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Guide to NTU Accommodation

Living in University accommodation is an essential part of the student experience. It’s a great way to make new friends, be a part of NTU’s student community, and settle into your new life at University.

If this is your first time living in your own place, you’ll really want your accommodation to feel like a home from home. There are many options available, from NTU halls of residence to private halls and shared houses. Whatever your requirements, our accommodation guides will help you to find the option that’s right for you.

Essential information

Entering into a contract for accommodation is an important decision so please make sure you read the contract carefully and ask us if you have any questions.

Cancellation policy

If you’re a new student, you’ll be allowed to cancel this Licence Agreement without having to pay any rent, provided that you complete the cancellation form and you:

  • don’t get the grades to attend NTU
  • or you notify at least 21 days before the start of the licence period

If you’re a returning student, you’ll be allowed to cancel this Licence Agreement without having to pay any rent, provided that you notify Student Accommodation Services directly by email within 7 days of the acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

After this 7 day cooling off period returning students become financially liable for the contract. There is no cooling off period for returning students in the 21 days before the contract starts.

Once any cooling off period has passed, returning students can request to cancel, however they will again remain financially liable until a replacement booking is made for the accommodation.

Undergraduate accommodation

Students in kitchen

We’ve specifically designed our halls of residence for student living. Whichever NTU residence you choose, you’ll have a shared kitchen-dining area equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board, and storage facilities. Unless of course you’ve booked a studio, in which case you’ll have your own kitchenette.

Each of our residences includes:

  • a range of security measures including CCTV, door entry systems and on-site or on-call security staff – your safety is our top priority
  • internet, heating, water and electricity bills paid for in your accommodation fees
  • free basic contents insurance, which you can easily “top-up” to cover your more expensive items.

Accommodation at NTU — your questions answered


Private accommodation

As an NTU undergraduate student, you might choose to live in private accommodation instead of in one of our halls of residence.

NTU can help you to secure this type of accommodation. You can find out more on our Guide to Private Accommodation page.

Postgraduate and mature student accommodation

We realise that you might appreciate living with other students in the same situation as you. So many of our residences have some flats that are especially for postgraduate or mature students. Browse our accommodation to find out which halls suit you.

Studio flats

Studios are available in Gill Street North on the City Campus and New Hall on the Clifton Campus.

I wanted to live on campus, with the convenience of almost rolling out of bed and into lectures: with 9 am starts, that makes life so much easier. And because there’s no one in my accommodation on the same course, it means I’ve made friends with a whole other group of people.

Elliot Martin - Brackenhurst Halls

Flexible accommodation and January starters

We offer short-term contracts for full-time enrolled NTU students on non-standard courses, such as part-year exchange courses, students studying for one semester, Pre-sessional English for Academic Purpose courses and, Postgraduate starting in January.

All flexible contracts are for en suite rooms on the third floor of our Sandby residence

Contract typeFixed contract datesCostDepositPayment
Semester 1a16/09/2022 - 07/01/2023£2,714.34 per semester£200Due in full immediately to confirm booking
Semester 1b16/09/2022 - 27/01/2023£3,053.86 per semester£200Due in full immediately to confirm booking
Semester 2a11/01/2022 - 02/06/2023£3,258.97 per semester£200Due in full immediately to confirm booking
Semester 2b29/01/2023 - 02/06/2023£2,848.75 per semester£200Due in full immediately to confirm booking
51 week (January 2023)14/01/2023 – 05/01/2024£7,504.14 per year£200£2,501.38 for Term One due immediately to confirm booking

If you are joining NTU in January 2023, and still looking for accommodation, please fill out our enquiry form.

We can only offer you a room if you have a firm offer with NTU and have been provided with an NTU ID number.

We have a limited number of each type of room. Room allocation will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. If these contracts are not suitable, or if our allocation becomes full, then we will offer you support and guidance in finding alternative accommodation.

Gill Street South Bedroom

Summer accommodation

Accommodation bookings for summer 2022 are now closed. Please email us directly for more information or to submit your request.

Summer 2023

Coming to Nottingham to visit friends or attend an event? We also offer accommodation during the summer to external guests outside of NTU. If you would like to make an enquiry, please email us, or call us on +44 (0)115 848 2894.

Accessible accommodation

If you need specific accommodation because of a disability or medical requirement, we offer a range of accessible accommodation.

You can find detailed accessibility information for each of our halls on our dedicated Accessibility in Halls page.

You’ve got to be brave and make it your business to find out who people are, where they’re from, what course they’re doing – because you’re all in the same boat, aren’t you? Everyone’s new. Some great bonds and friendships come out of that, and I think it says a lot that I’m now living with five of the people I first met in Peverell.

Conor Tabreham - Peverell Halls, Clifton Campus

Homestay accommodation

We currently have vacancies with our homestay hosts and welcome applications from NTU students looking to homestay accommodation.

Homestay accommodation is another option open to any undergraduate or postgraduate student at NTU and is very popular with international students. We’ll place you with a host family where you’ll have your own room and access to other facilities in the house.

Two meals will be provided on weekdays, with three meals a day at weekends, and you’ll agree the length of stay before you move in. A short termination period of just one week means you won’t be tied into a lengthy contract*. This makes homestay an excellent option for many ERASMUS students, exchange students and students who might want the flexibility to change plans at short notice.

Homestay accommodation costs £140 a week for a catered service, with a £100 administration charge when we’ve found you a room. Payment will be made to the host directly and NTU will have no part in the collection of rent. Properties are located around Nottingham and the surrounding area.

If you’re a landlord wishing to register with NTU to become a host you’ll need to fill out the host application form.

If you're a student and interested in homestay accommodation, please fill out an application form.

*A minimum booking for one academic term is required.


What does University-allocated accommodation mean?

This accommodation includes halls of residence that are owned by the University, halls of residence run by our partner providers or private companies, and accredited shared housing.

When do accommodation bookings open?

Our online accommodation booking system opens in March 2023.

Will I need a TV licence?

If you are going to watch TV you may need a TV licence, for more information visit the TV Licensing website.

What happens if I want to cancel my accommodation booking?

If you don’t meet the conditions of your offer at NTU, you are no longer attending the University or you need to cancel your accommodation Licence Agreement, you can request this without being liable for the payment of rent. You will need to contact us in writing 21 days before your contract starts to request this cancellation.

Any requests to cancel that are received less than 21 days before the start of your tenancy will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Can I still apply for accommodation if I deferred my place?

If you deferred from 2021/22 to 2022/23 entry you are still eligible for accommodation. If you didn't enrol for the 2021/22 year the system should recognise you as a new first year student and allow you to book as normal. If you deferred your entry later the system may not recognise you as a first year student and you may experience issues logging in.

If you are experiencing problems or have any questions please get in touch with our accommodation team.

What is your allocation process?

Our booking system is self-allocated. You log in with your student ID and it will recognise your age and level of study and show you suitable accommodation.

Please note the University holds back certain rooms across our portfolio to ensure we can offer a fully inclusive mix to all students wishing to book accommodation.

Will I be guaranteed accommodation?

Our guarantee can be found on our accommodation page.

Learn more about our accommodation options

If you need any help or advice with booking your accommodation, please get in touch with the Accommodation team on +44 (0)115 848 2894 or via email and we'll be more than happy to assist you.