Whether you’re looking for a city centre experience or a quiet part of town, we’ll help you find a place to live.
Living in a University residence offers you the chance to join a student community. Residences organise their own sporting and social activities, while a team of staff and students are on site to offer you support and practical help. You’ll live with undergraduate students from other countries and cultures, including the UK.
Take a look at the residences available to Erasmus and Study Abroad students.
Health needs or disabilities
Your choice of accommodation may be influenced by ill health or disability. If this is the case, it is important that you apply as soon as the accommodation applications open so that we can make you a suitable offer.
Find out more about what accommodation is available for students who have a disability and/or health need.
Living in private rented accommodation
If you want to be more independent, you may prefer to find private rented accommodation. Most rental contracts are for a minimum of nine months, so this is most appropriate if you are coming for a full year.
There is a lot of competition to find private rented accommodation in Bristol in September. To give yourself the best chance of finding somewhere suitable to live, start looking as early as you can. If possible, we advise that you visit the UK when looking for accommodation. During September we run an Accommodation Help Desk.
Our Accommodation Office offers information and guidance on where to look for accommodation, and how to make sure you find a safe place to live. We also recommend Bristol SU lettings, a lettings agency run by the Students' Union.
Accommodation contents insurance
If you are renting in the private sector, we recommend you take out contents insurance. Information about insurance companies will be available in the Welcome Lounge when you arrive.