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 28th August*.

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

Clearing FAQs

I haven't applied yet. Will I still get accommodation?

Manchester Met has a Clearing Accommodation Guarantee if you register your interest with us by Wednesday 28 August 2019.

I can’t register my interest. What can I do?

If you have confirmed an offer through clearing, it may take approximately 24 hours for systems to refresh. The University is unable to speed up this process, but please don’t worry, as long as you register before 28 August, you will be eligible for our guarantee. We recommend you keep trying over the next few days.

You can only book a room through the Accommodation Portal, we are unable to do this over the phone.

Portal Problems?

Check you are entering your details correctly into the Portal login page. Don’t copy and paste this information.
  • Your University ID is an 8-digit number which is included on your offer information
  • Your date of birth is typed in this format: DDMmmYY e.g 16Nov98 (This is case sensitive)
  • Try using another device to register or a different browser
  • Some public computers have firewalls that cause issues


Why should I book accommodation through Manchester Met?

There are lots of good reasons to book directly with us, below are a few of them:
Only students in Manchester Met halls can guarantee living in a flat with all Manchester Met students. This includes accommodation secured through us in our partner halls too – Liberty Central, New Medlock, Cavendish Place and Wilmslow Park.

All of our halls have Residential Advisors - these are students employed by the University, who live in halls, who will help you get settled and organise free events you can attend. They are there for you to ask any questions and to offer support and guidance should you need it.

Our Halls are great value for money – All bills are included including utilities, great Wi-Fi and contents insurance. The also have 24/7 security.

I no longer want/need my place in halls. What do I need to do?

If you no longer require halls accommodation and have paid the £200 pre-payment of rent, please take a look at our cancellation and refund policy.

If you have booked a room in one of our partnership halls (New Medlock, Cavendish Place, Liberty Central or Wilmslow Park), please contact the hall directly for details of their cancellation and refund policy.

Accommodation Timeline 2019

February 19th

Registrations open for returning students

March 4th Registrations open from 10am for new students with an 'unconditional firm' offer 

Eligible returning students will be invited to select a room

April 3rd Eligible new students will be invited to select a room
April 1st Registrations open from 10am for new students with a 'conditional firm' offer 
July 31st

Last date to cancel accommodation without penalty

August 15th A-level results released and clearing spaces are confirmed
August 28th New Home and International students applying must register by this date to be eligible for the Accommodation Guarantee
September 7th

International students move in

September 14th

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 28th August*
  • 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 28th 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, CavendishDaisy Bank, Needham 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, 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 you will not be eligible for our accommodation. However, help and advice is available from the Student Living team to direct you to alternatives.

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