English language student summer accommodation

If you are considering the University of Bristol for a pre-sessional academic English course, or the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), we provide self-catered accommodation in our residences whilst you are studying.

About the accommodation

Our accommodation is suitable for single, unaccompanied students. Couples, or students bringing their family, will need to search for privately rented accommodation. Please contact us for further help and advice on this option.

You'll share the residence with others studying at the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS). You'll usually live in mixed-sex flats or in rooms along mixed-sex corridors. It's likely you'll live with students of the same nationality. All of our residences are non-smoking. Find out more about the residences we offer.

Future accommodation options 

If you want to stay in University accommodation for your postgraduate year, you must make a separate postgraduate accommodation application. See our how to apply page for more details. We will guarantee to make you an offer of accommodation (subject to conditions).

Your pre-sessional tenancy contract will take you up to the move-in dates at all residences, except Woodland Court where there is one week’s gap between moving out of your summer accommodation and into your postgraduate accommodation. Therefore we don't recommend Woodland Court as a choice for you postgraduate accommodation. If you do choose to apply for Woodland Court, you will need to find somewhere else to stay during this week.

Information for agents

Our guide for agents (PDF, 156kB) provides important information for agents acting on behalf of pre-sessional students.

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