When can I apply for accommodation?
Once you firmly accept an offer to study at Abertay University, your status on the University system changes. You can then log onto OASIS (the university portal), where you should find a link which invites you to apply for accommodation online. The online application system will be available from Spring. Contact the Residences Office if you have any difficulties.
How do I apply for accommodation?
To apply for a room in one of our Residences, please follow the instructions below:
- Gp to the Applicant's Portal in the Quick Links drop-down at the top of each page.
- Sign in using your username and password.
- Click on 'Residences Application and Offer'
- Follow the instructions from there.
I don't have internet access, how can I apply for accommodation?
Please phone the Residences Office on +44 (0)1382 308049 or email email@example.com let us know. We'll then send you an accommodation form and information by post. Please note that the paper application will only be available once the online application is open and you have firmly accepted an offer to study with us.
Where can I find my username and password?
Username: Your username is your seven digit student number (this is your unique student number, which is on all communication sent to you by our Admissions department).
Password: Usually defaulted to your Date of Birth – DDMMYY (postgraduate applicants excepted).
This will only work from 1 April onwards if you are an applicant.
- UCAS applicants will be issued with their username and password from 1 April onwards. Those who apply after this date will receive theirs within three working days of accepting the firm offer.
- If you applied using the University’s postgraduate online application, you can access OASIS using the username and password you created for your application.
- If you applied using paper application form, your username and password was sent to you by e-mail within two working days of receiving your application.
If your password doesn't work, click 'Forgotten Password' and follow the instructions. If you are still having problems please contact the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I choose only one option for my preference?
We're afraid not, you will have to make five choices in order to move through the application. We ask you to make five choices as we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer you your first choice. If you only want your first choice and nothing else please details this in the 'Special Needs/Comments' box.
Can I request alcohol-free accommodation?
Yes, you can request alcohol-free accommodation, although our ability to provide this is subject to demand. You can request this in the 'Special Needs/Comments' box.
By requesting and agreeing to live in a flat we have denoted as 'alcohol-free', you have agreed to refrain from drinking alcohol, using it for cooking, being under the influence of alcohol, or bringing it into the accommodation (this includes your guests). By breaking this rule, you are contravening your agreement with us and further action can be taken.
What other information is required to process applications?
We need to know that you will definitely be studying at the Abertay University before we can offer you accommodation. For new students, this confirmation is provided to us directly by UCAS.
Can I stay for one semester only?
Yes, if you are studying a one semester course. When completing the Residences Application in OASIS, you will have to choose a full-length contract (40 weeks) but you should then tell us in the 'Special Needs/Comments' box that you are studying for one semester only and which semester this will be.
Can I share a flat with my friend(s)?
When completing the Residences Application in OASIS tell us in the 'Special Needs/Comments' box that you wish to stay in the same flat as a friend, but due to availability, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to fulfil your request.
I will be a new student. Am I guaranteed accommodation?
Unfortunately not. However, we always consider students who are new to Dundee to be our top priority and do our best to accommodate them.
When will I know I have secured accommodation?
You will receive an email from the Residences Office once your application has been received. You will then receive another email within seven days confirming availability and details of any offer. Keep an eye on your OASIS account in the meantime for any update. If you have any concerns, please email email@example.com or call +44 (0)1382 308049 to speak to a Residences Officer.