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King’s Affordable Accommodation Scheme

About KAAS

King’s Affordable Accommodation Scheme (KAAS) enables undergraduate students to access accommodation priced at below market levels when applicants meet the eligibility criteria outlined on this page. Successful applicants will be sent an invitation advising them on how to proceed. KAAS will be awarded on a first come first served basis until all available spaces have been allocated.

Students approved for KAAS will not be asked to make the £450 advance payment of rent in order to secure their room.

If you're a returning student, you will be required to make a new KAAS application for each year of accommodation, although the outcome is not guaranteed to remain the same.

Rent setting at King's

King’s Residences and KCLSU work together in a unique setting to discuss how rents will be set for the following academic year, taking into account utility costs (heating, water, electricity, WI-FI), the service costs (24/7 reception, security and pastoral care staff), the features of the property, the location of each site and transport costs to campus, where applicable.

KAAS Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a full-time undergraduate student, first-year or returning in the 24/25 academic year.
  • Confirmation that your household income is below £42,875 per annum (find out more about household income and student funding here).
  • A statement explaining the reasons you feel you should be allocated a KAAS room
  • You must have applied for student funding via your regional student finance agency to be means tested.

Incomplete applications will not be considered and therefore automatically withdrawn.

Check with your regional student finance agency for information about their application process and deadlines:

KAAS rooms application process

A limited quota of KAAS rooms is available in the following properties:

  • Stamford Street Apartments
  • Great Dover Street Apartments
  • Wolfson House
  • Angel Lane
  • Hayloft Point
  • Battersea

The following properties are not included in the KAAS scheme:

  • City
  • Canada Water
  • Vauxhall
  • Atlas
  • Moonraker Point
  • Julian Markham House
  • Orchard Lisle & Iris Brook 

Please note, you may be required to provide documentation to support your application for KAAS. If you are approved for KAAS, you will be given 4 weeks from approval to secure accommodation with this rate. Should the applicant fail to book a KAAS room within a week of receiving their invitation, the KAAS offer will be withdrawn and the applicant will be asked to book a room at the published rate. 

In the event of us receiving more applications than our current availability, the following order of priority will be applied.

The remaining applications will be allocated in the following order of priority:

  1. 1

    Priority 1: care experienced applicants or students estranged from family verified by King’s Widening Participation.

  2. 2

    Priority 2: applicants below the household income threshold, in receipt of King’s bursary and based outside London.

  3. 3

    Priority 3: applicants below the household income threshold, in receipt of King’s bursary and based in London.


Please note that you may not be approved for KAAS if all places have been offered to applicants in a higher priority group. This is due to limited availability of KAAS rooms in the portfolio. If more rooms become available, we may contact applicants not yet offered a KAAS room to inform them of the change in availability.

The KAAS application form is contained at the end of the accommodation registration.


Requests for reconsideration

If your application had been declined and you wish to have it reconsidered, in order to provide additional information or supporting evidence, please email However, there is no guarantee you'll be approved, particularly if all KAAS rooms have already been allocated. 

Additional support

If you are unsure of what other financial assistance is available to you, King’s Student Funding can help you access a wider range of initiatives.


Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about this, please get in touch with the Bookings Team.

0207 848 5959


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