Accommodation eligibility criteria

You will need to be a full-time enrolled DMU student for the duration of your stay to be eligible for accommodation in our halls of residence.

Who is eligible for university-sourced accommodation?


  • All new full-time first-year undergraduate students who choose DMU as their firm (first) choice

  • All new and returning full-time undergraduate and postgraduate international students

  • Students who have individual requirements including those referred by Disability Advice and Support

  • All students who are under 18 at the time of enrolment

  • Art and Design Foundation and Faculty of Technology Year 0 students

  • Collaborative partner college students

  • Clearing and late applicants meeting the above criteria (strictly subject to availability)


Who is not eligible for university-sourced accommodation?


  • Students who have chosen DMU as their insurance choice (once we become your firm choice then you will become eligible, subject to meeting the necessary criteria)

  • All other students including second-year, final-year and placement-year students

  • UK postgraduate and research degree students

  • Part-time students

  • Students repeating their first year

  • Students transferring from other higher education institutions

  • Students seeking accommodation for more than one person (such as a partner and/or family)

  • Any students with outstanding debts to DMU

  • Students who will be studying at DMU for less than the full academic year - except where special course arrangements exist (see below for more information)

If you are unsure whether you are eligible or want advice, please contact us.

Part-year programmes

We have a limited amount of accommodation for students who are not studying for the full academic year. Specifically this is for the Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes. You must pay the full rent for part-year contracts before arrival.

One term

Limited accommodation is available in Liberty Cout from Friday 14 September 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018.

A booking payment of £250 is payable upon booking. This consists of £200 refundable damage deposit and £50 non-refundable administration fee to DMU.

  • City en suite, £118 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,534

  • Classic en suite, £122 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,586

  • Premium en suite, £126.50 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,644.50


FIFA accommodation is available in Liberty Court from Friday 7 September 2018 to Saturday 15 December 2018.

  • City en suite, £118 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,668.86

  • Classic en suite, £122 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,725.43

  • Premium en suite, £126.50 per week, inclusive of all bills. Total £1,789.07

A booking payment of £250 is also payable upon booking. This consists of £200 refundable damage deposit and £50 non-refundable administration fee to DMU.

If your course starts at any other time during the year email us for details about availability and the booking process.

If you are a student at DMU for less than a full academic year but the above criteria does not apply to you, contact your faculty or course leader to find out if accommodation arrangements have been made. 

Clearing and late applicants

If you apply through clearing and we still have university-sourced accommodation available, once you have an unconditional firm offer we will email your login details.

If you booked a room before receiving your results but do not get the grades needed to meet your offer, it will be cancelled and you will be refunded £200 of your booking payment.

If you then get a place at DMU through clearing, you will be able to log back into the booking system and book a new room, subject to availability. You will need to repay the booking fee.

If you also have DMU as your insurance choice, please contact us and we will try to keep your original booking.

If you have any queries about availability contact the Accommodation Office.


If you have deferred from last year (2017/18) you can log on and book your room online from March 2018. If you have applied for 2018 entry but now wish to defer your place for a year, you cannot reserve your room until 2019.

Accommodation for couples and families

All university-sourced accommodation is for single persons only.

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