English language student summer accommodation

The University provides self catering accommodation for students on the pre-sessional academic English course, or the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). We offer a range of rooms including self contained studios with their own shower, wc and basin and kitchenette, ensuite rooms with their own shower, wc and basin sharing a kitchen with other students or standard rooms sharing bathroom and kitchen. Recent 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.

About the accommodation

Most of 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. Student can order bedding and kitchen packs online.

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.

ResidenceRoom typeWeekly rentTenancy lengthTotal rent
Durdham Hall En-suite £147 12.5 weeks £1961.28
Woodland Court En-suite £147 12.5 weeks £1961.28
 Manor Hall Single £140  12.5 weeks  £1834.28
Tamarillo House
and Colston House
 Studio £165  12.5 weeks £2100.98
 The Courtrooms En-suite  £147  7.5 weeks  £1345.28 
 University Hall En-suite  £147  7.5 weeks  £1345.28
 University Hall Single (small)  £130  7.5 weeks  £1153.88

Please note that the total rent shown includes a compulsory non-refundable insurance charge of £5.48 to cover your possessions during your stay, to check what is insured under this policy please see our insurance details.

How to apply

Applications for all students attending a pre-sessional course, regardless of the length of course, are now open. Apply online using our online applications form, accessed using the button below:

Apply online

Please note that we are not able to arrange for students to share with particular students in their presessional accommodation. Towards the end of July you will be invited to attend an event where you will be able to make arrangements to share your postgraduate accommodation with specific students.

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 and New Bridewell 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 or New Bridewell as a choice for your postgraduate accommodation. If you do choose to apply for Woodland Court or Bridewell, you will need to find somewhere else to stay during this week.

Arrivals

Your tenancy start date will be:

PS 14 students - May 18th 2016. If you need to move in before this date please contact us

PS 10 students - June 15th 2016. Students cannot move in before this date as the residences are closed for cleaning.

PS 6 studentss - July 13th 2016. Students cannot move in before this date as the residences are closed for cleaning.

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

Information for agents

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

Dates and deadlines

6 week pre-sessional students

Applications open: 10 March 2016

Tenancy starts: 13 July 2016

Tenancy ends: 9 - 11 September 2016

Cancellation deadline: within 7 days of accepting your offer or by 6 July 2016, whichever date is later.

Dates and deadlines

10 week pre-sessional students

Applications open: 10 March 2016

Tenancy starts: 15 June 2016

Tenancy ends: 9 - 11 September 2016

Cancellation deadline: within 7 days of accepting your offer or by 8 June 2016, whichever date is later.

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