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Read through our frequently asked questions for more information about accommodation at St George's. If your query isn't answered below, please contact the accommodation team.

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When can I make my application for Halls?

You can apply for Halls if St George’s is your Firm choice. If you apply before the 1 July 2022 we guarantee accommodation in our Halls for all new first-year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students. If St George’s is your Insurance or Clearing and Adjustment choice you can apply later in the summer once St George’s becomes your Firm choice.

Applications for 2022/23 are now open.

What support is there if I am experiencing financial hardship?

International students are defined as vulnerable, which means that you should have guaranteed appropriate accommodation and immediate access to hardship funds if necessary. 

We continue to offer dedicated student support meaning you will have access to a range of support services, including wellbeing and disability support when you join us. We know how important mental health is which is why we have expanded our counselling provision so that we are here if and when you need support.

We also offer students access to Big White Wall, an online support service which can be accessed 24/7. 

My friend and I are coming to St George’s together. Can we live in the same flat?

We cannot guarantee that you will be allocated rooms in the same flat, but you can request this in the notes on your application. Horton Halls is a small site, so please be assured that if you’re not in the same flat, you’ll still be very nearby.

If I defer my course until next year, am I guaranteed accommodation?

Yes, just as long as you put through your accommodation application for next year by the given deadline.

How long will my halls licence last?

The halls licence lasts for the full academic year. The exact term dates will depend on your course.

When you submit your application, the exact dates will be shown for your course. For most undergraduates this is from 24 September 2022 to  8 July 2023, but please make sure to check for your specific course.

When can I arrive at the halls?

You can arrive from the first date of your contract. This varies per person, but we will be in touch regarding your arrival beforehand.

Our biggest arrivals weekend is 24 to 25 September 2022.

Do I need to take out insurance?

St George’s has contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the number one student insurance provider. This does not protect laptops and other items when outside of your room. Please check the cover, so you understand what’s provided.

Enter the policy number HH1208 on the Endsleigh website to check the details, including details on how to extend and personalise the cover to protect your valuables.

Can my family/friends stay with me when I first arrive?

Our visitor policy states that you can have an overnight visitor for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights, and a total of 5 nights per calendar month.

There are often events in halls on arrival, and this is a good opportunity for you to meet your new flatmates, so it’s worth considering whether you want to have others staying with you during this crucial time.

Can my family/friends stay with me during the year?

Yes. Our visitor policy states that you can have an overnight visitor for a maximum of 3 consecutive nights, and a total of 5 nights per calendar month. All overnight visitors must be over the age of 16.

Do I have to arrive on the start date of my contract?

No, but if you’re arriving on another day, it’s worth letting us know in advance.

Can I arrive earlier?

This is sometimes possible, but we cannot guarantee it. Please contact the Accommodation Team in advance.

We have other activities at halls during the summer, as well as some maintenance works, so it depends on your request.

Can I smoke anywhere in the halls?

No, Horton Halls is a no smoking site. There is no smoking on any of the premises, including courtyards and areas near to the entrances. If you do wish to smoke, there is a designated area away from the main entrance.

Can I have a letter stating where I live, to help me open a bank account?

Yes, once you have moved in, we can give you a letter with your halls address, so that you can open a bank account. You’ll need to make sure you have updated your term-time address on evision first.

The address for halls is:

Room number (eg A001)
Horton Halls
St Georges Grove
Tooting, London
SW17 0BD

I have not been offered a room in halls. Where can I live?
If you are not offered a room in halls, we will help you to find alternative accommodation. There are some private halls of residence nearby that you might choose to book into, or lots of our students live in shared housing in the local area, for example. Many of our students also choose to commute from their family home if they live in the South East of England.
Where do I look for alternative accommodation?

University of London Housing Services have lots of information on their website about finding accommodation – this can be a good place to start.

There are some private halls of residence nearby, that you might like to consider.

Alternatively, many of our students live in shared housing in the local area. If you have a group of people you wish to look with, you can find a rental property together. Alternatively, there are often single rooms available in a rental property, where other students have already let the house.

I am a second or third year student and cannot find accommodation. Can I stay in halls?

As a continuing student, you are eligible to apply for accommodation in halls, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to offer you a room. We will normally not be in a position to offer a room to continuing students until August 2022, so would strongly recommend that you seek alternative accommodation, and do not rely on getting a room in halls.

If you have a disability or medical condition, please contact our Disability Advisor to discuss any specific accommodation needs. You will be asked to provide supporting medical evidence to support your application.

If you are a care leaver, we can offer accommodation for the duration of your course. Please contact the Accommodation Team for further information.

Find out more

As we are part of the University of London, we are also a member of their Housing Service which offers lots of helpful information and advice, especially around other housing options (other than halls). Visit the links below to find out more:

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