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Applying for accommodation through Clearing is quick and easy with the University of Chester

For students studying in Chester, the majority of University accommodation is either on Exton Park, on its border or conveniently located in the centre of Chester. We also have close links with a number of private sector residences. Shrewsbury student accommodation is in a prime location in the town centre and just a short walk from the University Centre. If you’re looking for Warrington accommodation please contact our Accommodation team, who will be happy to help.

Before You Apply for Accommodation

Visit Us (If You Can)

It’s a good idea to visit the accommodation so you know what your preferred accommodation type is when you come to apply. Our Clearing Visit Days provide you with the perfect opportunity to view examples of our accommodation, ask any questions you may have and take a look at the general facilities of the University.

Refer Your Application

If you haven’t yet applied for a course at the University through Clearing, further details on how to do this can be found on the How to Apply Through Clearing page. If you have already been made an offer by a Clearing Adviser, you should have received an email from us to confirm this offer. The next step is to refer your application through UCAS Hub. Once you have done this, and the application has been verified by our Admissions team, you should then receive an email from us confirming your place.

How to Apply for Accommodation

Your confirmation email will include further details on how to apply for accommodation. Once you receive this, simply click on the link and follow the instructions.

  1. Register on PASS

    To start the application process, you will need to register on PASS, our Pre-Arrival Student Site. Your username is your student code, this is a seven digit number which normally starts with your first year of study. It can be found in the email you should receive, and is different to your UCAS ID. Your password is the letters C h e followed by your date of birth, in the format of the year, the month, and the day. So, if your date of birth is 2nd March 2001, you’d type Che20010302, making sure the first letter is a capital C.

  2. Register for the Accommodation Application Portal

    Once logged into PASS head to the accommodation section. To register, you will need your seven digit Student ID number, surname and date of birth. You will then be prompted to create a password. Once registered, you can start making your application by logging into the accommodation application portal using your Student ID and newly created password. 

  3. Select Accommodation Preferences

    When applying, you will be asked to select your preferred accommodation type, such as quiet accommodation, single sex accommodation or alcohol free accommodation. It is also a good idea to have a budget in mind and prioritise accordingly when making your selection.

  4. Review Your Application

    You’ll see a screen with all the information you’ve submitted, and don’t worry if there are any details you need to change, as you can edit your information at this stage before submitting. If you’re happy with everything you just need to tick the box to indicate you have understood the conditions and then confirm your application.

  5. Agree to Terms and Pay Deposit

    Once your application is received, we will contact you to confirm the accommodation you have been allocated, and provide you with the full terms and conditions of the accommodation offer you are made. Applicants will be asked to pay a deposit of £250 to secure the room – this will later be returned as a deduction from your final term’s rent. Payments, terms and processes will be slightly different to those referred to partner accommodation, you will be contacted by ourselves and partners in the event of any referral.

Private Sector Accommodation

If you are interested in applying for private sector accommodation, you do not need to follow the process outlined above. Instead, you should apply directly to your preferred landlord or letting agent. You can find lots of useful information, including up-to-date listings of approved properties, on our accommodation pages.

Contact Information

Accommodation Office