Student accommodation

Your accommodation

Your accommodation will be your home from home whilst in Surrey. It will be the place you study for exams, relax after class, or get to know your neighbours and friends. 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 at Surrey?

Staying in University-recommended accommodation, you will find it easy to feel at home when you move to Surrey. Share with students studying different courses from all over the world, helping to create a diverse group of friends. University-recommended accommodation is the ideal place to settle in to life in the UK, as you'll be surrounded with friends and flatmates who are in the same situation as you.

Options to suit you

Choose from a range of student housing to suit all budgets and lifestyles, giving you a living space to make your own. All our accommodation options are within easy reach of the International Study Centre for a hassle-free university experience.

What's included?

24-hour security
Rooms with a bed, desk and chair, reading lamp, bookshelf and clothing storage
Broadband internet
Personal belongings insurance
On-site launderette

Please note a bedding pack is not included, but can be purchased from the University’s online store.

How much will my accommodation cost?

Room Type Price per week*^
Shared Budget Room (Band A) £72.00
Private Budget Room (Band A) £74.50
Standard Single Room (Band B) £87.50
Standard Single Room (Band C) £99.50 to £108.00
Ensuite Room (Band D) £148.00 to £157.50
Enhanced Ensuite Room (Band E) £179.00
Studio Flat (Band F) £231.00

*All accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guideline and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in your tenancy agreement.
^Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2020/21 academic year.

How to book your accommodation

Once it is confirmed that you can return to on-campus learning, and if you have requested accommodation, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available options and fees.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

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.
  • If you will be staying in University residence, ensure you have arranged your bedding. A bedding pack can be purchased from the University’s online store.

Arrange your room

If you require support in sourcing accommodation, please contact our Surrey ISC Central Student Support Team to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

Surrey student Vervanna from Hong Kong

“I like the accommodation and campus a lot. I live in Stag Hill and the environment is really good. There's a lake beside us and everywhere is grassy. The air is fresh and there is a lot of nature around the campus. It’s like the dream place I’d want to live!”

Vervanna from Hong Kong
Studied International Foundation Year – Business, Economics, Law and Politics

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.