How to apply for on-campus accommodation

Once you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer from the RAU as your first choice, you may apply for accommodation.

The RAU Accommodation Hub is now open for applications from students who are planning to join us in September 2024.

All applications will need to be made via the online Applicants portal and you will receive instruction on how to access this once you have been offered a place to study at the Royal Agricultural University. International students will need to pay the accommodation fees in full before 1 September 2024.

Applications are dealt with on a first-come first-served basis so to ensure that you get the room of your choice you will need to apply as early as possible. It is important that you read through the Terms and Conditions of your residence when applying as they form part of your legally binding agreement.

If you have already emailed your preferences to the Accommodation Team: 

Please be assured that your preferences have been recorded in date order in our system. Once your application submission has been processed by the Accommodation Team, you will receive your provisional room offer and accommodation contract. Please read all Terms and Conditions carefully before accepting and securing your place. You will then be required to pay a deposit of £300 and set up your Payment plan.

If you are under 18 and wish to apply for accommodation on campus can you please contact and we will send you an RAU Parental Declaration form.

You should receive your confirmation of accommodation by the end of August, which you will need to accept or decline within 14 days. Once you have confirmed your accommodation offer, we will contact you with further details such as hall of residence, how to pay, and the Terms and Conditions of Residency.

If you accept your university residence, the contract will be for a minimum of one full academic year. 

For Academic year 2024-25 we are now also able to offer postgraduate students short term stays on a ‘room only’ basis in our Main Building. These rooms are subject to availability so please contact regarding any queries, in advance of your proposed dates.

We can also help you find accommodation in Cirencester and the surrounding area. For more information, please email us at