Returning students - Apply for accommodation

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Returning accommodation applications for the 2023-24 academic year, are now open.

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When you fill in your application form, list your choice of locations in order of preference. Do not select any type of room you're not prepared to accept.

£150 Cashback

Great news! We have rooms available for returning students for the 2023-24 academic year, if you would like to come back and stay with us.

Even better news! If you apply by 23 April 2023 you will receive £150 cashback (which will be paid into your student finance account in December 2023, after you have moved in)

Cashback Offer Terms and Conditions

Applications must be completed before midnight on 23 April 2023 to be eligible to the cashback offer. The payment will be made in December 2023, following the applicant successfully moving in and completing the first rent payment. The £150 payment will be sent to the applicants Student Finance account. If you have previously held a tenancy or licence agreement with the University, our obligation to grant you the tenancy described in your Offer will be conditional on you having paid all sums due to the University under your previous tenancy or licence agreements. You will not be able to take up a new tenancy if you have unpaid debt from an earlier contract. This offer is only available to students who will be studying at the University full time in 2023-2024, and applied to accommodation, owned or managed by the University.

Benefits of living on campus

  • All your bills included
  • 24-hour security
  • Live with friends*
  • Essex Sport silver membership included**
  • Undergraduate Athletes' Village
  • Close to academic buildings, lectures, and on-campus events
  • 39-week tenancy for undergraduates to suit term time
  • 50-week tenancy for postgraduates to suit term time
  • Reliability and comfort in official accommodation
  • And much more!

*Living with friends cannot be guaranteed but is taken into consideration when allocating.

**Essex Sport silver membership is only applicable in Colchester accommodation.

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