Your accommodation

You can live in allocated student accommodation, or you can arrange your own accommodation. Whichever option you choose, you will find that living with others is the best way to experience student life.

Why live in University-recommended accommodation?

Staying in University-recommended accommodation, you will find it easy to settle in and feel at home when you move to Surrey. Share with students studying different courses, from all over the world. University-recommended accommodation is the ideal place to make great new friends.

Options to suit you

Choose from a range of student housing to suit all budgets. They give you a living space to make your own. Accommodation options are within easy reach of the International Study Centre.

Accommodation options

The University-recommended accommodation for students starting in January 2018 is Bridge Street and The Foyer managed by YMCA.

Both residences offer modern, safe accommodation conveniently located in the heart of Guildford, surrounded by beautiful English countryside.

Bridge Street
  • En-suite rooms
  • Breakfast and evening meal included catering for a range of dietary requirements
  • All utility, broadband and council tax bills included
  • 24 hour security
  • Laundry room
  • High speed broadband
  • Central location close to shops, restaurants, parks and the railway station
  • 20 minute walk to the International Study Centre
The Foyer
  • En-suite and studio rooms
  • All utility, broadband and council tax bills included
  • 24 hour security
  • Laundry room
  • High speed broadband 
  • Central location close to shops, restaurants, parks and the railway station
  • 20 minute walk to the International Study Centre
Weekly rent Type of Accommodation
£239 Bridge Street - en-suite room (catered)
£197 The Foyer - private studio room
£202 The Foyer - en-suite room with shared kitchen and cleaning on communal areas

A bedding and catering pack is available to buy at a cost of £60.00.

Manor Park is a car-free student village in an area of wonderful natural beauty. Here you will find over 1,800 en-suite rooms, only a twenty minute walk from Stag Hill campus.Manor Park has a cafe and it is easy to get to the Olympic-standard facilities at Surrey Sports Park from here.

Stag Hill campus is the main site, close to all the main campus amenities. Guildford town centre is a ten-minute walk away.

Hazel Farm is only two miles from Stag Hill campus, and a little over three miles away from the International Study Centre. It is an ideal choice if you are looking for a more affordable option. A regular, free bus service takes you to and from campus.

What is included?
  • All rooms include: a bed, desk and chair, reading lamp, bookshelf and clothing storage
  • Kitchens are supplied with a cooker, fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board.
  • You will also have broadband internet connection and personal belongings insurance. With easy access to these daily living amenities means you will find your room comfortable.
  • All Courts also provide a communal TV room (except Bellerby Court). Most apartments are mixed gender but single-sex apartments are available in most Courts. All communal areas and bedrooms are non-smoking.
  • Bedding is not supplied. You can buy bedding packs from the University’s online shop. You will also need to supply your own cutlery, crockery and kitchenware.
Guaranteed accommodation for progressing students

As an International Study Centre student, you are guaranteed University-managed accommodation when you progress to the first year of your degree at University of Surrey, as long as you meet the application deadlines which are announced prior to each academic year.

Band Guideline weekly rent 2017/18 Type of Accommodation
A £71 Budget rooms on Stag Hill campus and at Hazel Farm
B £87 Basic single rooms on Stag Hill campus and at Hazel Farm
C £99.50 Standard single rooms on Stag Hill campus
D £140 En-suite rooms at Manor Park and on Stag Hill campus
E £170 Enhanced en-suite rooms at Manor Park and on Stag Hill campus

 *Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

 

How do I book my room?

Please secure your accommodation before arriving in the UK to study. This will ensure that you have no difficulty confirming your course at immigration or police registration (if required).

  1. Request accommodation when you apply for the International Study Centre.*
  2. Confirm your place at the International Study Centre. Our accommodation team will then contact you with your University Student ID and an invitation to apply for accommodation online.
  3. Apply for accommodation online. The University will then send you a room offer.
  4. Accept the room offer by signing and returning the Occupancy Agreement to the University and making all due payments. Please read the University of Surrey’s terms & conditions and accommodation cancellation policy.

Before you arrive

  • Before you arrive in the UK, make sure you've arranged your accommodation. This will ensure there are no difficulties with confirming your course at immigration, and that you have a place to live when you arrive.
  • Check where and when to collect your room keys. Key collection details are outlined in your room offer.
  • Visit our before you arrive page and download our arrive guide to help you plan your journey, find out what to pack and what to expect when you arrive.

Arrange your room

Contact the International Study Centre Accommodation team to arrange your room.

Surrey student Emma Jameson

"I'm in Manor Park - I love it, it's so nice. I'm in a flat with six other people, there's a shared kitchen, where you each have your cupboards and a shared oven, and fridge and freezer, so you cook for yourself. I love the setup, everyone's so friendly."

Emma from Zimbabwe
Studied International Foundation Year – Business, Economics, Law and Politics