Students in the on-campus accommodation

2024-2025 Applicants

Our Student Accommodation is now operating at full capacity for the academic year September 2024 to May 2025 and we are no longer accepting new applications.  All accommodation applicants have now been contacted to advise them of the outcome of their application.  Unsuccessful applicants have been placed on the waiting list and will be contacted if any vacancies arise from cancellations, withdrawals, or upon the release of any reserved rooms.  If we are later able to accept new applications, we will announce this on our website and social media.  Regrettably, due to the number of applicants already on the waiting list we are unable to retain the details of anyone who has not already applied for accommodation.

To help prospective students start the search for private accommodation, we have compiled a list of local estate agents.  Unfortunately, as we are not in control of any private lets, we are unable to make specific recommendations.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for student accommodation:

  • You need to have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study on a full-time course, or be a continuing student on a full-time course, which starts September 2024.
  • You must be at least 16 years old by 20 August 2024 – we cannot accept residents under this age.
  • You must be ready for independent living. Students who live in our accommodation are treated as adults. This means they keep their rooms clean, do their own laundry, cook for themselves, and contribute to keeping communal areas tidy.

What happens next?

We usually receive a high volume of applications, so we encourage prospective students to apply early. To manage expectations, we will temporarily close to new applicants at the end of April, while we review applications. Any students who require a specific room for medical reasons may be asked to provide supporting medical evidence of this prior to an offer being made. Accommodation offers will be made in May. If there are any remaining vacancies, we will reopen the application form and post updates to our social media. Once all available rooms have been allocated, eligible applicants will be placed on a waiting list and will be allocated places in the event of cancellations, withdrawals, or upon the release of any unused reserved rooms.

How do you decide who gets a place in the Student Accommodation?

Since we have a limited capacity of 78 places, we cannot guarantee anyone a room. We endeavour to ensure that all applications are treated fairly. When it comes to making offers, we prioritise students using a number of criteria including:

  • Students in their first year of study since leaving school.
  • Students who live a significant distance from the campus.
  • Students who have in-person classes on campus.
  • UHI Perth is also committed to supporting students who are Carers, Care Experienced, or Estranged when possible.

See our FAQs page for further information.