New Student Guarantee

September 2021 applicants

The information below is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. This page will be updated accordingly as circumstances change.

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.

We are mindful that government guidance may change, which could affect our accommodation offer. If this happens, we will keep you informed, but don't worry - we will still be able to offer you a bedroom that will be safe and compliant with the most up-to-date regulations.

Eligibility Criteria

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
  • You meet the terms of your academic offer before 30 July (postgraduate only)
  • You apply for accommodation before 31 July

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

If you are a Stage 2, International student that did not arrive in the UK for the entirety your first year of study due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still able to guarantee you accommodation. You won't be able to apply for accommodation in the usual way so please contact us for further information


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

  • You attend Newcastle as an Insurance or Clearing applicant
  • 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

We are still hopeful that we will be able to offer you accommodation 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.