Applying for 2018/19

So here are the key points you need to know about applying for University accommodation as an undergraduate or postgraduate student. We strongly recommend that you apply as soon as you can because in previous years demand for places in University accommodation has always been high.

By visiting Liverpool Life, you can either apply for the full academic year "2018/19" if you plan to arrive in September 2018 - or if you are arriving before this date for example if you are taking a "Pre-sessional English" course - you will need to apply for the current academic year "2017/18" to cover your Pre-Sessional course and then apply for "2018/19" for your course starting in September.

The 2018/19 undergraduate accommodation price list is available here - Accommodation Fees 2018-19

1st year "Firm" guarantee 

If you are a new undergraduate student, we guarantee to find you a place in University accommodation if:

  • You have chosen the University of Liverpool as your 1st choice and you have accepted an Unconditional Firm offer (UF) or a Conditional Firm offer (CF) and
  • You apply for your accommodation no later than 31st July. We recommend that you apply as soon as you receive your invitation email from the University's admissions team and have been issued with your student ID number (this always begins in 20.........)

Insurance Choice & Clearing

If you have placed the University of Liverpool as your 2nd (Insurance) choice or come to us through clearing then unfortunately due to the high demand each year from our 1st choice "Firm" students, we cannot guarantee accommodation for you in University Halls of Residence. Although there is no formal guarantee, in previous years we have been able to offer either University or University-approved accommodation to the majority of students who have placed the University of Liverpool as their Insurance choice (CI) and we always try our best to assist students who come to the University through the clearing process with University-approved accommodation from trusted local providers in the private sector.

Room Allocation Order

We prioritise the allocation of rooms to students in the following order - taking into consideration the date of your application:

  1. Students who accept an unconditional "Firm" offer and are not result dependent (UF) 
  2. Students who put us as their “Firm” (1st) choice who will receive their examination results in August (CF)
  3. Students who have University of Liverpool as their “Insurance” (2nd) choice (CI)
  4. Students who come to the University through “Clearing” (CL) 

Here are the key points for applying:-

    • You can apply for accommodation online as you receive your invitation email from the University's admissions team and have been issued with your student ID number (this always begins in 20.....)
    • Once you log into the Liverpool Life portal, navigate to the accommodation section and you can begin your application for University Accommodation.
    • We will ask you to make three choices. Please read the various options carefully, including our catered options which are fantastic value.
    • Once your academic status changes (this may be after your exams results when you will become an "unconditional" offerholder) you will receive an email with details of the accommodation we can offer you - please make sure to check any junk or spam inboxes !!
    • All offers of Accommodation will be sent from Monday 20th August onwards.
    • To secure your place you will need to go to our website and carefully read your tenancy agreement. 
    • **Please note that you will only have 24hrs to either accept or decline your offer of accommodation**
    • **If you reject your offer of accommodation, there is no guarantee that the University will be able to make you another room offer**
    • You will need to accept the offer of accommodation online, sign your tenancy agreement electronically and pay a non-refundable £150 booking fee - once you arrive this then becomes your damage deposit and is refunded subject to a room inspection when you leave.
    • Please note we cannot tell you your room number until shortly before you arrive. For your safety please do not share this on social media.

**Please ensure that you complete your application for accommodation as soon as possible because the date you apply is also taken into consideration**

Go to our undergraduate accommodation page

Room Changer waiting list

Once you have accepted your room offer - don't worry if this isn't exactly the room you wanted - using your accommodation portal you can nominate one choice of room type from our room waiting list. If your nominated room type then becomes available - you will be sent a new offer of accommodation.

Look for rooms using the Room Changer here

Postgraduate students

We guarantee first year postgraduate students either University or University-Approved accommodation on campus provided they apply no later than 31st July.

Postgraduate accommodation is offered on a self-catering basis with single-occupancy private rooms (mostly en suite).

Here are the key points:-

  • You can apply as soon as you receive your invitation email from the University's admissions team and have been issued with your student ID number (this always begins in 20.....)
  • Log into the Liverpool Life portal and navigate to the accommodation section, you can then make your three choices
  • Most of our available accommodation is private study bedrooms. Self-contained accommodation is very limited.
  • We will email you details of the accommodation we can offer you once your place on your programme is confirmed.
  • You will need to accept the accommodation online, sign the tenancy agreement electronically and pay a non-refundable £150 booking fee - once you arrive this then becomes your damage deposit and is refunded subject to a room inspection when you leave.
  • Your accommodation contract will be for a 51-week period, commencing in September.

Go to our postgraduate student accommodation page

Returning Undergraduates

If you are entering your second or third year's here at the University and would like to apply for accommodation please make sure that you as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as there will be limited places throughout our residences and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with an offer of self-catered ensuite accommodation.

 

Go to our returning undergraduate student accommodation page