How to apply (postgraduates and researchers)
Both the Accommodation Office and the Housing Office will give you every assistance to find suitable accommodation either in the University residences or locally, off campus.
You must make sure you have arranged somewhere to live or at least have temporary accommodation before leaving home. Students who do not do this run the risk of arriving at Brunel with nowhere to live.
If you need to apply for a visa, ensure you allow sufficient time for the British Embassy to process your application. Failure to do so may result in late arrival and losing your room on campus.
How to apply
To apply for a room in Brunel's halls of residence you will need to submit an application form online. Prior to the allocation period later in the year (normally in January), we will send you a letter or email requesting that you complete an online application form. This form will allow you to indicate a preference for either an en suite or a standard room, supply a mobile number for SMS (text messaging) and provide a contact email address. Please note that we are unable to guarantee preferences, but the information supplied will help the Accommodation Office complete the allocation process.
If you need to apply for a visa, please ensure that you allow sufficient time for the British Embassy to process your application. Failure to do so may result in late arrival and losing your room.
How much does campus accommodation cost?
The rents for 2012/13 are as follows:
|Residence||Cost (per week)|
|Saltash, Chepstow and Clifton Halls (standard)||£94.01|
|Mill Hall (corridor layout en suite)||£117.74|
|Faraday, Fleming, Galbraith Halls, Bishop Complex, Lancaster
Complex and Isambard Complex (flat layout en suite)
|Studio Flats for Co-habiting Couples - Isambard Complex||£180.04|
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.
If you are an exchange, pre-sessional or English@Brunel student, please see the information for prospective international students for details of how to apply.
All the University's residences are self-catering and rooms are reserved specifically for full-time postgraduate and research students. Students who have applied, met their conditions and confirmed their acceptance of an offer by 1 September will be accommodated on campus. In previous years students who applied later in the summer have also been allocated, but for these students accommodation is subject to availability.
When you are offered a room you will be asked to sign/accept a Tenancy Agreement and pay a £400 (2013/14) deposit to confirm the booking. If your preferred room type is not available you will be offered an alternative, if possible.
Rooms are allocated from the weekend prior to the start of the Autumn term until two weeks before the beginning of the following year's session, which is usually the first week in September. If you need accommodation beyond this date you must make your own arrangements.
The Housing Office keeps a register of off-campus accommodation, and you should contact them directly for advice and assistance. Students with families are strongly advised to travel by themselves and to secure their accommodation first before their families join them.