Coming to university may well be your first experience of living away from home. It is important that you have a safe and comfortable place to call home to make settling into university life as easy as possible.

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At a glance

We have over 4,500 places available in a variety of student residences. This includes:

  • residences of varying sizes, from eight-bedroom, self-catered student houses to a 700-bedroom hall of residence;
  • a variety of room options including shared, standard single, single with basin, and en suite;
  • adapted accommodation for young families and students with disabilities;
  • residences within walking distance of the University;
  • a free bus service for students living in University-allocated accommodation. 

Join a community

Our student residences are true communities offering a unique experience. Student-led societies and committees organise a range of social and sporting events throughout the year.

All residences have a warden, assisted by deputy wardens and senior residents, who is responsible for student welfare. 

Living out of halls

If you decide to live at home or in private accommodation, you will still feel part of the student community. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people through the University’s welcome events and Brunel, Bristol's student network that brings together students living out of halls. 

How much will it cost?

Accommodation fees vary according to the location of your residence, facilities available and type of room. In 2015/16 annual fees ranged from around £3,284 for a shared room in a self-catered residence to £7,525 for a single en-suite room in a catered residence.  

Accommodation fees at a glance

After your first year

Most students move into private accommodation after their first year. There is a good choice of private accommodation near the University, and rents vary according to the area and type of property. You could spend anything from £300 to £500 on rent per month, with around £400 (per calendar month) plus bills being the average in 2015.

The Accommodation Office can help you find private accommodation and offers ongoing support.

Visit our residences 

There will be the opportunity to visit a selection of residences on the University open days on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 June, and Friday 9  September 2016.  

In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of our residences. 

How to apply

Applications for 2016/17 accommodation will open in April 2016. We recommend that you apply for accommodation as early as possible and we will try to meet your preferences as best we can. Where this is not possible, we will find you the most suitable alternative. You can also apply to move into our residences during the academic year, including if your course sees you coming to Bristol for a later start, for example for semester two.

I absolutely loved living in halls - the sense of community was great, everyone was so friendly and there was always someone around to hang out with.

Maddy (Third year, BA History of Art)

Accommodation guarantee

We guarantee to make an offer of accommodation to all new undergraduates who accept Bristol as their firm choice and apply by the given deadline. The guarantee is subject to certain conditions. If you fall outside of these conditions please contact the Accommodation Office.

Accommodation advice

The Accommodation provides advice throughout the year to all students.

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