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International Student Accommodation & Housing

Whilst you are staying in the UK, you will have a variety of accommodation options available to you.

Your choices will depend largely on:

  • whether your college or university has halls of residence
  • what city you are located in
  • the amount of your monthly budget.

When you have applied to and accepted a course at a particular college or university, you will need to indicate that you will require accommodation (unless you already have something arranged). The university or college you will be attending should send you an accommodation application form by post, and/or direct you to their online application form.

Do not assume that you will automatically be given accommodation, but as a general rule, international students will be given priority over other students.

Every university and college has an accommodation office that deals with all applications and enquiries for accommodation, so if you have any questions or problems, you should contact one of their staff.

It’s important to remember that once you have been accepted onto a degree course, you should start looking at and arranging accommodation straight away! Accommodation spaces fill up very quickly and demand usually exceeds supply.

You can read more about the types of accommodation available to new undergraduates in our accommodation section.