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) £76.00
Standard Single Room (Band B) £90.00
Standard Single Room (Band C) £100.00
Ensuite Room (Band D) £144.00
Enhanced Ensuite Room (Band E) £179.00
Studio Flat (Band F) £220.00

*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.

If you are joining us in January 2019, accommodation details and application instructions will be provided from October 2018.

How to book your accommodation

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. If you applied to the International Study Centre directly through our online application form, your Student Enrolment Advisor can answer any questions you have about applying for accommodation.
  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.
  • 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