UNICAL Hostel Accommodation Portal Guidelines 2021/2022

University of Calabar (UNICAL) Hostel Accommodation / Application / Allocation Portal Exercise and Guidelines for Fresh and Returning Students for 2020/2021 Academic Session.

This is inform all students of the University of Calabar, UNICAL who are interested in Hostel Accommodation for 2020/2021 academic Session, to kindly follow the steps below;

UNICAL Hostel Allocation portal will be opened on 23rd September, 2021.

Hostels are currently available for fresh and returning students for the 2020/2021 academic session.

Recommended: UNICAL Hostel Accommodation List & Registration Guidelines.

The lists of successful applicants will be published few days after the closure of the application portal which will be opened for a period of 2-3 weeks.

NB: Hostel Application is on the basis of 'First Come, First Serve', only those who have paid their school fees for this session, will be granted access to apply.

UNICAL Hostel Accommodation Application Exercise Guidelines 2020/2021

This is to inform all Students who are interested in Hostel Accommodation for this Session to kindly follow the steps below:

Step One:

  • Ensure you have paid your fees for this academic session.
  • Log on to www.unicalstudentaffairs.online and click on "Hostel Application".
  • You will be requested to enter your school fees receipt number or the e-transact number, then click on "Verify".
  • Upon successful verification of your fee payment, the online form would display for you to complete the form and submit.

Step Two:
The list of those whose application have been considered for hostel accommodation will be published concurrently. If your name is on the published list kindly proceed to Unical Micro Finance Bank to purchase scratch cards at N16,500.

Follow the instruction below to print your allocation.

  1. Visit http://www.unicalstudentaffairs.online
  2. Click on Hostel Application button and fill out the application form.
  3. Click on “Confirm application” button to complete your application process.
  4. Your "Application number" will be displayed to you in the top bar. Be sure to copy it and keep it as you will need it to continue.
  5. Once application is successful, log by entering your “MATRIC NUMBER” and “APPLICATION NUMBER” (Provided in the previous step)
  6. Once logged in successfully, enter your scratch card “PIN” and click on “Pay for hostel”.
  7. If your payment was successful, you will be presented with your hostel space allocation for printing.
  8. Click on “Print Slip” to print your allocation slip.
  9. Click on “Sign out” to leave the portal.

Step Three:
- Having paid for your accommodation space successfully, get two files jackets and write your Name, Matric Number, Phone Number & Department on each file. Also, attach passport photograph on each file, with a photocopy of your school fees receipt and evidence of Hostel payment.

Step Four:
- Submit your file at the office of the Dean of Students at the Student Affairs Division.
Please note that the portal opens from 20-09-2021. Only those who applied would be considered for Hostel Space.


The hostel rates per session are as follows:

  • • Halls 2, 2 Annex, 4, 5, 5 Annex, 6, 7, 8 and 9: N21,500 for a bed space (4 occupants per room)
  • • Female Special Hostel: N60,000for a bed space (2 occupants per room, self - contained)
  • Windsworth Hostels This is the only private hostel on campus, and which the University recognises. The services offered by the hostel, the rates and mode of payment are fully determined by the Company.  
The rates are as follows:
  • • N105,000 for a bed space (4 occupants per room, self-contained)
  • • N210,000 for a bed space (2 occupants per room, self-contained)
  • • N420,000 for a room (single occupant, self-contained)

Outside the one-off, whole payment for the year, there are flexible payment options for First Timers Only according to the rates in the Windsworth Hostels, viz:

  • • N105,000: Initial deposit of N30,000 is required, while the balance of N75,000 is expected to be paid before the end of the first 3 months of occupancy;
  • • N210,000: A deposit of N60,000 is required and the balance of N150,000 is expected to be paid before the end of the first 3 months of occupancy;
  • • N420,000: A deposit of N105,000 is required and the balance of N315,000 is expected to be paid before the expiration of the first 3 months of occupancy. 

For further information about Windsworth Hostels, interested students may contact www.windsworthhostels.com.


  • • Payment of school fees for the session
  • • Indication of interest for hostel accommodation on the portal:unicalstudentaffairs.online within the prescribed period as determined by the Student Affairs Division
  • • Payment of the hostel rate within the time required at the Unical Microfinance Bank
  • • Submission of 2 file jackets, each containing: 
    • (i) photocopy of school fee receipt, 
    • (ii) Bank teller for accommodation payment, 
    • (iii) 2 Passports.


11th October, 2021.

NB: Only those who applied would be considered for Hostel Space.

Thank you.