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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.

How to book your accommodation

Students under the age of 18 must arrange their accommodation through the Centre. You will receive an invitation to apply for our accommodation when you confirm your place. If you request accommodation when you apply for the International Study Centre, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available accommodation and fees.

Act early if you can

We have good availability of accommodation for upcoming intakes, however we encourage applying as soon as is possible to maximise chances of getting a room offer and in the accommodation type that suits you best. Accommodation is still available, but please note it is allocated on a first-come-first served basis. 

Once you have confirmed your course you will be contacted by the Central Student Support team, who will give you information on available accommodation options and how to book them.

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 and that you are staying less than 60 minutes away from Surrey International Study Centre.

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.
  • 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

We recommend contacting the student support team before sourcing your accommodation, please contact Central Student Services to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

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

Engineering student from the University of Surrey


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How to apply

Ready to join us at the International Study Centre? Learn more about the application process and what you need before you arrive.

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Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can't wait to meet you.