Apply for Accommodation

Apply for Accommodation in Halls for 2023/24

Please note the information on this page only applies to applicants for the 2023/24 Academic Year. 


Check your eligibility, deadlines, what accommodation is available and how to apply.

The 2023/24 accommodation application form will allow you to rank rooms/halls of residence in order of preference across a range of options including our own halls of residence, Duchy House, and Intercollegiate Halls via the University of London for our current BA students and offer holders for postgraduate programmes.

You will have a greater chance of securing accommodation if you make sure you consider both Duchy House and University of London options within your top 5.

Accommodation Applications for 2023/24 are now open

Undergraduate: Apply Here

Accommodation Information


Accommodation applications are open to those holding a conditional or unconditional offer including first and second year undergraduates for a programme lasting at least one full academic year at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

Applicants requiring family accommodation will need to look at alternatives – due to our small size we are unable to provide family accommodation within our own halls of residence and our selected allocation of rooms within University of London Intercollegiate Halls.


Our accommodation application deadline for undergraduates (conditional and unconditional offer holders, and current students) is midnight on 29 May 2023.

We will notify undergraduate applicants by midnight on 2 June 2023, if you have a secured a room in Halls.  If your application is not successful you will have the option to still apply for a room in KCL Residence: their application deadline is 9 June 2023.

For those who are offered a room in Intercollegiate Halls, we will pass your details to the University of London Accommodation Team, and they will be in direct contact with you confirming contract details from w/c 3 July 2023.  Any queries about UoL Intercollegiate Halls accommodation should be directed to

Our accommodation application deadline for postgraduate students (conditional and unconditional offer holders) is midnight on 30 June 2023.

We will notify postgraduate applicants by midnight on 14 July 2023, if you have a secured a room in Halls.  For those who are not offered a room, we will hold a waiting list.

For those students offered a room in Duchy House, we will send contracts out to you by no later than week ending 28 July 2023.  Confirmation of acceptance and payment of your deposit will be will be required by midnight on 11 August 2023.  Should we not receive your acceptance and payment of you deposit by this date, we will assume you do not want to take up the room offer and thus, we will release the room to those on the waiting list.  Any quires about Duchy House accommodation should be directed to

For all students holding conditional offers, who are offered a room in Halls, should you not meet your entry requirements following the release of exam results we will automatically withdraw your room allocation and will return your deposit payment to you by 1 September 2023.


If you have a disability which may require adjustments for your accommodation, please forward a covering letter via email to following submission of your accommodation application describing the nature of your disability. You may also need to provide a medical certificate or other relevant documentation if requested. Where possible we will attempt to accommodate and prioritise students in suitable rooms, though not all residences will be suitable for all applicants.

Contract Length

For Duchy House

Undergraduate contracts are 37 weeks commencing Saturday 16 September 2023 ending on Saturday 1 June 2023.

Postgraduate contracts are 43 weeks commencing Saturday 16 September 2023 ending on Saturday 13 July 2023.

For other Halls contracts vary between 40 and 51 weeks depending on the Hall.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I extend my contract?

Extensions to your stay may be possible at all Halls available, but are subject to availability. Please contact the relevant accommodation office for further details.

Q. How will I receive my accommodation decision?

Accommodation offers are sent to the E-mail confirmed on your application.

Q. What are my chances of getting the accommodation I’ve applied for?

We allocate primarily based on distance and prior study in the UK, prioritising international students.  All first year undergraduates are guaranteed a room in Halls.

Those living within 90 minutes commuting distance of central London are pragmatically less likely to secure accommodation, though students within this area have secured accommodation in previous years and you are still encouraged to apply.

Q. Can I stay in accommodation between terms?

All contracts include accommodation covering vacation periods between Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

What if I am not successful / what are some alternatives?

There are a number of alternative avenues you may wish to consider:

  1. Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook

Our Students’ Union manage the Courtauld Housing Group on Facebook, an active group for those who are not successful in gaining a place from our initial allocations. To join, simply request to join the group. You can use the group to find vacancies in shared houses with current students, see ads from private landlords, or make arrangements with others to find accommodation together.

  1. Goodenough College (for postgraduate students only)

Postgraduate students may be able to apply for single, couples’ and family accommodation at Goodenough College. The application procedure and allocation is entirely managed by Goodenough College.

3. University of London Housing Services (for private sector housing)

University of London Housing Services provide extremely helpful advice about renting accommodation in the private sector. Please refer to them for general advice and guidance in to renting in London.