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Visiting students

Whether you're joining us for a full academic year or just one or two terms, we'll try our best to offer you a home on or close to campus.


If you're arriving in Autumn Term, applied for your course place with Centre for Global Programmes by 15 May 2021 and accepted by 30 June 2021, you're guaranteed accommodation. We'll send your room offer in July.

If you're arriving in the Spring Term, applied for your course place by 15 October 2021 and accepted by 15 November 2021 you're guaranteed accommodation. We'll send you a room offer in December.

If you've missed a deadline please get in touch and we'll assist you as much as possible with accommodation.

Your room offer

Once you've accepted your course place, the Global Programmes team will pass your information on to us. We'll then be able to allocate you a room and send you a room offer.

We do not use specific blocks or rooms for visiting students, so we cannot guarantee a particular room type. We'll allocate you into flats with other visiting students, or rooms in accommodation with undergraduate students. You can see more about our accommodation on Colleges, rooms and prices

We'll send a room offer to your email, make sure you check this regularly as the room offer has an expiry date. 

Additional requirements

If you need a specific room type or location due to medical, welfare or mobility reasons, please let us know by emailing us at To find out more about additional requirements see our Health, welfare and disability page.

Please don't wait until you've received a room offer to let us know about your additional requirements as we may not be able to find you a suitable room at that stage.

Important dates

Depending on your course dates, your contract will run for the following period:

Period of studyWhen to expect a room offerBooking start dateBooking end date
Full year  July 2021 September 2021 (exact date TBC at offer) July 2021 (exact date TBC at offer)
Autumn Term July 2021 24 September 2021 22 December 2021
Autumn Term and Spring Term July 2021 24 September 2021 16 April 2022
Spring Term December 2021 7 January 2022 16 Apil 2022
Spring Term and Summer Term December 2021 7 January 2022 3 July 2022

Once you've accepted an offer of accommodation, we won't be able to release you from your contract if you decide to complete your studies and return home early, unless you're able to find a replacement tenant.


If you're a postgraduate student you're not guaranteed accommodation and will need to make an application. To find out more see Booking and paying.

Private sector accommodation

If we're not able to guarantee you a room or you would prefer to live off-campus, there's plenty of private sector accommodation available close to the University.