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Student accommodation fees and contracts

Here you can find our student accommodation fees for the 2024/25 academic year. For previous year's fees, visit the accommodation portal.

Contracts

You’ll sign a contract with us when you accept a room in our halls of residence.

We offer three different contract lengths:  38 week, 41 week or 51 weeks. Some contract lengths are only available for certain rooms or halls. Your contract options will be shown to you when you apply for accommodation.

Our contract dates for 2024-25 are:

UK students

  • 38 week – 21 September 2024 to 14 June 2025 (266 days in total) 
  • 41 week – Mayflower - 19 September 2024 to 3 July 2025 (287 days in total) 
  • 41 week – City Gateway - 20 September 2024 to 4 July 2025 (287 days in total) 
  • 41 week – All other halls - 21 September 2024 to 5 July 2025 (287 days in total)   
  • 51 week – 19 September 2024 to 11 September 2025 (359 days in total) 

International students

  • 38 week – 19 September 2024 to 12 June 2025 (266 days in total) 
  • 41 week – 19 September 2024 to 3 July 2025 (287 days in total)   
  • 51 week – 19 September 2024 to 11 September 2025 (359 days in total) 

Pro-rated costs for total number of days 

Please be aware that the actual contract lengths in days are shown above and will be charged for on a pro-rated basis for partial weeks. 

For example, our 41 week contract is 287 days. Therefore, a standard en suite room in Wessex Lane would cost £179.97 per week, divided by 7 days = £25.71 per day, multiplied by 287 days = £7,378.77. 

Most undergraduates need a 38 or 41 week contract, and most postgraduates need a 51 week contract. You cannot change to a shorter contract after you accept your accommodation offer. You can book summer accommodation with us if you need to stay longer. 

Fees

Self-catered rooms

If you live in a self-catered room, you'll be responsible for preparing all your own meals.

Archers Road

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard en-suite room£162.1238 weeks, 41 weeks

City Gateway

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Enhanced plus shared apartment£194.2551 weeks
Standard en-suite room£198.5241 weeks, 51 weeks
Enhanced studio flat£251.2351 weeks
1 bed flat for couples£301.0051 weeks

Glen Eyre

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard shared bathroom£135.0341 weeks, 51 weeks
Enhanced shared bathroom£162.1241 weeks
Enhanced plus shared bathroom£179.9741 weeks, 51 weeks
Standard en-suite room£198.5241 weeks, 51 weeks
Enhanced plus en-suite room£214.2740 weeks
Standard studio flat£239.3351 weeks
Enhanced studio flat£251.2351 weeks
1 bed flat for couples £262.9951 weeks

Highfield Hall

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard studio flat£239.3341 weeks

Mayflower

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard en-suite room£201.4641 weeks, 51 weeks
Enhanced plus en-suite room£217.2141 weeks, 51 weeks
Standard studio flat£242.2751 weeks
Enhanced studio flat£254.1751 weeks
1 bed flat for couples £303.9451 weeks

Wessex Lane

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard shared bathroom£135.0341 weeks, 51 weeks
Enhanced plus shared bathroom£179.9741 weeks
Standard en-suite room£179.9741 weeks
Enhanced en-suite room£198.5238 weeks
Standard studio flat£239.3341 weeks

Erasmus Park

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard en-suite room£153.9341 weeks, 51 weeks

Part-catered rooms

If you live in a part-catered room, breakfast and a main meal will be provided on weekdays during term time. Brunch is also provided on Saturdays, and lunch is provided on Sundays.

Part-catering can cater for specific dietary preferences and daily provide a range of gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and halal options.

Highfield Hall

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard shared bathroom with washbasin £201.1141 weeks
Standard en-suite room£227.0141 weeks

Private partner halls

Lucia Foster Welch

Accommodation contracts for Lucia Foster Welch are with Every Student.

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard shared bathroom with washbasin£131.1942 weeks

42 week contract from 21 September 2024 to 12 July 2025

Orion Point

Accommodation contracts for Orion Point are with Unite Students. 

You will need to pay £350 as an advanced rent for Unite rooms.

Room typeWeekly costAvailable contracts
Standard (classic) en-suite room£163.5451 week
Enhanced (premium) en-suite room£173.5451 week

51 week contract from 14 September 2024 to 6 September 2025

Paying your fees

You’ll pay for your accommodation in instalments. These are charged at the start of each term.

The 2024/25 payment dates will be;

  • 7 October 2024
  • 6 January 2025
  • 28 April 2025
  • 1 July 2025*

*51 week contracts only

Included in your fees

Your accommodation fees include:

  • all your utility bills (gas, electricity, water)
  • wi-fi and high-speed internet connection
  • Unilink bus pass for University-owned halls in Southampton
  • laundry contributions
  • 24-hour support and services
  • 24-hour security
  • on-site facilities, including common rooms and communal computers
  • contents insurance

Insurance for your belongings

Your accommodation fees include contents insurance. You can find out what’s included on our insurance provider’s website.

You’ll need to arrange your own insurance for any items not covered by this comprehensive policy.

Things to bring with you

You can find out what furniture your room will have, and what kitchen or kitchenette facilities you’ll share on your hall page. We also have an information page about what items to bring to University.

Help paying for accommodation

Student loans can include a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan to help you pay for university accommodation and your living costs. 

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply for a maintenance loan on our student loans page.

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