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Your Accommodation

When you are choosing a university, the choice, quality, location and cost of accommodation on offer will be important factors to help you make your final decision. Our Accommodation Office will help you find the right place to live, on or off campus, at affordable rents, throughout your time at the University of Surrey.

Guaranteed accommodation

All first-year students are normally guaranteed a place in University accommodation. Living on campus is a great way to meet new people and find your feet. Our students find it easy to settle in when they first move to the University, and we do everything we can to make sure you feel at home.

Our accommodation is arranged in groups of self-catered housing called Courts of Residence and has been designed to meet your needs and provide you with a living space to make your own.

A Place To Be Proud Of

Our accommodation has the fixtures, fittings and appliances to make it feel like home:

Residential Facilities

All University student bedrooms have unlimited, free broadband and a telephone direct dial service is available.

To help with day-to-day living, there are modern laundrettes, a post office, bank, bookshop, grocery store and newsagent on the Stag Hill campus close to student residences. Large supermarkets and a halal grocery store are nearby and a weekly fruit and vegetable market is held on campus.

Manor Park

A major expansion of our campus facilities is taking place at Manor Park. The most significant development in the University's history since it was relocated to Guildford over 40 years ago, the site provides a unique opportunity to create a truly world-class environment for students of the twenty-first century.

Already home to our stunning new Postgraduate Medical School building, the first phase of the residential developments opened in September 2006. Designed as a car-free village, the Manor Park residences will offer over 900 en suite rooms by 2009 and have already greatly enhanced the student experience at Surrey.

More academic and residential facilities are on the way, and plans are well underway for the development of first-class sporting facilities that will enable students to get the best from their time here at Surrey.

Accommodation Throughout Your Degree

Most second-year UK/EU students find their own place to live in the Guildford area, and help and support can be provided by our experienced Accommodation Office staff. The University also owns and rents property in the area.

Overseas undergraduates are normally offered a place in University accommodation for the duration of their courses.

Our accommodation policy is reviewed annually and may be subject to change

All final-year students* can apply for a place in a University residence. The numbers housed vary from year to year depending on the current allocation policy and demand for places. Preference is given to students who are away from Guildford on student placements during their third year.

* Students on five-year MEng/MPhys programmes are normally eligible to apply in their fourth year.

Accommodation for couples and families

Flats and houses are available on campus, at Hazel Farm and at Manor Park. Please see the Accommodation Office web pages for more information.

Accommodation for students with disabilities

Specially adapted rooms are available for students with physical impairments. Please see the Accommodation Office web pages for more information.

Rooms to suit any budget

Accommodation at Surrey is reasonably priced. In 2008-09 rents will range from £54 to £99 per week. There is a variety of housing in the Guildford area let privately or through the University's own Property Management Scheme. Rents start at about £70 to £85 per week.

Flexible payments

Rent can be paid either in a single lump sum or monthly by direct debit, which you can set up online.


Surrey Facts

  • All first-year students are normally guaranteed University accommodation
  • All unaccompanied overseas students are guaranteed University accommodation for the normal duration of their course
  • All student rooms have a free, unlimited broadband service

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