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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 5 May 2020 and accepted by 30 June 2020, you're guaranteed accommodation. We'll send your room offer later this summer.

If you're arriving in the Spring Term, applied for your course place with Centre for Global Programmes by 15 October 2020 and accepted by 15 November 2020 you're guaranteed accommodation.

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, Centre for Global Programmes 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 2020 25 September 2020 6 July 2020
Autumn Term July 2020 25 September 2020 23 December 2021
Autumn Term and Spring Term July 2020 25 September 2020 14 April 2021
Spring Term December 2020 TBC TBC
Spring Term and Summer Term December 2020 TBC TBC
Summer Term March 2021 TBC TBC

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.

Twin rooms

You have the option to be considered for a twin room which works out at about 20% cheaper than a single room. A twin room is a room with two single beds that will be shared with one other student.

  • If you're a postgraduate you can state this on your application
  • If you're an undergraduate please email us if you wish to be considered