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Returning to university accommodation

Some students may be eligible to return to university accommodation after first year.

So that we are able to guarantee accommodation for first year students, we are generally required to significantly limit the number of returning students we can accept back into our accommodation.

We have a process in place to allow students who meet the eligibility criteria outlined in clause 9.4 of the 2021/22 Allocation Policy to apply. Students in the following groups are eligible to apply:

  • Students who require physically adapted rooms which cannot be accessed in the private sector.
  • Students with visual impairments (with or without assistance dogs).
  • Students on the autism spectrum who cannot be provided with appropriate support to live in non-University accommodation.
  • Care leavers and estranged students who are unable to obtain a guarantor for private accommodation.

Applications for returning students for the 2023/24 academic year opens on 18/11/2022, and will close on 04/12/2022. To apply to return to University provided accommodation, you have to meet the specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Allocation Policy and apply by the deadline.

If you believe you meet the eligibility criteria please complete the interest form by 5pm on Sunday 4th December 2022.

You are still required to complete this form even if you have been through the returning student application process in a previous academic year. Being approved to return to our accommodation in a previous academic year does not guarantee your application will be accepted again. If you require our accommodation again under any capacity you must complete this form by the deadline.

To submit your interest form please follow the link below:

Returning to university accommodation interest form

Forms must be submitted by Sunday 4th December 2022 deadline to be considered.

Please note, completing this form does not guarantee accommodation will be provided. You are still encouraged to look for private accommodation so recommend that you refer to our House Hunting pages for helpful advice and information about looking for private accommodation in York. You can also join our Facebook group to find a housemate.

Please refer any questions to For more information about how to contact us, please visit the Your Home page.

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