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Student Accommodation in UK

January 2022

One of the favorite study destinations among students. The universities in the UK are all on the list of best universities in the world. Studying in the UK is an entitlement in itself. The universities of the UK are all in high demand therefore there is a lesser chance to obtain a place to live. The accommodation option in the UK mainly depends on the college or university has a Hall of residence, monthly budget and the city you are located in.

After signing up for the college or university, the first thing student need to do is to specify that students require accommodation only if the student hasn't pre-arranged any accommodation. Universities do prioritize international students. If the student doesn't want universities to accommodate then the student need to start looking for a place to stay immediately after getting accepted in the program because places fill up quickly. Here are some of the guidance to student accommodation in the UK.

Student Accommodation in UK

1. Dorms/ hall of residence

Every university in the UK offers a student to live in the dorms or on-campus accommodations. This is also known as the Hall of residence. This on-campus has limited rooms available. The first-year students have a greater chance to get accommodation in the dorms. The universities offer a wide range of rooms from single or double to private rooms with attached bathrooms and halls. When universities accommodate students at the hall of residence, they need to accept the offer before the deadline. The hall of residence is the best place for students to meet new people. They provide furniture like bed, chair, and desk. It is managed by the universities.


  • It's a hassle-free way to start your university life
  • If you need extra support you will get it as the hall is managed by the university.
  • As being the international student hall is the place to socialize with other people.


  • You cant decide with whom you have to live.
  • This can be noisy

2. Self-Catered Hall.

Self-Catered Hall is the most popular amongst international students because it gives students the freedom to cook their own food in their own way, anytime they want. These halls are similar to the hall of residence but this has a communal kitchen and is managed by the organization.


  • The design and the structure of the hall is built with students in mind
  • Meeting different people.
  • Students are provided with an opportunity to improve their speaking and listening skills.


  • It will be noisy just like the hall of residence
  • Again you cant decide with whom you have to live.

3. Houses or Flats

During the first year, many students prefer staying in a hostel as it makes student's life much simpler. It helps them make friends and also get familiar with the campus. In the second or third year, many students prefer to move out from the hostel and move into a flat or house that is not associated with the school. When moving into flats or houses, students need to sign a tenancy agreement. One can consult an international student advisor regarding any tenancy agreement doubts.


  • Can live with friends or alone.
  • You can decide where to live
  • More options are available on the types of property you choose to rent.


  • Need to handle landlord by yourself
  • You have to budget all your expenses.
  • Sometimes living with arent easy.

4. Homestay

Students who want to have home comforts while studying in another country than renting a room with a local family can help. These homestay families are inspected and approved by the university so that the student can be at ease and in a safe environment. The university also asks the students about their preferences about who they want to stay with. It is a catered meal shared with family.


  • If it's a students first time away from home then the welcoming family environment can be good
  • Meals are being provided
  • Experience the country's culture in a unique insight.


  • Experience the country's culture in a unique insight.
  • You might live a long way from the campus
  • It might be harder to interact with other students.

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