University of Surrey Accommodation

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University of Surrey Accommodation

University of Surrey Accommodation



Our accommodation

We have more than 5,000 rooms of various types to suit all budgets. All our courts, as we call the halls of residence at Surrey, are self-catering with shared kitchen facilities, except for the studio flats (band F) at Manor Park.

Almost all rooms are single, although we also have 86 split-level shared rooms (called duplex rooms) in Stag Hill Court, and 40 studio flats at Manor Park that are suitable for couples.

Room types

Rooms are banded from A to E according to price and amenities, we also have family flats, rooms for staff members and guest rooms for visitors.

Applicants may indicate their preferred band and campus of rooms, but should be aware that these are preferences only and we cannot guarantee to allocate exactly what has been indicated. Find out how to apply.

Band A: budget rooms

Our Band A accommodation consists of budget rooms on Stag Hill campus and Hazel Farm.

Band B: basic single rooms

Our Band B accommodation consists of basic single rooms on Stag Hill campus and Hazel Farm.

Band C: standard single rooms

Our Band C accommodation consists of standard single rooms on Stag Hill campus.

Band D: en-suite rooms

Our Band D accommodation consists of en-suite rooms on Manor Park and Stag Hill campus.

Band E: enhanced en-suite rooms

Our Band E accommodation consists of enhanced en-suite rooms at Manor Park and Stag Hill campus.

Band F: studio flats

Our band F accommodation consists of studio flats at Manor Park campus.

Virtual tour and videos

Explore our virtual tours and videos to get a feel for our accommodation.

Accessible or adapted rooms

We have a number of rooms that have been adapted to meet the requirements of students with disabilities, such as wheelchair accessibility or deaf adaptations. If you would like details of what support or adaptations are available, please contact the Additional Learning Support department to discuss your needs.

What you can expect

  • All rooms have broadband service and personal belongings insurance included in the rent.
  • All rooms are equipped with a bed, desk and chair, reading lamp, bookshelf and storage for clothes. No bedding is supplied. If you would like to purchase a bed-pack, please look in the Online Shop.
  • All kitchens are equipped with cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. Cutlery, crockery, saucepans and containers for separating residents’ food in fridges are not supplied.
  • All courts are served by reception buildings where residents collect room keys and their mail.
  • All courts, except Bellerby Court, have a communal television room.
  • Rooms are allocated according to term dates; for undergraduates this is usually about 38 weeks, or about 50 weeks for postgraduates.
  • Different categories of students are usually placed in different buildings/flats within each court (for example first-year undergraduates would normally be housed with other first-year undergraduates).
  • Most flats are mixed gender but we do have single-sex flats in most courts. In those flats residents are not permitted to have visitors of the opposite sex after 10pm.
  • All communal areas and bedrooms are non-smoking.

DisabledGo access guides

Surrey works with DisabledGo to provide detailed accessibility information about all of the university’s campuses, buildings and facilities. All our accommodation access guides are available on the DisabledGo website.

Applying for accommodation

Information to read and consider before you apply for accommodation at the University of Surrey.

Before you apply

Please read the allocation policy for full details before applying.

Undergraduate students

  • Undergraduate students new to the University of Surrey are guaranteed a place in accommodation, provided they have applied for accommodation by 25 July 2017 and met the conditions of their formal academic offer by 25 August 2017.
  • Accommodation is not guaranteed for any applications received after the above specified deadline.
  • Any remaining accommodation not allocated to the above group, will be prioritised for undergraduate students who meet the conditions of their formal academic offer and held the University of Surrey as their insurance choice.
  • Applications are welcomed from undergraduate students joining the University of Surrey through Adjustment and Clearing 2017, however accommodation isn’t guaranteed.
  • Private sector housing in Guildford is available for undergraduate students and provides a suitable option for applicants who aren’t guaranteed on-campus accommodation. Guidance and support is available for private sector housing through University of Surrey Lettings.

Postgraduate students

  • New postgraduate students need to apply for accommodation and have met their conditions by the 1 August 2017.

Allocation policy and process

Find out who is eligible for accommodation and when to apply.

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Accommodation requirements

Find out how to let us know if you have any specific accommodation requirements.

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How to apply

If you wish to apply, please ensure to read through the following before making your application for accommodation, since they form an important part of your contract with the University.

How to apply: students

How to apply if you are a new or continuing student at the University.

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How to apply: staff

How to apply if you are a member of staff at the University.

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After you have received your room allocation

Our rooms are in use most of the time throughout the year, so we cannot guarantee that your allocated accommodation will be available before the start date on your allocation letter.

Read more about how to prepare for your arrival.


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