Applying
for halls

Applications for halls are open to all full-time Derby students, whether they are new, returning, international or local. Applying for halls is really easy. You'll need your UCAS or student number to apply and you'll only have to pay £50 upfront to secure your booking. That £50 will be deducted from your first term's rent.

When to apply

Applications open from the end of October but most new students apply from January. New students with an UNCONDITIONAL FIRM (UF) or CONDITIONAL FIRM (CF) offer from Derby can usually apply for halls 48 hours after they have accepted their offer from the Admissions Department.

You'll have the chance to tell us your room preferences when you apply and though we can't guarantee that you'll be offered your first choice of room, we will, however, do our best to meet your requirements from the choices you've made. The sooner you apply, the greater the chance that you'll get your first room preference. You should also tell us whether you want to live in a single or mixed gender flat and if you have any particular requirements because of a medical condition.

How to apply

All applications should be made online. Currently, we advise you to apply online using any browser except Google Chrome 9.0 as some customers are experiencing difficulties with it. You'll need to set up a Student living account and login to Student Living.

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We're confident that you'll find applying an easy process as we were recently named finalists for Best Booking Experience in the Global Student Living Index (Autumn 2020).

What happens after you've applied?

When we've allocated you a room, we'll email you to let you know and we'll send you an offer of accommodation, so remember to check your emails regularly. To accept our Offer of Accommodation, you'll need to complete the online offer and accept it within ten working days.

Our guarantee

We guarantee every first year and overseas student a room in halls if applications are completed by 31 July. 

Supporting our students through the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, we have done all we can to support our students and be flexible in our approach. This has included working closely with the University and Union of students to offer current students a rent waiver.

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Halls prices 2021-22

The price of our accommodation varies depending on which halls and room type you choose to apply for.

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