your application. This number is unique to you and is not associated to the date when you applied for accommodation.
The allocation of your room will be based on your stated preferences and the ascending order of your allocation number.
Local students who did not choose Newcastle as your firm choice will not be given an allocation number. Your application will be processed via a waiting list and your position on this waiting list is based on your commutable distance from the University campus and the date you applied.
How we allocate roomsHow we allocate rooms
We will make every effort to offer you a place in your preferred accommodation, but we cannot guarantee this.
We aim to have a balanced mix of students in every residence. We don't knowingly put students registered on the same programme together, nor do we have separate accommodation assigned for particular cultural or religious groups. We do have a small selection of rooms designated as 'alcohol free/quiet areas' for undergraduate students. Please note that these areas will be self-policed and are not guaranteed due to the small availability.
Wherever possible, mature undergraduate students are placed together or with postgraduate students.
If you have a medical condition or disability (including any hidden disability) or any special requirement for a specific type of accommodation, please include details of this on the online Accommodation Application to help us find the most suitable location for you. If you don't include this information, your accommodation offer might be unsuitable for you.
When we allocate roomsWhen we allocate rooms
We will make room allocations for undergraduate students holding either Unconditional Firm or Conditional Firm* offers from early July 2018 onwards.
Please don't worry if your friend has heard from us and you haven't, we're dealing with a high volume of applications.
*Students must have made Newcastle University their firm choice by 30 June 2018 and offers are subject to all conditions being met. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a confirmed place to study at the University, the allocation will be cancelled.
We allocate postgraduate accommodation from early July 2018 onwards.