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Choose your student accommodation options

Find out more about the types of student accommodation available, to help you to choose where to live.

Living in University accommodation

Become part of our student community; we're here to make sure you feel right at home.


You can choose to live on the campus or in the heart of the city, and decide whether you'd like accommodation that comes with credit to buy food and drink.

We manage 3,586 bedrooms on campus and 944 in the city. We have a further 344 bedrooms that are privately managed by Hello Student.

Our accommodation is specially designed with all students in mind. You can pick somewhere to suit your budget and your lifestyle.

If you have a disability or medical condition, let us know and we'll consider your needs when we look at accommodation applications.

All of our accommodation is close to transport links, with regular buses between campus and the city centre.


Choosing your accommodation options

Information about the differences between each accommodation type, to help you to make your selection.


Eat and drink credit

If you're an undergraduate, you can apply to live in accommodation that comes with Eat and Drink credit, so you can buy yourself meals from our range of outlets on campus.

If you choose accommodation without Eat and Drink credit, you can cook for yourself and your flatmates in a communal kitchen.

Eat and Drink accommodation is not available for postgraduates.

If you are an eligible student and apply by the 1 July deadline, we can guarantee you accommodation.

Your options

The options available to you have will vary based on your course and level of study.

We’ll do our best to place you in your preferred room type, but we cannot guarantee this.

Additional preferences

If you are an eligible first year undergraduate, you can also tell us if you would prefer to live in accommodation that is designated as:

  • Quiet
  • Alcohol-free
  • For mature students

If you choose one of these options, it’ll be considered together with your room type preferences, although it is not guaranteed. Read more about these preferences here.

Additional requirements

We are committed to providing a safe and happy environment for students to live in, whatever their choice of accommodation. We value diversity and inclusivity, and want everyone to be treated with respect.

You may prefer particular accommodation if you are transitioning gender, for example. We may be able to place you in an en-suite bedroom or a studio.

You can apply for this using the additional requirements form.


Safe and secure

We're committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all.


A security team member giving directions to a student

Bath is considered one of the safest cities in the world, and our campus is safe too.

In 2018, the University was ranked second safest in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. We have also been accredited by the Association of Chief Police Officers as a secure environment. If you live in our accommodation, you will often see our Security team on patrol.

Secure accommodation

You can only access your accommodation with your specially programmed library card and keys. This system helps to keep you and your belongings safe. There is also CCTV on campus, in public areas of accommodation and around the University.

Insurance as part of your package

You will get contents insurance that covers your property against fire, theft and damage.


Undergraduate accommodation

Find out about our accommodation options for undergraduate students.


Postgraduate accommodation

Find out about our accommodation options for postgraduate students.


You will need to choose seven room types when applying for your accommodation.

If you are an eligible overseas postgraduate student and apply by the 17 June deadline, you are guaranteed accommodation.

If you are a UK or EU postgraduate we cannot guarantee you accommodation, but you can apply to go on our waiting list. You will need to select five room type preferences on your application.

Postgraduate students can apply for the following accommodation options:

University managed accommodation

Hello Student managed accommodation

Postgraduates can apply for Hello Student accommodation:

Other accommodation options

We have specific accommodation options depending on your chosen course or family situation.


MA Contemporary European Studies, exchange and visiting students

If you are studying MA Contemporary European Studies, or are an exchange or visiting student, you will need to choose two room types when applying for accommodation.

You can choose between two city centre locations:

Check accommodation prices for exchange students here.

Pre-sessional English students

If you are on a 5-week summer pre-sessional English course, you can apply to live on the University campus in:

If you are on a 10-week course, you can choose to live in the city in:

You will need to apply for your undergraduate or postgraduate accommodation separately.

Check accommodation prices for pre-sessional students here.

Accommodation for couples and families

We also have accommodation available for couples and families with up to two children.

For undergraduates and postgraduates:

For postgraduates:

Check accommodation prices for couples here.

Explore our accommodation

Get a feel for our campus, city and postgraduate accommodation options by watching these videos.


If you've chosen your accommodation options, find out what you need to do to apply.

Register and apply

Contact us

Speak to our Student Accommodation team for help and advice.