OS Students at UCL
Places in UCL student accommodation are allocated by the UCL Student Residences team. UCL guarantees accommodation to those undergraduate students who meet all of the following criteria:
- They are studying full-time for a full academic year
- They complete and return their housing application forms no later than 31st May (undergraduates) of the year in which they intend to start.
- They have received and firmly accepted an offer of a place at UCL, conditional or unconditional, by 31st May (undergraduates) of the year in which they intend to start.
- They have spent no previous time attending an institution of higher education in London.
Those who have firmly accepted the offer of a place at UCL should return their completed application form (available from the UCL Student Residences website) to:
UCL Student Residences
University College London
117 Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT
Students are usually informed in late-August to early-September whether or not their application for UCL accommodation has been successful. For more information about the student residences and how to complete the application form, please visit the student accommodation website or contact UCL Student Residences at email@example.com.
Although every effort will be made to house those international students who fall outside of these criteria, we regret that we are unable to make a guarantee of a place in a UCL student residence. Those students should therefore be prepared to make their own accommodation arrangements in the event that we are unable to house them. The University of London Housing Services can assist you in finding accommodation in the private sector and we strongly advise you to make early contact with this office.
Short Stay Accommodation
The following addresses in London may be able to provide you with short-term accommodation while you look for a house or flat.
Indian Student YMCA
Large modern hostel for both men and women from any country.
Special UCL student rate – quote UCL offer when making contact.
Non-UCL Student Residences
International Students House
Two student residences both close to Regent’s Park.
Private student residence in Islington.
Private student residences.
UNITE Student Accommodation
Private student residences in London.
Short and long-stay residence for graduate students only.
Student residence for women aged 18-25.
Victoria League Student House
Residence for students from commonwealth and former commonwealth countries aged 18-30.
Catered student residence for men run by lay members of the Catholic Church but open to students of all faiths.
For students of the University of London, run by the Catholic Chaplaincy.
Servite Houses: Goldsmiths House
Students residence for women. Short or long stays.
Residence for graduates and their families.
Zebra Housing Association
Student residences for international students.
International Lutheran Student Centre
Multi-faith residence for international students.
Two student residences for orthodox Jewish students.
Private flats, houses, and shared accommodation
Many students in London choose to rent a room in a shared flat or house. Rent can be anything from £70 - £150 per week and you will usually be asked to pay one month’s rent in advance as well as a deposit of one month’s rent. Be sure that you sign a contract with your landlord before you hand over any money. If you do not understand your contract, or if you would like someone to check it, please contact University of London Housing Services.
The following links may be useful when looking for accommodation:
Try also buying the Loot magazine, available in most newsagents.
Page last modified on 28 feb 13 11:00