Accommodation Ballot

The annual Accommodation Ballot is for current students and Fellows wishing to apply for accommodation for the following academic year. The Ballot information below gives details of eligibility and the application process.

Current Graduate Students, Junior Research Fellows and Research Fellows are entitled to enter the ballot. Please note:

  • Priority is given to applicants who wish to be allocated accommodation for the entire year.
  • In exceptional cases the College allows members with exceptional circumstances a higher priority in the ballot system.  For further information on the Order of Priority, please see the Accommodation page of the Wolfson website If you feel you qualify for exceptional circumstances please highlight this on your application form and we will try to accommodate you.

  • If you are on a one year course now, you are not eligible for the Ballot and you should apply for a Summer Extension.
  • If you are currently on-course and plan to commence a new course in October 2024, you should apply through the Ballot even if you don’t yet have an offer of a place. 
  • If your application for further studies is unsuccessful, please let the Accommodation Office know so that you can be withdrawn from the Ballot and your accommodation re-allocated.

Summer Accommodation

The majority of current residents in College accommodation are allocated accommodation until 31st July. (Tenancies for single en-suite accommodation in C Block, the Catherine Marriott Building and M Block accommodation finish on 30th June). 

If you are a current resident and would like to stay during the Summer, beyond 30th June or 31st July please apply for a Summer Extension and not through the ballot. The ballot process is for accommodation from September/October only. 

If you originally planned to move out earlier then 30th June or 31st July but now wish to stay longer, please contact the Accommodation Office promptly on

If you wish to vacate your accommodation before the date stated on your Agreement you must give two calendar months’ notice in writing via email to the Accommodation Office.  Your original Agreement will stand for ballot purposes. 

An email informing you how to apply for a Summer extension will be circulated in February. Summer extensions cannot be guaranteed and demand usually exceeds supply.

Ballot Information 2024


Ballot Position Lists