English language student accommodation
We offer accommodation over the summer for students on the pre-sessional academic English course, or the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) in University-allocated accommodation.
When you apply to stay in University-allocated accommodation, you'll share the residence with other students studying at the Centre for Academic Language and Development. 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.
Our accommodation is suitable for single, unaccompanied students. Couples, or students bringing their family should contact us for further help and advice.
Accommodation fees and tenancy dates
6-week pre-sessional course accommodation
Students attending the 6-week presessional course are guaranteed an offer of accommodation for the duration of their pre-sessional course. When you make your application, you can select what room type you would prefer, although please note that we cannot guarantee to meet your room preference.
Accommodation fees and tenancy dates
The accommodation fee you pay will depend on the room type you are allocated.
|Dates||Weekly cost||Total cost|
|Manor Hall - Standard||07/07/21 - 11/09/21||£111 per week||£1062.43|
|Manor Hall - Standard With Basin||07/07/21 - 11/09/21||£136.50 per week||£1306.50|
|Manor Hall - Premium With Basin||07/07/21 - 11/09/21||£151.50 per week||£1450.07|
|Richmond Terrace - En Suite||07/07/21 - 11/09/21||£171.50 per week||£1641.50|
|Richmond Terrace - Premium En Suite||07/07/21 - 11/09/21||£176.50 per week||£1689.36|
How to apply
Applications for 2021 6 week pre-sessional accommodation places are now open. Apply for accommodation on the accommodation portal.
When you access the accommodation portal for the first time, you will need to verify your details by entering your University of Bristol student number and the email address that you used when you applied for your course. This will generate an email to you, on clicking the link in the email you will be able to set up a unique username and password for the application system. Please keep your password safe as you will need it again to access your accommodation offer when it is sent to you.
To log in to the application you need to hold an unconditional offer and have paid your course deposit. This information needs to be processed on our system and can take a few working days to update. Therefore if you are experiencing problems logging into your accommodation application when it opens, please make sure you have allowed enough time for your offer and deposit to be processed. If you are unable to log in after a week of making your payment please email email@example.com
Offers will be sent out on a rolling basis from the beginning of June 2021.
Please ensure you check your junk email folder to prevent missing your offer email, and do not contact us to chase your offer unless there is three weeks or less before you are due to start your course.
When you receive your offer you'll need to log back into the accommodation portal to formally accept the offer. Please ensure you follow all steps of the acceptance process.
Paying for your accommodation
Immediately after accepting your accommodation offer, you will be taken through a checkout process to pay for your accommodation. You will need a credit card to make the payment. Your accommodation will not be reserved until the fees have been paid in full.
Cancelling your accommodation
If you wish to cancel your reservation you should email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. You can cancel your accommodation reservation within seven days of payment or up to the cancellation deadline detailed in you offer email (whichever is later) and receive a full refund of any monies paid provided you have not already moved into the accommodation.
All the information you need about moving into your residence will be sent to you by email before your arrival. It is important to note that we do not supply bedding or kitchen equipment in our residences, but you can order bedding and kitchen packs online.
Help and support
All students living in our University-allocated accommodation are provided with a network of support staff. All of our residences belong to one of our Residential Villages, and at the heart of each Village is a Student Support Centre, offering round the clock advice and support to all our students.
You can find your nearest Residential Student Support Centre by visiting the online guide for your residence.
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 in all our Postgraduate residences.