Getting accommodation

Find out if you are guaranteed University-managed housing before you start at Sussex and what you can do in advance to make life easier.

Make sure you have a room

You're guaranteed accommodation if you are a full-time undergraduate student and you have made Sussex your firm choice through UCAS by our housing deadline.

You’re also guaranteed housing if you’re a non-EU full-time student, who has met the housing application and pre-payment deadline, and is studying:

  • a Masters
  • the first year of a PhD for a full academic year.

In some other scenarios you’re also guaranteed a room.

For full details and deadline information, read our accommodation guarantee.

What is University-managed accommodation?

University-managed accommodation comprises rooms, flats and houses that are run and maintained by Sussex or our partners. These fall into two categories:

Other accommodation, not managed by us, is run privately. You rent this through letting agencies or private landlords. We can help you find privately rented accommodation.

Complete our housing induction

If you’re staying in University-managed accommodation, you should complete our housing induction before you arrive.

Log in to our online housing portal to do this. This is different from Online Registration, which all students must complete.

Book an arrival time slot

If you are living in University-managed accommodation, you should book a time slot to collect your key. If you’re living on campus, this is also when you’ll move into your room. If you’re off campus, find out when and where to collect your key.

You can book a time slot at the end of the online housing induction.

If you don’t have accommodation

If you’re coming to Sussex for an undergraduate course, but you’ve missed our housing deadline, you can join a non-guaranteed waiting list for University-managed accommodation.

If you’re coming to study a Masters or a PhD, but have missed our deadline, you can continue using the housing registration portal – you’re just not guaranteed accommodation.

Renting privately

If you’re not a first-year student, you should look for privately-rented accommodation. University-managed housing is prioritised for new students.

If you don’t get (or want) University-managed accommodation, you can still rent privately in the areas surrounding campus. We will help you with this.

Reporting issues with your accommodation

Read our residential support and guidance if you are unhappy or have a question about your accommodation.

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