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Accommodation and costs

Located in the heart of London, UCL offers you the best in academic and cultural life both within and beyond the university.

Accommodation

If you wish to apply for student accommodation provided by UCL, you must apply by 30th June in the year of entry. 

The information on this page provides a brief overview of UCL's student accommodation provision. Our dedicated Student Accommodation website provides more comprehensive information about individual residences, their facilities and fees. University of London Housing Services (ULHS) are also available to provide advice about finding private accommodation in London.

Accommodation types

We have Halls of Residence, in which meals – usually breakfast and an evening dinner – are included.

We also have Student Houses, where you will share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare your own meals. 

All our residences offer you:

  • a study-bedroom equipped with a bed, desk/table, desk chair and wardrobe;
  • access to a launderette.

In addition, most of our residences provide wired connection points to the UCL network from study-bedrooms and have on-site or shared facilities such as a TV lounge, computer room and bicycle racks.

Some of our self-catered residences provide shared study-bedrooms (for two students). Sharing a room is very cost-effective, with shared room rates lower than single room rates, and it’s a good way to make new friends on arrival.

Costs

Our 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).

The fees you pay for your accommodation will vary depending on its location and facilities.

Dining room at Ramsay Hall, one of UCL's Hall of Residence