Great news! Returning accommodation applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will remain open and we have extended our guarantee, so apply below now.
If you are applying for a new course or if you have completed the East 15 Theatre Arts Foundation and have been successful in getting a place on one of their degree programmes, you will need to apply as a new student.
On the application form, you will be asked to select your preferred locations. Please select these in order of preference and don't select any location which you wouldn't be prepared to accept. We cannot guarantee that you'll be offered your first choice of accommodation.
Please select the 2022-2023 academic year from the drop down, when applying.
(You will need your Essex username and password to apply)
If you're unable to secure University accommodation you have the option to live locally in privately owned rental properties. The Students' Union's house-finding service SU Homes will be able to help you find the perfect place to live.
SU Advice can offer information about tenant rights and responsibilities, about repairs, repossession, eviction, harassment by landlords, contracts, deposits and much more.
You will be required to make a £250 prepayment (which will be deducted from your first terms rental fees) in order to accept your offer.
You will be able to make this accommodation prepayment by credit/debit card as part of the online acceptance process. If you do not make this prepayment during your online acceptance, you will be able to pay credit/debit or UK cheque, in person at the Cash Desk in the Silberrad Student Centre.
Please do not try and pay your accommodation prepayment now. It will only be required when you accept your accommodation offer. Full instructions on paying your accommodation prepayment will also be given in your offer letter.
Find out more about paying for your accommodation.
Students who have a debt to the university will not be made an offer of accommodation until the debt is cleared. You will be notified if this is the case and be given an opportunity to make payment to clear this debt.
If this is not received then we may not be able to proceed with your application.