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Guaranteed accommodation available for Clearing applicants - ends this Friday at 9am!

We understand that there is a lot to consider in a limited amount of time when applying through Clearing. To help remove the pressure of finding somewhere to live, we guarantee to offer a place in University accommodation to eligible clearing students who apply for accommodation by 9am on 23rd August 2019*.

We offer a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and lifestyles including catered or self-catered, single rooms or shared rooms, and we are confident you will find somewhere that suits you.

* Please refer to the St Mary’s Accommodation Allocation Policy 2019/20 for more information about the eligiblity criteria of the accommodation guarantee.

Accommdation FAQs

What Halls can I apply for?

St Mary’s University, Twickenham has a range of halls of residence available for first year undergraduate students. Applicants will be asked to list their preferences and will be allocated a room type subject to availability.

Will I get my first preference of Hall?

We will take your preference into consideration when applying on the online portal, however we cannot guarantee you will receive your preferred type of accommodation.

Am I guaranteed a place in campus accommodation?

University accommodation is mostly made up of halls of residence on Campus, however also includes private halls of residence and accommodation options locally. Where possible we will always consider the preferences that you enter as part of the allocation process.

Please refer to the St Mary’s Accommodation Allocation Policy 2019/20 for more information.

If I put an application through clearing, when will I receive an outcome?

St Mary’s accommodation team will process new applications as soon as possible once they have been received. Applications for accommodation received before 9am on the 23rd August should be processed by 31st August and will be communicated through the online portal.

What happens if I apply after 9am on the 23rd August?

If you apply for university accommodation after 9am on the 23rd August, we will still do our best to accommodate you but this is subject to availability. Where we are not able to offer you a place in university accommodation, the accommodation team will work with you to find other suitable accommodation.

How will you contact me?

You will receive an email directing you to the accommodation portal.

I have a medical condition/ I am a care leaver/ I will be under 18 when I start my course. Will you take these circumstances into account?

If you have a medical condition, if you are a Care Leaver or you will be under 18 when you start your course, then St Mary’s will take this into consideration when allocating rooms, but please be aware we cannot guarantee your first choice. Where a specific room type is necessary, applications will be prioritised, however are subject to availability.

If you have a medical condition you will need to provide medical evidence of this so that we can pass this information to our Student Wellbeing team to assess the best option for you. You can email the relevant evidence to

Off-campus accommodation
Private student housing

There is a range of privatley operated halls of residence in the nearby town of Kingston, as well as Grosvenor Halls in Twickenham.

Private renting

Renting in the private sector is often the preferred choice for students. StudentPad is our online private housing database where you can search suitable properties, register for alerts and contact landlords directly. You can also use the messageboard on the StudentPad website or the St Mary’s Find a Flatmate Facebook page to get in touch with other students who may have a space available in their student house or who are looking for private accommodation. 


This is one of our most affordable types of accommodation and it has been very popular with previous students. This option offers you the opportunity to stay in a local household close to campus. Staff from the Accommodation Team have visited all of our partnered homestay accommodation to ensure that it is  clean, well maintained and with suitable hosts.

Please note: St Mary's University accepts no liability or responsibility for any of the external websites or accommodation providers mentioned or linked to on this webpage.