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Accommodation for couples and students with children

If you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student and you're bringing your partner or children to Southampton with you, we might be able to offer you family accommodation in one of our flats or houses.

We have accommodation for couples, couples with 1 child, and single parents with 1 child.


University flats for couples

If you have a partner we might be able to offer you a 1-bedroom flat in:

University flats for parents

If you have 1 child aged under 12 months we may also be able to offer you a 1-bedroom flat in these same halls.

We also have a small number of 2-bedroom flats in City Gateway for students with 1 child.

Typical furniture and features

Our flats usually contain:

  • bedroom with either a single or double bed
  • desk and chair
  • shelving and storage space
  • wardrobe
  • en suite bathroom
  • kitchenette with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and sink


Our accommodation fees and contracts page gives details on the current costs for our flats.

Apply for a flat

When you apply for accommodation you’ll need to tell us that you’re part of a couple or have a single child. You’ll then be able to choose an available flat.

Apply for a flat


The University owns around 30 houses available to let near Highfield Campus.


You can apply for accommodation in one of our houses if you are coming to Southampton with your children. We prioritise applications from international students from outside the EU.

Most of our houses are suitable for families with up to 3 children, aged up to 16 years. If you have more than 3 children you are welcome to apply, but we have limited properties suitable for larger families.

Location, furniture and features

Our houses are mostly 3-bedroom properties near Hartley Avenue and Chamberlain Road. They include beds, furniture and white goods. They also include either on or off-road parking.


We offer these houses on an assured shorthold tenancy, usually starting in September and running for 12 months. Housing charity Shelter offers more information on assured shorthold tenancies.

Rent is typically around £980 per month, but the exact figure will depend on which property you live in. We’ll tell you the cost of your rent when we offer you a house.

You'll pay your rent monthly by setting up a recurring card payment through our online system.

You will have to pay a deposit of 1 month's rent when you sign the tenancy agreement. This will be held in a deposit protection scheme.


We currently have a small number of vacancies in our houses suitable for accommodating couples and families.

Current availability is limited and securing a flat is not guaranteed. Offers are made on a first-come, first-served basis; and only once you have an Unconditional Firm offer to study at the University of Southampton.

Apply for a house

You must use our online form to request family accommodation in one of our houses. We will assess suitability of our properties and let you know if we have anything available within 14 days of your form being submitted.

Request family accommodation

Need advice?

Contact us

Talk to us, we're happy to help.
Student Hub, Building 37, Highfield Campus SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
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