The University's Accommodation Office will help you find somewhere to live, offer advice and support you while you're in University or private accommodation.

University-allocated accommodation

The University has around 1,000 self-catered single rooms within walking distance of the main campus.

All students are welcome to apply for University-allocated accommodation, with priority given to new international postgraduates.

Students paying fees at the UK/EU rate are welcome to apply, however we cannot guarantee a place will be available.

Accommodation Guarantee

The University guarantees an offer of accommodation to students who:

  • are classified as overseas fee payers
  • apply for accommodation by the given deadline
  • are unaccompanied
  • have firmly accepted an offer of study
  • are new, full-time students in their first year of study at Bristol
  • will be starting their studies by September/October and will be here for a full academic year

University-allocated accommodation is only guaranteed for one year.

Applying for University accommodation

You will need to apply for accommodation through our Accommodation Office. Applications can only be made once you have received an offer of study at Bristol.

Once the academic year has started, you can contact the Accommodation Office to ask about moving into a University-allocated residence.

Non-guaranteed applicants

We try to accommodate non-guaranteed applicants where possible. If you don’t meet the guarantee criteria, you are still welcome to apply. We will update you on the accommodation available after the August 1 application deadline.

Private rented accommodation

Our Accommodation Office provides information and guidance about renting privately. We can advise you where to look for vacancies and suggest letting agencies to contact.

A postgraduate house search event takes place in August. This is an opportunity to meet other postgraduates and look for private rented accommodation.

Accommodation advice

We offer an advice service for students with particular housing needs, such as students with disabilities and those with young families.

Details of all our services can be found on the Accommodation Office website.

Senior Resident positions

The Senior Resident position is a paid role within our residences to help build communities and offer pastoral and practical support to the students living there. 

If you would be interested in applying to become a Senior Resident, please visit the Accommodation Office website to find out more and apply.

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