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Applying for University accommodation if you have a diagnosed medical condition or disability

What you should tell us when applying for student accommodation.

Applying for accommodation to suit your circumstances

(As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change).

If you have a disability or a diagnosed medical condition you need to let us know in your accommodation application.

We have wheelchair accessible accommodation and bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms on-campus for those who may need it.

Safety and support for all of our students is very important to us. If you feel worried about coming to University, read about the changes we are making in our accommodation to mitigate against the transmission of COVID-19.

If you still have concerns, we advise that you seek advice from your doctor on whether coming to live in University Accommodation is right for you.

What you need to do

If you are a first year student, please make your accommodation application online through the accommodation portal to let us know your building preferences. You must also detail your disability or medical condition and your specific requirements on the Additional Requirements Application Form, and email this to the Student Accommodation team along with your supporting medical evidence. This form will be available to download here from 19 May.

If you are a returning student and would like to be considered for University accommodation due to medical grounds, you need to fill in the Additional Requirements Application Form for returning students, and email this to the Student Accommodation team along with your supporting medical evidence. This form will be available to download here from 19 May.

You must submit the relevant form to the Student Accommodation team by the guarantee deadline in your year of entry. This is 1 July for undergraduates and 17 June for postgraduates, Euromasters and pre-sessional students.

Your medical evidence must:

  • contain a diagnosis of the disability or medical condition stated on your application
  • be no more than one year old
  • signed by a doctor or other medical professional
  • printed on headed paper

We can’t accept medical evidence that:

  • has been provided by a family member
  • is submitted as an electronic document, like Microsoft Word

If you are an international student, we will accept medical evidence from a medical professional in your home country. This must be written in English.

Bringing your specialist furniture or equipment with you

You should tell us if you need to bring specialist furniture or equipment with you.

If you have an occupational therapist’s assessment report, or other medical evidence relating to this, you should also send this with your application. This will help the Student Accommodation team when assessing your requirements.

Requesting a room for your carer

If you have a carer and you need them to stay in student accommodation, contact the Student Accommodation team.

The University of Bath is not able to provide carers. Please talk to the The Disability Service about any other support you need during your stay.

Late applications

If you miss the guarantee deadline, we are unable to guarantee you a room.

The waiting list opens on 19 August. You can send us your Additional Requirements Form in advance of making your online application.


If you have any questions, please contact us.