Accommodation

First-year students are guaranteed a place in student accommodation at the University of Surrey. Our rooms are comfortable, secure and priced to suit different budgets – so you can focus on your studies and enjoy everything that Surrey has to offer.

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The University of Surrey is one of the safest places to live and study, according to a new cost of living report on the top 20 universities in the UK (ranked by The Complete University Guide).

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A space of your own… guaranteed

At Surrey, we offer a variety of good-quality accommodation, with a choice of several different price bands.

Arranged in Courts of Residence (groups of self-catered housing), our campus accommodation has been carefully designed to meet your needs and provide you with a comfortable living space to make your own.

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As a postgraduate student, you'll be guaranteed a place in University housing. All you need to do is apply by 1 August, having formally accepted a place on your course and paid the required portion of your tuition fees.

It’s important to pick a university with great accommodation, and I feel that Surrey’s facilities are fairly priced and of a high standard. The fact that student accommodation is spread out across the two campuses makes the University feel like one big family! There’s always something going on, yet at the same time, there’s also the lake where you can go to if you want some peace and quiet. 

 

Andy Smith, MSc Internet Computing

 

Picturesque surroundings

Our beautiful campus is home to more than 300 different types of trees and over 1,000 different species of flowers.

Accommodation at a glance…

  • Approximately two thirds of our accommodation is on the Stag Hill campus and more than 50 per cent of rooms have en suite shower and toilet facilities.
  • Manor Park is one mile away, 20 minutes’ walk or a short cycle ride – it has over 1,500 en suite rooms, a café and easy access to the Surrey Sports Park
  • Students share a kitchen-dining room, conveniently close to bedrooms
  • Access to inclusive broadband
  • Communal areas with TV room, mail racks and friendly staff
  • All residences are non-smoking
  • Possessions insurance is provided at no additional charge
  • Most accommodation is mixed-sex, but you can choose to live in a single-sex flat if you wish
  • Specially adapted rooms are available for students with physical disabilities, on Stag Hill and Manor Park campuses; please contact Additional Learning Support to discuss your needs
  • Most of our lower cost housing is available at Hazel Farm, based on the outskirts of Guildford, with a free bus pass included in the rent

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How to apply

Applications for accommodation can be made through the Accommodation Services web pages. Please make sure you read the full conditions on how to apply.

Home from home

We have launderettes on all our sites, a post office, bank, bookstore, pharmacy, convenience store and health centre on the Stag Hill campus, and a café-bar on the Manor Park Campus. There is a large Tesco supermarket nearby, with global cuisine and dietary needs catered for by the Students’ Union international food shop. A weekly fruit and vegetable market is held on the Stag Hill campus too.

All campus accommodation has a residential warden service and 24-hour cover from our in-house security team, ensuring that you feel safe and secure. Student mentors are also on hand to help you settle in and keep your social diaries busy.

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