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Studio flats

We have 116 studio flats on campus.

Our studio flats are available for full time students who are enrolled on their course for the whole academic year. Your partner must live with you in the studio flat for the duration of your Licence Agreement. If you are assigned a studio flat but your partner isn’t living with you on a full time basis you’ll be offered a single room on campus.

Please contact the Accommodation Centre if your circumstances change whilst living in a studio flat.

Couples, irrespective of their sexual orientation, may apply for this accommodation provided they are married or in a long-term stable relationship.

There is no family accommodation available. Students with children/dependants cannot live in the studio flats. When both partners are registered students of the University, each may qualify for occupancy of a studio flat in their own right.

Applying for studio accommodation

To apply for session 2017/18:

  • Submit an online application form and pay the £450 booking fee by the 31 July 2017.
  • Applications for 2018/19 will be available from December 2017.

To add your details to the waiting list for session 2016/17 please submit an online application form.

Evidence of relationship - must be submitted by the deadline date

  • If you are married or in a civil partnership you are required to provide a marriage or civil partnership certificate together with a translation, if applicable.
  • If you are in a long-term stable relationship you’ll need to provide supporting evidence of your relationship. A letter or email from a professional body, such as doctor, landlord and your department/school, will be accepted. Download the Supporting Evidence of Relationship Form (80kb).
  • Please email your certificate/form 

If you have previously stayed in a campus studio flat with us and your partner’s details have remained the same, you are not required to resubmit your evidence of relationship.

Partner Confirmation - must be submitted by the deadline date

Your partner is also required to confirm to the Accommodation Centres that s/he is aware that their details have been placed on the Studio Flat application. Your partner can confirm this by email to the Accommodation Centre.

If you have previously stayed in a campus studio flat with us and your partner’s details have remained the same you are not required to resubmit your partner confirmation.


During August you will be notified if you are provisionally allocated to a studio flat. After you've met your course requirements and accepted your course offer, the provisional allocation becomes your formal allocation.

Priority is given to first year full time postgraduate students and full time research students followed by 4th year final year undergraduate and 3rd year final year undergraduate students. Other undergraduate students are also invited to apply but offers of accommodation are subject to availability.

Offers of accommodation, formal or otherwise, are provisional and subject to the clearance of all money owing to the University up to and including the end of the Summer Vacation.

After the application deadline students can put their names down for the waiting list.

Rent for studio flats

The rents for 2016/17 are as follows:

Cost of accommodation
ResidenceCost (per week)
Studio Flats for Co-habiting Couples - Isambard Complex £206.15
Studio Flats for Co-habiting Couples - Faraday Flat £242.55

Please note: All information contained in these pages has been checked and is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change at any time. The University reserves the right to alter its Accommodation Policy at any time that it considers appropriate.

Rents for session 2017/18 will be set by July 2017.