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Guaranteed accommodation for International students outside the EU

We are pleased to advise as of contracts beginning in September 2018, we will be guaranteeing international students campus accommodation for each year of their studies. Students must still apply for a room by the stated deadlines of 30 August 2018 for new students and 31 January 2018 for returning students and are subject to the usual contract end dates. Please note that all students must be clear of outstanding accommodation related fees and not have a University or Residential Ban to be eligible for accommodation.

Information for International students

We have over 4,500 modern, comfortable and safe rooms with a range of accommodation options on campus. 

New students who have applied for accommodation, met the conditions of their course offer and confirmed their place at Brunel by 30 August 2018 will be accommodated on campus. If you apply for accommodation after 30 August 2018, it may take longer for us to find you a room on campus. But we have plenty of private housing options if you miss out, or you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list for a campus room. If you do choose to live off-campus Brunel Student Lettings can assist.

All of our halls of residence are less than a 10 minutes walk from our teaching, social and sporting facilities.   

You will have your own bedroom with free Wi-Fi, a shared communal kitchen and laundry facilities. Nearly all of our campus rooms offer en suite facilities.

Our halls of residence have an electronic door entry system and CCTV, and for peace of mind we have a 24-hour security team on site too. 

The Accommodation Centre can help international students find the most comfortable accommodation during their degrees and associated specialist courses such as the Pre-Sessional Course. There are three different kinds of room available:

  • En suite - students have private bath/shower room facilities
  • Standard - students share bath/shower room facilities
  • Studio Flats for co-habiting couples - students have their own kitchen and shower room facilities

All of our rooms are self-catering.

Further information can be found on the Halls of Residence pages.

Applying for campus accommodation

Please submit an application form online once you have read the relevant section below for details about your options and eligibility.

As an Exchange/Erasmus student you are eligible to apply for accommodation on campus for periods of no less than one term. The following periods are available to book online:

Contract 1: 16 September 2018 – 10am on 2 January 2019
Contract 2: 16 September 2018 – 10am on 9 June 2019
Contract 3: 16 September 2018 – 10am on 8 September 2019
Contract 4: From January 2019 onwards – 10am on 9 June 2019
Contract 5: From January 2019 onwards – 10am on 8 September 2019

If you would like to apply for accommodation for contract periods 1 to 5 and you have already been issued with your Brunel ID number, you can complete our online application form. Once you have completed this you will be contacted by email with further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement and when to pay your £350 accommodation booking fee. If you have not yet been issued with a Brunel ID number, please contact Brunel International by email. If you have any queries, please email the International Mobility Manager at Brunel University London. Exchange students can also visit the Exchange & Study Abroad website for more information.

We also offer accommodation on campus during the Summer Vacation period for more information please visit our Summer Vacation webpages.

If your stay falls outside the available periods you may need to consider off-campus options.

As a Pre-sessional student you are eligible to apply for campus accommodation using our online application form, as long as you are attending one of the following Pre-sessional courses:

Pre-sessional contracts and rents
Course  Licence Agreement DatesEn suite Room(2017/18 rate) Standard Room(2017/18 rate) 
Course 3: 12 weeks 12 June to 10am on 9 September 2018  £1,841.41  £1,375.05
Course 4: 10 weeks 26 June to 10am on 9 September 2018  £1,551.75  £1,158.75
Course 6:
6 weeks
24 July to 10am on 9 September 2018  £972.43  £726.15
Course 7:
4 weeks
31 July to 10am on 9 September 2018  £827.60  £618.00

Pre-sessional students attending Course 1 (20 week course) and Course 2 (16 week course) can apply for campus accommodation but will only be offered accommodation subject to availability.

Students on the Pre-sessional English for LBIC course can apply for campus accommodation providing you hold a conditional offer with LBIC for a course directly after your Pre-sessional course. You can apply for campus accommodation using our online application form.

What do I do next?

For all of the above courses you must return your application to the Brunel Language Centre and also pay your course deposit.  Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by the Accommodation Centre within two working days to confirm your accommodation preference, the cost of your stay, the dates of your booking and further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement. Please be advised you will be required to pay the full cost of your stay in advance of your arrival.

Do I also need to apply for accommodation for my main course of study?

You will be required to submit an online application for your main course of study as well as your pre-sessional course. To secure a room for main course you would also need to pay a £350 booking fee. Further details will be provided to you in August.

You will be eligible to apply for campus accommodation provided that you are attending an English@Brunel course that finishes in May or September. If you are attending an English@Brunel courses that ends in December you will need to secure local off-campus accommodation through Brunel Student Lettings or arrange to stay with a host family.

Students starting English@Brunel course in August

To apply for campus accommodation please complete an online application form.

For this course you must return your course application to the Brunel Language Centre and pay your course deposit and one weeks rent as accommodation deposit before you will be offered campus accommodation. Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by the Accommodation Centre within two working days to confirm your accommodation preference, the cost of your stay, the dates of your booking and further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement.

Do I also need to apply for accommodation from September?

You will be required to submit an application for your studies from September as well as the summer part of your course. To secure a room from September you would need to pay a £350 booking fee. Further details will be provided to you in August.

Students starting English@Brunel course in September

To apply for campus accommodation please complete an online application form.

For this course you must return your course application to the Brunel Language Centre and pay your course deposit and £350 accommodation booking fee before you will be offered campus accommodation.

Please ensure that you hold an Unconditional Firm offer with the University by 30 August 2018 to ensure that you are offered campus accommodation. Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by the Accommodation Centre within two working days to confirm your accommodation preference, the cost of your stay, your booking dates and further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement.

Students starting English@Brunel course in October/January or February

For these courses you will be offered campus accommodation subject to availability. All contracts will run until 10am on either 9 June 2019 or 8 September 2019 depending on the type of room available and the length of course you are studying. To apply for campus accommodation please complete an online application form

For these courses you must return your course application to the Brunel Language Centre and pay your course deposit and £350 accommodation booking fee before you will be offered campus accommodation. 

Any offers of accommodation during term time may also require payment of a proportion of the rent in advance. Details of the amounts would be given at the time of the room offer. Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by the Accommodation Centre within two working days to confirm your accommodation preference, the cost of your stay, your booking dates and further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement.

Students on the Pre-sessional English for LBIC course can apply for campus accommodation providing you hold a conditional offer with LBIC for a course directly after your Pre-sessional course. You can apply for campus accommodation using our online application form.

If you're a current LBIC student and would like to stay for the Summer Vacation you'll also need to apply online (summer application forms are available from April in each session)

September intake

New students joining LBIC for the September intake are guaranteed campus accommodation for the first year of their course. For further information, please see our LBIC Accommodation Flyer.

January, March and May/June intake

Students joining LBIC during term time are not required to pay the accommodation booking fee in advance. Room offers are subject to availability for those joining the January and March intake. Students arriving for the May and June intakes are guarenteed campus accommodation (subject to the usual Accommodation Centre conditions eg no criminal convictions, no outstanding accommodation related charges etc).

To apply for a room you will need to:

    • Have been issued with a 7 digit Brunel ID number
    • Submit an accommodation application online.
    • Ensure you have supplied the Accommodation Centre with your arrival date/time and have confirmed that you have your visa

Once the above is completed and you hold an Unconditional Firm offer on the Brunel University system the Accommodation Centre will contact you with a room offer by phone or email. To secure a room you will be asked to pay the £350 accommodation booking fee and a proportion of the rent in advance, depending on the time of year.

January, March and May/June returning students - Students who joined LBIC for the first time in January, March and May are able to apply for accommodation for the following session beginning in September. Students who wish to apply for accommodation when they return in September will need to apply online and pay the £350 ccommodation booking fee by 31 July 2018. Students who meet the Accommodation Terms and Conditions, such as having no outstanding money to the University and holding a valid course offer for the full academic session, will receive their room offer in August.

July intake

Students joining LBIC during the summer period are not required to pay the accommodation booking fee in advance.

To apply for a room you will need to:

  • Have been issued with a 7 digit Brunel ID number
  • Submit an accommodation application online
  • Ensure you have supplied the Accommodation Centre with your arrival date/time and confirmed you have your visa

Once the above is completed and you hold an Unconditional Firm offer on the Brunel University systemyour details will be added to the waiting list for campus accommodation and a member of staff will be in contact with you. To secure a room when an offer is made you will be asked to pay for the summer period rent in advance.

July returning students - Students who joined LBIC for the first time in July are able to apply for accommodation for the following session beginning in September. Students who wish to apply for accommodation when they return in September will need to apply online and pay the £350 (2018/19) accommodation booking fee by 31 July 2017. Students who meet the Accommodation Terms and Conditions, such as having no outstanding money to the University and holding a valid course offer for the full academic session, will receive their room offer.

Level 2/Returning students

Students who are entering level 2 with Brunel or have already studied for one year with either Brunel and/or LBIC are able to apply for accommodation for the following session but are not guaranteed a room unless they are an International fee paying student (see top of this page). Applications for next session are available from December of each session and are submitted online by a set deadline date which is usually in January.

All other new international students are able to make a preference for accommodation using our online form. This allows you to provide information on what type of room you would like, your email address, mobile number and any other information that may assist us with your allocation. For more information please visit our pages designed for prospective undergraduate and postgraduate students.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Accommodation Centre team.