Frequently asked questions Frequently asked questions

What happens after I apply for a room?

We will allocate your room when we have two pieces of information:

1.     Your online application (APF) form. 

2.     Confirmation from your School of Studies at UEA that you have been accepted.

Your room offer will be sent to the email address that you provided on your Accommodation Preference Form. You will be given three days, to accept or reject the room offer after which, if you have not responded it will be withdrawn and the room booking cancelled. Please remember to add ‘‘ to your email address book (so that our emails don't go into your junk/spam) and  to your safe senders list (or equivalent).

It is your responsibility to check your email account regularly including any 'junk mail' or any other relevant subfolders. Please ensure that you let us know if you change your e-mail address after submitting your APF.

For an overview of key dates and what happens next please see our timeline.

Invoicing for Fees

Some students arrange payment for accommodation through their home institution. If you have any queries about who pays for your accommodation, please check your room licence (before you sign) or with the UEA Accommodation Office ( At the start of the academic year, Finance will send an invoice for the full amount to those who are due to pay their own accommodation fees. You can pay this invoice in full or, if you are a full year student, make arrangements to pay in three termly instalments or eight monthly direct debits from a UK bank account, within 28 days from the day that you move in.

We do not require an accommodation deposit. Your UEA finance is managed via eVision (your UEA account) or you can visit the UEA Finance Office in the Registry to make payments.