How and when to apply

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Follow our step-by-step guide to applying for accommodation.

Applications open in February, and you don’t need to wait until you receive your exam results.

If you’ve accepted an offer to study at the University of Sunderland (conditional or unconditional) even if we are your insurance choice, you’ll need to think about what type of accommodation to apply for.

Check if you're eligible for our Accommodation Scholarship.

Step 1

Register your details online, including email address and student application number (found on your CAS/study offer letter). For example: UA0LTM/123456789, student application number is 123456789.

Please note, the online accommodation system will be unavailable from 11am-12pm on Monday 4 November 2019, and again from 9am on Tuesday 19 November to 5pm on Thursday 21 November 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. If you have any queries please email accommodation@sunderland.ac.uk.


Step 2

A unique validation code will be emailed to you instantly. If you fail to receive your validation code please check your spam/junk folders, if it’s not there then email accommodation@sunderland.ac.uk


Step 3

Once you receive your validation code you can log into your account (you only need to use this code when you first log in). Keep your login details safe as you will need these details to check the progress of your application.

Step 4

Log in and create a new application. Add your choices of accommodation and any additional information you would like us to know. Then submit! You’ll receive an automatic email confirming that you have submitted an application. 


Step 5

University managed accommodation

Accommodation Services allocates applications in accordance with our allocation policy. If you have an Unconditional Firm (UF) or Conditional Firm (CF) you’ll receive a room offer via email within seven working days.

The Forge U Student Village

If your first choice is u-student, they will process your application from this point. Visit www.u-student.com for more details.



Payment methods

If you choose to pay by any non-online payment methods, please email accommodation@sunderland.ac.uk to send us a copy of your receipt (bank transfer) or your unique code, which will be given to you by student finance via telephone.

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