Centre for Biological Sciences


The University offers more than 5,000 places in 20 halls of residence and is one of the largest providers of accommodation to students in the UK.

The University has 20 halls

Choose from self-catered or catered, many with en-suite facilities

The University has 20 halls

We offer full-time registered undergraduate and international postgraduate students a place in halls during their first year of study. All of our halls offer high quality accommodation in a safe, friendly and diverse environment with excellent facilities:

  • Self-catered halls with well-equipped communal kitchens, or part-catered accommodation with 10 meals provided throughout the week, plus some meals at weekends.
  • All halls have a variety of common rooms and various facilities, which may include a library, music room, TV and games rooms and a computer room. Some halls have sports facilities, all have launderettes and many have bars and other social facilities.
  • All halls have food shops nearby.
  • Junior Common Room (JCR) committee and organised social and sporting events in every hall.
  • Many of the halls offer a range of rooms, including en-suite rooms.
  • Southampton halls are connected to campuses and the city centre by the fast, frequent uni-link bus service.
  • A Residence Support Service on hand for advice and guidance from 6pm to 8am every night of the year.

Explore our accommodation

You can take a tour of our halls of residences by attending a University Open Day.

Using our Virtual Open Day you can explore our accommodation from wherever you are. Take a look around the different types of rooms, such as non-en suite en suite, as well as the kitchens and common rooms. You can also visit facilities such as gyms, laundry rooms and restaurants in the catered halls.

UK students

If you are a full-time, registered* undergraduate student we will offer you a place in halls during your first year of study, providing you meet the following criteria:

  • You normally live outside the Southampton city boundaries.
  • Your application is received by 1 August in the year in which your studies commence.
  • You are unaccompanied - you do not bring any dependants, such as a partner or children.

International students

If you are a non-EU international undergraduate student commencing study before 2013/14, you are guaranteed an offer of accommodation for the duration of your studies in Southampton. You will need to apply by 1 August in the year in which your course begin, and before the start of the second semester in the following years.

If you are a non-EU international undergraduate student commencing study in 2013 or later, you are guaranteed accommodation for the full duration of your studies. The deadline for applications is August 1st.

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*Full-time and studying for a complete academic year