How to Apply

How to Apply

You can apply via OASIS, our online student portal, once you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study with us.

To access the Residences Application in OASIS:

  • Click on Applicants Portal at the bottom of this page
  • Sign in using your username and password (What is my username and password)
  • Click on ‘Residences Application and Offer’
  • Follow instructions from there

You will be asked to make five accommodation choices in order of preference with one being your first choice. Five choices must be made in order to complete the application.

If you would like to apply for Parker House you must apply through us in the first instance. Parker House lets rooms directly to our returning students and students from other institutions in and around Dundee, but we have a large number of rooms set aside for our new students.

You can notify us of any other important information or any specific requests regarding sharing with friends, alcohol-free accommodation or a disability in the ‘Additional Requirements’ section.

Disabled students are strongly encouraged to discuss their needs as soon as possible with the Student Advisor for disabled students. Please email or phone 01382 308833

If a paper application is required, you should contact us. Please note that paper applications will only be issued once the application is open and your offer to study at Abertay is firmly accepted.

More Information

Eligibility and Allocation

While we will make every effort to match your stated accommodation preferences, limited availability means this cannot be guaranteed.

Applications will only be considered from students who are prepared to accept the terms of the Student Residences Agreement for their full period of study in the relevant academic year. This is a legally binding agreement and you should not accept the terms without fully understanding their meaning.

New and First-Entry Students

If you're a new or first-entry student, and you've accepted a conditional or unconditional offer of study and plan to study with us for the full academic year, we will guarantee you accommodation, irrespective what year of your degree programme you are entering.

Allocation priority will also be given to international students who are new to Dundee and plan to study for a full academic year.

One Semester Only Students

Allocation priority is also given to new or first time students who plan to study at Abertay for a minimum of one full academic year. Please note we only have a limited number of rooms available for students studying with Abertay for one semester.

The application will show 40-week and 51-week options, so please remember to note that you are studying for one semester only in the 'Additional Requirements' section and then select your choices.

Alcohol-Free Accommodation:

Subject to demand, we are offering students the chance to apply for alcohol-free accommodation in our halls of residence (Parker House is not included). Anyone assigned to this type of accommodation (including their guests) must not bring alcohol into the flat (whether for cooking or other consumption). Doing so will contravene your agreement with us.

If you would like to apply for alcohol-free accommodation please note this in the preferences section in the 'special needs/comments' field. We cannot guarantee an offer of this type of accommodation since it is subject to demand.

Our Lease and Other Documents

Our lease is a legally binding document and should not be entered into without careful consideration.

It is important to read carefully and understand all aspects of the lease before signing/accepting it. If you would like independent and impartial legal advice, please visit Shelter Scotland and Citizens Advice Bureau.

You can contact us to ask any question about the lease or any other aspect of our accommodation.

The documents below are for Lyon Street and Meadowside Halls only. For information about Parker House, please visit their website here.

What Happens Next?

You have 14 days from the date you are offered accommodation to either accept the offer and make the prepayment or reject it. If you plan to reject the offer as you feel the room is unsuitable please contact us for further advice. If you feel you have to reject the offer due to medical reasons please contact us immediately so we can help.


Payments must be made either:

  • Monthly, by recurring debit/credit card payments
  • In full, in advance, and within 14 days of receiving your lease

The pre-payment or the full amount can be paid online here.

If you are paying by installments you will receive an email from the Finance Team with the information for setting up your recurring card payment.  This must be set up before you can collect your keys.  


Along with the payment we also need you to complete your Residences Induction in OASIS before you collect your keys. We will email everyone when the Induction is ready for you to view.

Collecting Keys

Keys for Lyon Street and Meadowside Halls are to be collected from the main University building (Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG) by arrangement with the Residences Office. We will email you with more information about collecting your key nearer arrivals weekend.

Keys for Parker House should be collected direct from Parker House reception. Please contact Parker House for more information.


Once you have collected your keys you are free to go to your new flat.