Erasmus and Study Abroad students
Students coming to study at Bristol as part of the University’s Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes are advised to apply for University-allocated accommodation. We are able to offer a range of options, from catered halls in our popular Stoke Bishop residences, to self-catered flats in Bristol’s lively city centre.
When you apply for University-allocated accommodation you are able to select two preferred residences that you would like to live in.
Semester 1 students are most likely to be living in the residences below. However we may also vacancies in other residences.
- Clifton Hill House
- The Courtrooms
- Durdham Hall
- Favell House
- Goldney Hall
- Hiatt Baker - catered
- Hiatt Baker - self catered
- University Hall
- Wills Hall
Living in a catered hall is a great option for students coming to study in the UK for a short time. You don’t have to worry about buying cooking equipment, or what to do with it when you leave, and it can make budgeting easier as the cost of your meals is included in your accommodation fee. Meal times in catered halls are also a great opportunity to get to know your fellow students.
Find out more about life in a catered residence including seeing sample menus and meal times on our catered accommodation page.
We offer a range of self-catered residences which are based throughout the city. These residences provide shared kitchen-diners for student groups of up to 18 students. Normally, a kitchen is shared between a maximum of 7 students. Self-catering provides flexibility to eat what you want, when you want. You can cook together on a regular basis, and make meal-times a social occasion. You and your fellow flatmates will all be expected to keep the kitchen clean though as our cleaners will not wash-up or clean cooking mess.
Our city centre properties usually have less common room or shared space than some of the other residences, however they are close to a variety of shops, cafes and bars and are all within easy walking distance of the University campus. City centre residences are suited to students who are looking to immerse themselves in city life and make the most of their time living in Bristol.
Private rented accommodation
Erasmus students who are not guaranteed an offer of acommodation are advised to look for private rented accommodation, as current indications are that there will be very few spaces available for September 2017 in University-allocated accommodation. Further information including advice on where to look for accoommodation is available in our Erasmus accommodation factsheet (PDF). We strongly advise that you do not book private-rented accommodation from overseas due to the risk of fraud.
Study abroad students who are guaranteed an offer of accommodation if they apply by the closing date on 31 July are advised to stay in University-accommodation due to the difficulties with finding private rented accommodation in Bristol.
How to apply - opens 1 June 2017
Applications for accommodation for Semester 1 Erasmus and Study Abroad students open on Thursday 1 June. A link to apply will be available from this page on that date.
Applications close on 31 July 2017.
You will be able to select two accommodation options when you make your application. Please note that we cannot guarantee availability at your preferred residences, as every year some of our residences are oversubscribed and we cannot offer places to all the students who would like to live there. The information you provide on your application form will be used to place you in the most appropriate residence with availability.
What happens next
Study Abroad Students
If you are a Study Abroad student and you make your accommodation application before the closing date of 31 July 2017, you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation and will receive your accommodation offer on Wednesday 23 August 2016. Your offer will be sent as an email and you will need to log in to see the offer and accept it online. Check your offer email carefully. If you miss the deadline you will lose your room and we may not be able to offer you another.
If you are an Erasmus student you are not guaranteed an offer of accommodation. If you have applied before the closing date of 31 July 2017 and we are able to make you an offer of accommodation, it will be confirmed on Friday 1 September. Your offer will be sent as an email and you will need to log in to see the offer and accept it online. Check your offer email carefully. If you miss the deadline you will lose your room and we may not be able to offer you another.
Information about living and studying in Bristol for Erasmus and Study Abroad students.
Erasmus students can find further advice on renting in the private sector in our Erasmus factsheet (PDF, 353kB).
Semester 1 Study Abroad students who apply for accommodation before the application closing date of 31 July 2017 are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.
Erasmus students for Semester 1 are not guaranteed an offer of accommodation, though are still able to apply for University-allocated accommodation.