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.
Current semester 1 students are living in the residences below, therefore it is likely to be where most of the vacancies for semester 2 students are. 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
Should you choose to look for private-rented accommodation, please be aware that competition for student housing is fierce and it can be difficult to find somewhere to live. We also strongly advise that you do not book private-rented accommodation from overseas due to the risk of fraud. Further information is available in our Erasmus accommodation factsheet.
How to apply
Applications for accommodation for semester 2 Erasmus and Study Abroad students are now closed.
If you applied before the closing date of 9th December you will receive an update about accommodation availability from us on 16 December 2016. Accommodation for semester 2 students is not guaranteed, however we will aim to offer as many students as we can.
Application information for semester 1 students (arriving in September 2017) will be available here from May 2017.
What happens next
Room allocations will take place after 16 December 2016. If you are made an offer of accommodation you will be expected to view and accept your offer online. The Accommodation Office will email to advise you when the tenancies are available.
- Tenancies for semester 2 students start on Wednesday 18 January 2017.
- Contracts are for fixed dates. If you move out before the end date you are still responsible for paying the rent until another tenant takes the room.
Information about living and studying in Bristol for Erasmus and Study Abroad students.