A number of different types of accommodation are available to CLIE students, including:
- Student Houses - students share kitchen facilities (cooker, refrigerator, freezer and microwave) to prepare their own meals.
- Hall of Residence - meals (usually breakfast and an evening dinner) are included.
- 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.
The majority of UCL accommodation is within 10–30 minutes’ walk of the main campus.
Full details of UCL accommodation options are available on the UCL Student Accommodation website.
Those 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.
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 2018/19 session. Fees for 2019/20 will be published in spring 2019.
|UCL Student Houses (self-catered)|
|Twin room: £98 – £149 per week|
|Single room: £138 – £284 per week|
|UCL Halls of Residence (catered)|
|Twin room: £149 – £162 per week|
|Single room: £181 – £236 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).
Applying for accommodation
The accommodation application process can vary depending on which course you are applying for. Please see below for information by course.
- Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPC)
Once you have accepted your offer for a place on an UCL UPC course, and paid the course fees, we will issue 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.
- International Pre-Master's (IPM)
For students who have applied to start the International Pre-Master's in September, a room in UCL accommodation is guaranteed if the student has accepted their offer of a place on the course and submitted an accommodation application form before the accommodation application deadline of 31st May. Students who apply after this time are still likely be allocated a place in UCL accommodation, but may have to wait until shortly after the beginning of the course to find out in which residence they have a room. If you are applying after the 31 May, you may also want to consider alternative accommodation, more information about which will be sent in your offer pack.
International Pre-Master's students starting their course in January are advised to apply for accommodation at the same time as they accept their offer on the course. There is no formal deadline for applications for accommodation from January to June.
- Pre-Master's Certificate in Architecture (PreMArch)
Pre-Master’s Certificate in Architecture offer holders are advised to apply for accommodation at the same time as they accept their offer of a place on the course. There is no formal deadline for applications for accommodation from January to June.
Students may also want to consider alternative accommodation, more information about which will be sent in your offer pack.
- Pre-sessional English Courses
CLIE Pre-sessional students can apply for accommodation at UCL when application for Summer Residence opens. Summer Residence covers the period June to September and normally opens in March each year. Over the summer, catered residences are often offered only on a self-catering basis. Students on the 18-week Pre-sessional English Course, applying for accommodation, will need to make 2 separate applications, one for the period April to June, the second from June to September.