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International students

We have over 4,500 modern, comfortable and safe rooms and 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 1 September will be accommodated on campus. If you apply for accommodation after 1 September, 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.

All of our halls of residence are only 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. 

Accommodation Services 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: 18 September 2016 – 10.00 am on 3 January 2017
Contract 2: 18 September 2016 – 10.00 am on 11 June 2017
Contract 3: 18 September 2016 – 10.00 am on 10 September 2017
Contract 4: From January 2017 onwards – 10.00 am on 11 June 2017
Contract 5: From January 2017 onwards – 10.00 am on 10 September 2017

If you are attending the Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF) programme please click here for more information.

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 (2016/17). 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 Exchange and Study Abroad Manager at Brunel University. Exchange students can also visit the Exchange & Study Abroad website for more information.

We also offer accommodation on campus during the Summer Vacation period between 10 June 2016 and 10am 4 September 2016. The minimum stay is one week, and you can apply online from April 2016.

If your stay falls outside the available periods you may need to consider off-campus options or a home stay - Brunel International may be able to assist you in arranging this.

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(2015/16 rate) Standard Room(2015/16 rate) 
Course 3: 12 weeks 7 June to 10am on 4 September 2016  £1,683.88  £1,321.65
Course 4: 10 weeks 21 June to 10am on 4 September 2016  £1,419.00  £1,113.75
Course 5:
8 weeks
5 July to 10am on 4 September 2016  £1,154.12  £905.85
Course 6:
6 weeks
19 July to 10am on 4 September 2016  £889.24  £697.95
Course 7:
4 weeks
2 August to 10am on 4 September 2016  £624.36  £490.05

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 IPLC and also pay your course deposit and £350 accommodation booking fee  (one weeks rent for students joining their course during the summer months) before you will be offered campus accommodation. Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by Accommodation Services within two working days to confirm your accommodation preference, the cost of your stay (your £350 booking fee or one weeks rent will go towards this cost), the dates of your booking and further details of when to expect your Licence Agreement.

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 our Brunel Student Homes 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 Accommodation Services 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 (2016/17). 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 (2016/17) accommodation booking fee before you will be offered campus accommodation.

Please ensure that you hold an Unconditional Firm offer with the University by 1 September to ensure that you are offered campus accommodation. Once you have applied for accommodation you will be contacted by Accommodation Services 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 11 June 2017 or 10 September 2017 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 2016/17 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 Accommodation Services 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

To apply for a room you will need to:

  • Submit an accommodation application online by the 1 September.
  • Ensure you have supplied Accommodation Services with your arrival date/time and have confirmed that you have your visa.
  • Hold an Unconditional Firm offer on your course by the 1 September.
  • Payment of the £350 booking fee (2016/17) is not required until you are offered a room. You will be asked to pay the booking fee online when you accept your room offer. All payments must be made direct to Brunel University. Payments can be made online or over the phone to the Cash Office on +44 (0)1895 265264.

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 during term time.

To apply for a room you will need to:

  • Submit an application online
  • Ensure you have supplied Accommodation Services with you arrival date/time and confirmed you have your visa
  • Hold an Unconditional Firm offer on your course

Once the above is completed Accommodation Services 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 (2015/16) and a proportion of the rent in advance, depending on the time of year.

January, March and May 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 (2016/17) accommodation booking fee by 31 July 2016. 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:

  • Submit an accommodation application online
  • Ensure you have supplied Accommodation Services with your arrival date/time and confirmed you have your visa
  • Hold an Unconditional Firm offer on your course

Once the above is completed your 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 (2016/17) accommodation booking fee by 31 July 2016. 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. 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.

If you are attending the Ciência sem Fronteiras - Reino Unido (CsF) programme please click here for more information.

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 Services team.