While Postdoctoral candidates are not eligible for the housing guarantee extended to enrolled students, there are housing options available.

The Community Housing Office has free Public Listings available for roommates needed/wanted and short-term sublets. Postdoctoral candidates are considered UCLA Affiliates, so are also eligible to purchase a CHO membership. Members may view all Vacant Listings, which include apartments, studios, guest homes, homes, condominiums and rooms in private homes.

Postdoctoral candidates may apply to live in the University Apartments (both Family Student Housing and Mixed-Use Housing), but will be asked to provide the following when applying, in order to confirm their eligibility: 

  • Post MD (Interns and Residents) and Post DDS (Postgraduate Dental Students) must be assigned to a UCLA affiliated hospital and be properly registered with the Medical Center. Proof in the form of a letter from the department with an ending date or a payroll stub with identifying payroll title must be submitted.
  • Postdocs (Postdoctoral Scholars & Postgraduate Researchers) must provide proof from the Graduate Division showing the beginning and end date of the appointment.

If there is available space remaining after the assignment process is completed for eligible enrolled students, Postdoctoral candidates will be offered an assignment in the University Apartments.