The University of Bristol has a wide range of accommodation available for students. From large halls of residence to smaller flats and shared houses. We can also help you find accommodation in the private sector. International students are guaranteed an offer of accommodation as long as applications are received before the given deadline.

Applications for postgraduate accommodation opens from Monday 11 April 2016 at 11am. Please complete the online application form once you have received and accepted an offer on your chosen MSc programme.

The University of Bristol guarantees finding university accommodation for international students  if you apply by 1st August 2016. If you are a Home or EU student we would also recommend applying by the end July as offers of accommodation will be made from early August on a first come-first served basis.

When you receive your accommodation offer, you will need to accept it and pay a deposit or reservation fee within 7 days.

Sponsored students whose sponsor will be paying for their accommodation will need to submit a copy of their sponsorship letter to the accommodation office ( on receipt of their accommodation offer.

If you would like to find privately rented accommodation please visit the Accommodation Office website:

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Accommodation for pre-sessional English language students

If you are attending our pre-sessional English language course, we will provide self-catered accommodation with other students on your course. Your accommodation fee will include a bedding pack which you will keep when you move into your postgraduate accommodation.

Special requirements

Accommodation is available for students with disabilities or health needs, for mature students, and for students with special requirements due to cultural or religious reasons. Please see our website ( or contact the Accommodation Office for further information.

Arrival Packs

So you don’t need to travel with everything you might need for your accommodation, you can order arrival packs for your university accommodation online. You can choose from bedding, kitchen and cleaning packs to help your arrival to Bristol run smoothly.

For any questions regarding accommodation, please contact the Accommodation Office.

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