Accommodation for returning students
We have a limited number of rooms available for returning students.
Applications for 2023/24 have closed
Returner accommodation applications for 2023/24 have now closed. We will let you know whether your application has been successful on 4 April 2023.
Who are returning students?
You are a returning student if:
- You are a current student.
- You have previously studied at the University of Bristol, for any length of time, either online or in person.
- You have previously moved into University accommodation, for any length of time, for example before suspending your studies.
Students on the International Foundation Programme
If you are an International Foundation Programme student due to go onto your main programme of study, you are guaranteed an offer of returner accommodation, providing you apply by 23 March 2023. After this date, you will no longer be able to apply for University accommodation and you will need to find accommodation in the private sector.
All other students
Returner accommodation is extremely limited, so we strongly recommend you find accommodation in the private sector.
If you feel you need to stay in University accommodation - for example due to a disability, health condition or other circumstances which mean accommodation in the private sector isn't suitable for you - it is essential that you include this information in your application.
If you do this, we will prioritise your application, but we cannot guarantee you an offer of accommodation due to the extremely limited availability. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to look for accommodation in the private sector alongside your returner application.
Where do returning students live?
We do not have any designated residences for returning students only. Returning students live in University residences alongside students in their first year of study. You can let us know if you would prefer to be in a flat with other returners or new students, but we cannot guarantee to meet this request.
When are returner accommodation offers made?
We will let you know whether your application has been successful on 4 April 2023.
If we can offer you returner accommodation, you will need to accept your offer by 6 April 2023 at 3pm.
If we are unable to offer you returner accommodation or if you miss the offer deadline, you will need to find accommodation in the private sector.