Apply for Accommodation

Apply for Accommodation in Halls for 2021/22

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

Once available, the 2021/22 accommodation application form will allow you 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.

You 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.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

As the global pandemic presents an ever-changing situation, we also suggest you keep up to date with our response to the Coronavirus outbreak via our dedicated Coronavirus: Updates and FAQs page.

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Accommodation Information


Accommodation applications are open to those who hold a conditional or unconditional offer 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.


Your accommodation application form should be completed by 31 July 2021

All applicants who have been allocated accommodation should then receive further information by August 2021.

You may still submit an application after the deadline, though late applications will be processed in order of receipt and may only be allocated a room once on time applications have been considered.


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

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 via email.

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 and first year undergraduates. Unfortunately we are not able to guarantee accommodation to all first year undergraduate applications due to our small size and variance in demand.

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.

  1. UoL Intercollegiate Halls Waiting List

University of London have in the past run a waiting list for students who have not yet managed to secure accommodation.

In order to apply for accommodation on the waiting list, you need to apply directly via University of London. UoL will provide details on their website on how to apply between early-to-mid September.

Applications to the waiting list will be considered for whichever rooms are available and will be prioritised according to need.

  1. 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.

Duchy House

Undergraduates are offered a 38 week contract:

From 14:00 hours on Monday 25 September 2020 ending 12:00 (midday) hours on Saturday 18 June 2021.

Postgraduates are offered a 41 week contract:

From 14:00 hours on Monday 25 September 2020 ending 12:00 (midday) hours on Saturday 8 July 2021.

Room size is an approximation and represents the gross internal area, without furniture and fittings; further details can be obtained from the Accommodation Manager at The Courtauld Institute via

Intercollegiate Halls

Living at Intercollegiate Halls offers Courtauld students the opportunity to interact with students from all colleges within the University of London. Some Intercollegiate Halls offer catered accommodation.

All Intercollegiate Halls rooms offered through The Courtauld have 40 week contracts.

Further information on what is included at Intercollegiate Halls can be found here.

Intercollegiate Halls - Room Comparison
Hall Room Type Number of Rooms Price per Week
College Hall Single Shared Bathroom 5 £249.48
Single Ensuite 5 £287.28
International Hall Single Shared Bathroom 8 £235.13
Single Studio 1 £265.93
Large Single Studio 1 £271.18