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International students

It's important to research where you're going to live as early as you can - you'll find everything you need on this page. And our accommodation team are happy to help and advise - find their contact details here.

Arriving in Nottingham

Our accommodation

All of our accommodation is modern, safe, and conveniently located.

We have housing options to suit any budget - whether you want a University-allocated property, or you plan to rent privately.

Our Accommodation team has lots of experience in helping international students, so please contact them for advice.

What suits you?

Start your research as soon as possible - think about how you like to live, and what you’ll be comfortable with.

  • Are you a social person, or do you prefer peace and quiet? You could share a place with other students, or live on your own.
  • Do you want your own en-suite bathroom, or are you happy to share with others? Shared facilities are often cheaper, but you might want some privacy.
  • Maybe you’d consider living with a family in Nottingham? Through our Homestay scheme, you could get to know your new city with the help of the locals!
  • What is your budget like? Be realistic about what you can afford, and the length of contract you should commit to.

No matter where you study, there’s somewhere to stay nearby, some accommodations are even within 5 minutes walk of our teaching facilities. To see what would suit you, take a look at our accommodation selection.

“We can offer flexible accommodation contracts – perfect if you're a Pre-sessional English (PEAP) or exchange student, or starting a Masters course in January.”

Student bedroom

Guaranteed accommodation

We can guarantee international students a place in University-allocated accommodation if:

  • you've accepted a place on a full-time course
  • you've made us your first choice university
  • you book before 31 July
  • you've provided a £200 deposit.

If this is the case, you can choose to stay in any of our residences. This could be a University-owned hall of residence, a hall of residence run by our partner providers or private companies, or accredited shared housing.

Students studying in Newton

Be prepared

We strongly advise you to book accommodation before you travel. Many students prefer to view accommodation before signing a contract, if you choose to do this, please make sure you have temporary accommodation (such as a hotel) booked in Nottingham prior to arriving. This is important if you are arriving in September/October when Nottingham is busy with new arrivals. Nottinghamshire's tourism website hosts a list of suitable temporary accommodations.

Many privately owned accommodation require a UK Guarantor, for more information visit yourguarantor website.

Sandby Hall bedroom
Sandby Hall bedroom

How to book

Contracts for NTU halls of residence run throughout the academic year, and include the Christmas and Easter holidays.

Our online booking system is open and please follow our step-by-step guide on how to book online. You can choose the exact residence, flat and room you would like.

To reserve your place, you must have enough money to book your accommodation online, using a credit or debit card. If you don't have these you can pay by bank transfer, but you need to contact Student Accommodation Services in advance to do this.

Remember that you won’t be able to open a bank account until you actually arrive in the UK, and the transfer of money may then take a few weeks.

Shorter-term, private housing and flexible contracts

  • Private accommodation

    Nottingham is a big student city, and has plenty of private accommodation.

    Some of our international students choose private halls of residence or to rent out a house or apartment with friends.

    All our accommodation maintains the quality to ensure that they all meet UNIPOL's strict health and safety requirements.

    You can find out more about this on our private sector accommodation pages.

  • Flexible contracts

    We understand that you need accommodation to suit your circumstances. We have a number of rooms in University accommodation available on a more flexible contract for students on full-time non-standard courses (for example, PEAP, Masters courses with a January start, exchange and study abroad courses).

    All contracts are for en-suite rooms on our City Campus Sandby residence. For more information, visit our page on flexible accommodation options.

  • Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts

    Because of its history, large student community and location in the middle of England, Nottingham is a very popular city for visitors. If your friends and family want to come and visit you — during Graduation, for example — there are plenty of accommodation options available to them. Nottingham has a huge range of hotels to suit every budget. It also has lots of Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs), which are a very popular option in Britain, and often cheaper than hotels.

    If your friends and family want to come and visit you during your time at NTU, Visit Nottinghamshire Trip Advisor and Airbnb are great ways of finding a convenient, affordable place to stay.

Still need help?

Student Accommodation Services
+44 (0)115 848 2894