LATEST NEWS – July 2017
We still welcome applications for the 2017/18 academic year (see How To Apply, below).
This year, A Level results will be released on Thursday 17th August. At that point, we will be making any final offers for accommodation – so we would encourage any potential applicants to have applied before that date.
As we have a desire to try and balance the student community as much as possible, we would particularly encourage applications from male students, but both male and female are welcome to apply.
What’s the reserve list?
Although conditional offers are made and accepted for all of the rooms we have available, it is inevitable that, come August time – and for a variety of legitimate reasons – some applicants may pull out. In this case, we immediately look to our reserve list and offer the space to the next person listed.
From experience, a number of people from the reserve list end up with offers each year, and so it is well worth keeping your name on the list unless you have already made alternate arrangements for accommodation.
How to Apply:
If you are planning to attend university in Belfast from September 2017, you can now apply to live in the chaplaincy for the 2017/18 academic year.
(Existing students can still apply at this time as well.)
Last year, we had more than four times more applicants than spaces to offer.
Whilst you are welcome to apply for accommodation any time between February and August, we would strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. In fact, if you are already considering applying, we would encourage you to do so before the start of May.
The first round of offers were made at the end of May.
A second round of offers may be made, as required, during June.
All offers to new students are conditional – that is to say, contingent on a place being offered and accepted at university.
From June – August, we operate a waiting list for remaining places. Priority is given to students who were not made offers in the first two rounds in May and June, provided they confirm that they wish to remain on the list.
All subsequent applications (during June – August) will be automatically placed on the waiting list. Whilst not necessarily first-come-first-served, it is still helpful to apply as soon as possible.
It is our general experience that, every year, a few applicants on the waiting list will often be offered spaces following A Level results day (17th August 2017).
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.