Our Accommodation Office will help you find somewhere to live, and can advise you on both University and private accommodation throughout your time at Bristol.

University-allocated accommodation

The University has around 2,300 self-catered single rooms for postgraduate students located within a short distance of the Clifton campus.

If you are accompanied by a partner or family, you can apply for one of a small number of University couple and family flats.

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

The online application process starts in May and we email offers from late June.

You will need to apply for accommodation through our Accommodation Office. You can only apply after you have accepted your offer of a place to study at Bristol.

Non-guaranteed applicants

We try to accommodate non-guaranteed applicants where possible. If you don't meet the accommodation guarantee criteria, you are still welcome to apply.

We will update you in August with information about the accommodation available.

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.


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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