UCL accommodation provides a comfortable space and lively community for you to call home.

If you meet our eligibility criteria, we prioritise you for accommodation in your first year

At UCL, we will prioritise you for accommodation in your first year, regardless of where you currently live, as long as:

  • you will be a single, first-year undergraduate,
  • you have chosen UCL as your firm choice through UCAS by the deadline (currently 10 June of the cycle in which you applied),
  • you submit your housing application online by the deadline (currently 10 June of the year of entry),
  • you have not previously lived in London (inside the M25 motorway) while studying at a university or higher education institution. (This does not include attending school in London.)

In addition, we guarantee students who are care leavers a residential place for the duration of their degree programme.

Find the right type of accommodation for you

The fees you pay will vary depending on location and facilities. There are two types of accommodation available.

Meal options at UCL catered student accommodation.

UCL catered accommodation

Catered accommodation includes breakfast and an evening dinner from Monday to Friday and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. You also have access to a small kitchen to prepare meals outside of these times. 

We offer catered accommodation in our own Halls of Residence and in several Intercollegiate Halls open to students attending any college of the University of London.

Two students cook a meal in Astor College student accommodation flat.

UCL self-catered accommodation

Self-catered accommodation provides shared kitchen facilities where you prepare your own meals. Flats are equipped with a cooker, refrigerator, freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave. 

Our accommodation fees

UCL Accommodation fees include room rental and the following:

  • Use of communal areas
  • Maintenance within your Hall
  • Cleaning of shraed bathrooms, kitchens and communal areas
  • Utility charges, including Wi-Fi 
  • Basic contents insurance
  • 24/7 support

All UCL accommodation is offered for 39 weeks and is located in central London, Zones 1 or 2 of London's public transport network. 

Each of our sites has experienced and knowledgeable managers, hall teams and Student Residence Advisers (SRAs) available to help you throughout your time in UCL accommodation. Their responsibilities range from well-being to out-of-hours support to ensuring you have an exceptional student experience. 

All UCL accommodation has secure access, as your safety and well-being is our main priority.

Find a private provider

As the demand for accommodation exceeds the capacity of our own properties, we have partnered with strategic private providers and secured offers exclusively for UCL students. 

Accommodation for students with additional requirements

UCL Accommodation welcomes and supports applications from students with additional requirements. We will work with individuals to ensure they are allocated rooms that meet their needs.

This can include:

  • Students with disabilities and health conditions
  • Students that are care experienced or estranged. We will provide 365-day accommodation in the first year and, if needed, for subsequent years of study.

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