A place in University residences is guaranteed to all Study Abroad and Exchange students who apply for accommodation online between the following dates:
For September Arrival: 18th June - 1st July 2013
For January Arrival: 1st November - 1st December 2013
For students who are accepted to the Study Abroad Programme after the deadlines above, it may still be possible for you to apply for a place in University accommodation, depending on availability. You will be given information in your acceptance email.
In order to apply for University accommodation you will need your University of Leeds student ID number, which is in your acceptance letter and email. You cannot apply before being accepted to study at Leeds by the Study Abroad Office.
Receiving Your Room Allocation
You will receive an email with details of your accommodation allocation approximately one month before your arrival. This email will also give you the exact start date of your contract. It is very important that you accept your offer of a room immediately as per the instructions in the email. If you wish to arrive earlier than the start date on your contract, you must contact the Accommodation Office who may be able to arrange temporary accommodation for you.
Contract Start Dates
Most University accommodation will be available from Wednesday 18th September 2013. However, contract start dates may vary so please check your contract very carefully. If you will be arriving before your contract start date, temporary accommodation can usually be found for you, but you will need to contact the Accommodation Office directly to tell them your arrival date.
Most University accommodation will be available from Sunday 26th January 2014, which is one day before the start of teaching. However, we anticipate that many of you will be able to access your University accommodation from Wednesday 22nd January, in time for the orientation programme. For those of you whose residences are not available from the 22nd, the Accommodation Office will arrange temporary accommodation for you. This will usually be in the private sector but will be for the same cost as a University residence.
Contract End Dates
Students who will be studying at Leeds for Semester 1 only will be offered an accommodation contract that finishes during the middle of the January examinations period, on Saturday 18th January. This is because many of you will finish your exams within the first week. However, you will be contacted by the Accommodation Office once the exam timetable has been published, to find out if you need to extend your contract to include any additional time up until the end of the semester (Friday 24th January 2014). Please keep this in mind when booking your flights to the UK, as it may be worth purchasing a ticket with flexible return dates if this is an option.
Depending on which residence you are housed in, your accommodation contract will end between the following dates: 21st June – 12th July 2014.
Please note that you will not be able to shorten your accommodation contract for any reason.
Welfare and Support
One of the primary benefits of staying in a University residence is the support you will receive during your time there. All University residences have wardens (members of University teaching or administrative staff) and subwardens (current students at the University) who you can go to during term time for advice or for help sorting out any problems. For further information, please visit the Accommodation Office website.
Please contact the Accommodation Office directly at:
Student Services Centre
Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Tel: +44 113 343 7777
Fax: +44 113 343 6077
Some students choose to stay in privately owned accommodation rather than University residences. The Study Abroad Office and Accommodation Office are unable to assist you in searching for private accommodation, but we would advise that you read the private housing section on the Accommodation Office website for further information.
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