Accommodation

New Student Guarantee

New Student Guarantee

We guarantee accommodation to all full year, undergraduate and postgraduate taught students where certain eligibility criteria is met.

Where possible, the Accommodation Team will take into account your preferences for location and room type; however, they are not always able to allocate you to your selected accommodation. The accommodation guarantee is an offer of a room which may be university-owned, managed partnership or occasionally with a local accommodation provider. 

Eligibility Criteria 2022/23

We guarantee a room to all first-year undergraduate and postgraduate taught students that meet eligibility criteria as follows:

  • You are enrolled on your course for the full academic year
  • You are joining us in accommodation for the full academic year
  • You are in the first year of your degree programme
  • You are a single student (i.e. you do not need accommodation for a partner or family)
  • You accept Newcastle University as your firm choice university by 9 June (undergraduate only) 
  • You meet the terms of your academic offer before 30 July (postgraduate only)
  • You apply for accommodation by 31 July

In addition to our first-year guarantee, International and eligible EU undergraduate students are guaranteed a room in accommodation for the duration of study at Newcastle University. 

Clearing and Insurance Guarantee 

We understand that things don’t always go to plan and that you might not have intended to come to Newcastle University and therefore haven’t applied for accommodation with us in advance of results day. We want to help alleviate the pressure by offering our Clearing and Insurance students an accommodation guarantee.  

Eligibility criteria for our ‘Clearing and Insurance Guarantee’ is as follows: 

  • You are enrolled on your course for the full academic year
  • You are joining us in accommodation for the full academic year
  • You are in the first year of your degree programme
  • You are a single student (i.e. you do not need accommodation for a partner or family)
  • You have had your place confirmed by Newcastle University following your UCAS application
  • You have applied for accommodation by 7 September

We will aim to process your application within 2-3 working days of receiving it, but only after all firm offer holders have been allocated 

Whilst we may have already begun processing applications, vacancies arise in all our accommodation sites. We recommend that you still apply for your favourite accommodation, and we will try our best to match your preferences. All our accommodation is great quality but remember if we can’t offer you your chosen accommodation, it’s the people you live with that make your experience!  

Exclusions

Not all applicants are covered by our New Student Guarantee. You are not guaranteed accommodation if:

  • You are a part-year student
  • You do not intend to live in the accommodation for the full academic year
  • You require couple or family accommodation
  • You suspended your studies in a previous year after the first term 
  • You have not applied by the guarantee date

We are still hopeful that we will be able to offer you accommodation by 12 September and therefore recommend that you still apply for accommodation with us. If we are unable to offer you a university room, we will contact you with details of alternative accommodation in the city.