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If you have firmly accepted through UCAS of an offer on a full-time course at Aston University, you are guaranteed a room in our Campus Accommodation during your first year of study, provided you have applied for accommodation by the deadline (27th July 2018).

Please begin by looking at the different types of accommodation on offer (Room Types and Prices link above) in the different buildings. There are 5 bedroom and 7 bedroom flats in each area, with different costs and amenities. 

When you are ready, you can start your application.

Step 2


After firmly accepting your offer through UCAS, please allow up to 24 hours for our system to update which will enable you to register online on the Accommodation Application Portal.

You must register the first time using your unique Student ID (starting with 18), not your UCAS number. Please register using an email you check regularly as your room offer will be sent to this email.

When you register, you will be sent via email a validation code which must be used to log in for the first time. 

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Step 3


Using your validation code, log in and select 'Applications' from the left hand menu. 

You will need to enter some contact details for yourself and an emergency contact before continuing. 

On the Applications page, choose 2018/19 as your 'Academic Year' and Undergraduate or Postgraduate as your 'Course Type'

On the next page, you can choose whether you want to live in a 5 bed or 7 bed flat in order of preference. If your first choice is not available, we will place you in your second choice. The contract length for undergraduates is 44 weeks and it is 51 weeks for postgraduates. The start and end dates will be filled in for you.

On the next page, you will be able to add preferences. Please be aware that whilst we will endeavour to meet your preferences, we regret that due to the limited nature of the available accommodation, it is not always possible to satisfy them.

Please see our ALLOCATION POLICY to see how we prioritise your requirements.

In the NOTES box, please add anything else you would like us to be aware of when allocating a room to you. E.g. Do you want a lower or higher floor? Do you want to be in the same flat as other named students? Do you wish to be with quiet students? Do you want to be in a specific building?

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Step 4


On the next page, you will get a summary of your chosen options and any preferences and notes you have made. Please check these and alter them if needed before continuing. 

Click on Submit. You will then have to tick a box that says you have read the Allocations Policy and that your details will be shared with our accommodation partner, Unite Students. We strongly encourage you to read the Policy before ticking the box to make sure you know what you are agreeing to.

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You will then receive an email to say your application has been received. The University will now check your application to make sure you are eligible for first year accommodation and that you have firmly accepted an offer for Aston as your first choice. 

If you have a conditional offer, you will have to wait until after 16th August, 2018 to receive a room offer. If you have an unconditional offer, you will receive a room offer from Mid-April onwards. 

Please ensure that your email software doesn't send emails from aston.ac.uk or unitestudents.com to the junk email folder.

Step 5


Upon receiving a room offer, you will be then sent an email from Unite Students with a link to complete your booking. Once you have been sent the Unite Students email, you will have 3 days to complete your booking and pay an advance fee of £250. This will be deducted from your first instalment, payable on the 27th August.

If you do not complete within the time allowed, your room offer will be withdrawn and you will have to apply again, bearing in mind we allocate rooms in the order we receive the applications, so you will be placed at the bottom of the list.


Step 6


You can choose to pay for your room in instalments or as a one off payment. 

If you are a EU/home student on a 44 week contract, you can pay in full on the 27th August, 2018 or pay in four instalments;

  • 10% on 27/08/2018 
  • 30% on 30/09/2018 
  • 40% on 18/01/2019 
  • 20% on 12/04/2019 

If you are an International student on a 44 week contract, you can pay in full on the 27th August, 2018 or pay in two instalments;

  • 50% on 27/08/2018 
  • 50% on 11/01/2019

If you are a EU/home student on a 51 week Postgraduate contract, you can pay in full on the 27th August, 2018 or pay in four instalments;

  • 10% on 27/08/2018 
  • 30% on 30/09/2018 
  • 40% on 18/01/2019 
  • 20% on 12/04/2019 

If you are an International student on a 51 week postgraduate contract, you can pay in full on the 27th August, 2018 or pay in two instalments;

  • 50% on 27/08/2018 
  • 50% on 11/01/2019

Moving in weekend is provisionally slated for Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th September 2018. More details will follow.