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How to apply for halls

An overview of the application and allocation process

step 1Assuming you meet our eligibility criteria and you have accepted (firm or insurance) a conditional or unconditional offer to study at Kingston University, we will send you full application details in May/June by email.

If you have not heard from us by 8 July and you meet our eligibility criteria, please contact us.

step 2The email will contain information to enable you to log in to our halls application website.

You should apply as soon as you have read this information, whether Kingston is your firm or insurance choice. Do not wait until your course offer is unconditional. The last date for applications is 8 August and your offer may not be unconditional until after this date. Unfortunately we are unable to offer a room to every first-year student who applies for halls and meets our eligibility criteria.

It is important you make three different preferences (unless you are a nursing student, who are usually housed together, in which case you have a choice of standard and Kingston Hill En suite). You must make your preferences in order to have applied for a place in our Halls.

We will try to offer you your first choice (if available) but this is not always possible as we receive more applications than we have rooms available.

step 3Rooms are allocated when your course offer is 'Unconditional Firm' and you have made your preferences online. This may be before August, but is usually after A-level results. We automatically allocate rooms by looking at your preferences, subject to availability. We will try to offer one of your preferences.

step 4If we offer you a room, subject to availability, we will send you an allocation email. Attached to the email will be several documents:


  • Hall Licence Term Sheet
  • Conditions of Licence to Occupy a Study-Bedroom in a Student Hall
  • Hall Registration Form
  • Hall Deposit Payment Form

You will need to log in to the system (a link will be provided in the email) accept the offer of a room and pay a £300 deposit via our online payment system. You will be able to send a cheque for the deposit instead, if you wish.

You will need to keep checking your emails as the offer of a room will have a closing date – you must accept the offer and pay the deposit by the closing date or we will assume that you do not want the room, and will offer it to another student.

step 5If you have been allocated a room in halls, you will want to access the welcome to halls webpages. These cover everything you need to know about your stay, including what to bring with you.

step 6The majority of students arrive in halls on the second weekend in September. The allocation process will continue throughout the period from July to October. Please read our frequently asked questions on living in halls if you are not sure what to expect.

step 7If you have read the preferences guide and understand the room types and costs information, you can apply for halls.

Contact us

Accommodation: Student Life Centre
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7311
Email us

Communication tip

It is vital that our Applicant Services Department has your current address and email address, especially if you are travelling abroad during the summer. When we make an accommodation offer, there is a limited time to reply and pay the deposit to secure your room.

Please email aps@kingston.ac.uk or phone +44(0)844 855 2177 if you need to update your details.

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