The university submitted an outline planning application for the £30m project, which will involve building three tower blocks up to ten storeys high.
Last month Salford Council granted planning for a £30m arts building, which will go out to bid in November.
The Arts Building is expected to be completed in 2013 and other projects in the larger masterplan will run through to 2015.
The university’s communications director Chris Larkin, said: “The proposed new student residences form an important part of our plan to transform our university campus and the role we play in supporting the regeneration of Salford.
“Students, sited at the heart of our campus, will have easier access to modern state of the art teaching and leisure facilities which will be shared with and will benefit the whole of the local community.”
The application is set to be heard by the planning committee on Thursday, with planning officials recommending that the application is approved.