English language student summer accommodation

We provide self-catering accommodation for students on the pre-sessional academic English course, or the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA).

When you apply to stay in University-allocated accommodation, 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. Our accommodation is suitable for single, unaccompanied students. Couples, or students bringing their family should contact us for further help and advice. Please note we do not supply bedding or kitchen equipment in our residences. Students can order bedding and kitchen packs online.

To apply for accommodation you need to hold an unconditional offer and have paid your course deposit. This information needs to be processed on our system and can take a few working days to update.

Therefore if you are experiencing problems logging into the accommodation application, please make sure you have allowed enough time for you offer and deposit to be processed. If you are unable to login after a week of making your payment please email celfs-presessional@bris.ac.uk

After your pre-sessional course

If, after your pre-sessional course, you want to stay in University accommodation for your postgraduate year, you must make a separate postgraduate accommodation application. See our postgraduate accommodation pages 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 a one week gap between moving out of your summer accommodation and into your postgraduate accommodation. Therefore we don't recommend Woodland Court as a choice for your postgraduate accommodation. If you do choose to apply for Woodland Court you will need to find somewhere else to stay during this week.

Paying for your accommodation

A link to our online payment page is provided in your accommodation offer email. You will need a credit card to make the payment and confirm your offer. We are automatically updated when payments are received therefore there is no need for you to send us proof of payment. The accommodation will not be reserved until the fees have been paid in full.

Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee an offer of accommodation to students on the pre-sessional academic English course provided they have accepted their offer of study and paid their course deposit by the deadline:

  • 14 week course - deposit deadline is 29 Apr 2019
  • 10 week course - deposit deadline is 27 May 2019
  • 6 week course - deposit deadline is 24 June 2019

Changes in UK law have made it very difficult for students to find private rented accommodation from abroad so you are strongly advised to book through the University's Accommodation Office.

Download the arrival presentation

You can now download the arrival presentation (PDF, 900KB), given to all pre-sessional students living in University-allocated accommodation. 

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