Your accommodation will be more than just the place where you study and sleep – it will be your own space to call home.

University accommodation

Whether you want to live on your own or with other students, based on or off campus, catered or self-catered, our residences offer different options to suit your preferences and budget.


If you applied for University accommodation before the deadline on 1 July 2022 (31 August 2022 if Leeds was originally your insurance choice), you should receive your offer of accommodation before 10 September.

Visit our accommodation deadlines and applying page for more information.

Late applicants and clearing students

If you have yet to apply, email our Accommodation Office at

If you are coming to Leeds through clearing, you can apply for accommodation two days after you have accepted your offer through UCAS.

You can find further information for prospective students on the accommodation website.

Temporary accommodation

If you are an international student who needs to arrive before your accommodation contract starts, please check our early arrivals page in August for more information about the temporary accommodation available to you.

Additional requirements

If you have any additional requirements for your accommodation due to a disability, medical condition or another factor, please let us know your needs so we can try to meet them.

We have adapted accommodation in a number of our residences, including for physical, hearing and visual impairment.

Accommodation checklist

Important things to consider when applying for university accommodation include:

Private accommodation

If you’re moving into private accommodation, both Unipol and Leeds University Union can give you advice and help with your house search.


Unipol works closely with the University to help students find suitable accommodation. Unipol own and manage their own properties, as well as advertising for other owners in Leeds. You can find available properties, advice and support on the Unipol website.

Leeds University Union (LUU)

There is a lot of great housing advice from LUU, including how to check the standard of the accommodation, whether your landlord is reputable, plus deposit information and tenants' satisfaction rates with local landlords.

Private sector accommodation checklist

There are plenty of things to consider when choosing your private accommodation, including:

  • Seeing your accommodation in person before you sign a contract
  • If you are unable to view accommodation in person, consider temporary arrangements to begin with
  • Checking your contract
  • Doing an inventory
  • Understanding what council tax you will need to pay
  • Arranging a date for key collection
  • Contacting your landlord