How to Apply

We guarantee to make an offer of University-approved accommodation to all full-time undergraduate students studying at Manchester Metropolitan University for the first time, who register by Monday 13th July*.

We offer a straightforward step-by-step guide to the application process and so please review this when making your application.

Accommodation Timeline 2020

13th January 2020

Registrations and bookings open for returning students currently

9th March 2020 Registrations and bookings open for new students with an 'Conditional or Unconditional firm' offer from 10am
July 31st

Last date to cancel accommodation without penalty

August 6th New International students applying must register by this date to be eligible for the Accommodation Guarantee
August 13th A-level results released and clearing spaces are confirmed
September 5th

International students move in

September 12th

UK students move in


Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee to make an offer of University-approved accommodation to all full-time undergraduate students provided you:

  • will be studying at Manchester Metropolitan University for the first time
  • are coming to University alone
  • accept an offer of a place at Manchester Metropolitan University as your firm choice through UCAS
  • register for accommodation online by Monday 13th July*
  • require the accommodation for a full letting period for single occupancy
  • select a room and pay the pre payment of rent within the required time**


Non-guaranteed accommodation

If your application falls outside the conditions of our accommodation guarantee, whilst you are still welcome to apply, you will not be guaranteed accommodation. If we are unable to offer accommodation and / or to meet specific requests, you will be referred to Manchester Student Homes, our FREE University owned housing service for students.

Important information

Manchester Metropolitan University reserves the right to withdraw an offer of accommodation if you fail to meet admission requirements or if a programme is withdrawn.

The University has absolute discretion to make the final decision about which accommodation will be offered to individual students.

*Deadline of 6th August for international students.

**For University partner halls completes guarantor, contract and deposit process within the required time.

How is accommodation allocated?

We try to ensure that accommodation places go to those who will get the most from the experience of living in a residential community of students. This is why we reserve the majority of places for first year students, though we also give priority to disabled students.

We do not group students on University course profile (e.g. students studying on the same course) or prioritise students for a particular hall based on the proximity of their academic building or the course they are studying.  

Accommodation Managed by Manchester Met

Accommodation that is managed by the University includes Birley (Dale, Dunham, Naylor, Vine and Warde), BriarfieldsCambridge, CavendishNeedham Court, Oxford Court.

Partner and Private Accommodation

Partner accommodation is owned and managed by other providers but can be applied for through the Manchester Met application process. This includes Cavendish Place, New Medlock House, Rosamond House (formerly Liberty Central) or Wilmslow Park.

Under 18’s

You must be 18 or over to enter into a contract for Manchester Met University accommodation. If you will be under 18 on or after the start of the contract a guarantor will be required.

Care Leavers

Eligible care leavers will be given priority to apply for a room (a care-leaver is a person that has been in the care of the Local Authority, for example, living in foster care or at a children’s home within the last two years.).

Disabled Applicants

Manchester Met is committed to equality and diversity. We give special consideration to students with disabilities and we have a number of accessible rooms to accommodate your need.

More information for disabled applicants

Postgraduate and Family Applicants

If you are a postgraduate student or are looking for accommodation to live with your family or partner, there are various options available.

Find out more about postgraduate and family accommodation

How to Apply