Find out more information about the housing waiting list and whether you’re eligible to join.

If you are a returning student to Sussex, we'll have a number of rooms available in September 2024. We'll also have a number of rooms for new Home postgraduate taught students (MSc and MA).


International students

New international PG students should apply for 2024/25 accommodation as normal. You should not join the waiting list.

Home Postgraduate Taught students

Email to activate your accommodation portal account.

Returning students

You can join the waiting list straight away. You don’t need to email housing.

Late Undergratudate students

New late UG and visiting and exchange student applicants can join the waiting list from Monday 1 July.

UCAS Clearing students

You can join the waiting list a day after your clearing place at the university has been confirmed.

Some students are guaranteed accommodation as part of their offer. If you’re not sure, check if you’re already guaranteed acommodation

Useful tip: If you’ve already secured private sector accommodation for the 2024/25 academic year, check with your agent or landlord whether you can terminate the tenancy agreement without liability.

Don’t join the waiting list unless you have successfully terminated your agreement.

Joining our housing waiting list

Visit the accommodation portal

Important: If you ended a previous contract for University-managed accommodation with unpaid rent, or were found to have breached your previous accommodation terms and conditions, you will not be offered accommodation.

Getting taken off the list

If you no longer need accommodation, and want to be removed from the waiting list, email

Getting updates

We’ll be making offers of accommodation to successful applicants over the next few weeks.

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