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UCL accommodation overview

A number of different types of accommodation are available to UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate students, including:

  • Hall of Residence, in which meals – usually breakfast and an evening dinner – are included.
  • Student Houses, where students share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare their own meals.
  • Intercollegiate Halls of Residence, these halls are available to students attending any college of the University of London, including UCL. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily and lunch is available at weekends.

Full details of UCL accommodation options are available on the UCL Student Accommodation website.

UCL accommodation applications

Once you have accepted your offer for a place on an UCL UPC course, and paid the course fees, we will send out your student number and details of how to apply for UCL accommodation.

A room in UCL accommodation is guaranteed if you accept your UPC offer of a place on the course, pay the course deposit and submit an accommodation application form before the accommodation application deadline of 31st May. If you apply for accommodation after this time you are still likely be allocated a place in UCL accommodation, but may have to wait until shortly before or after the beginning of the course to find out in which residence you have a room in. If you are applying for accommodation after the 31 May, you may also want to consider alternative accommodation, more information about which will be sent in your offer pack.

Students who wish to obtain private lodgings or flats, and those unable to secure a place in UCL or intercollegiate residence, are also advised to contact the University of London Housing Services, whose work is exclusively in the private sector.

UCL accommodation fees

The fees you pay for your accommodation will vary depending on the location and facilities. The following tables show you the range of fees (minimum to maximum) for the 2017/18 session. Fees for 2018/19 will be set in Spring 2018.

 UCL Student Houses (self-catered)
  Twin room: £102 – £125 per week
  Single room: £135 – £235 per week
 UCL Halls of Residence (catered)
  Twin room: £154 – £166 per week
  Single room: £185 – £222 per week

Accommodation fees include:

  • room rental and use of communal areas
  • gas and electricity charges
  • block insurance policy
  • social events (in residences with a social committee).