Your accommodation is guaranteed
Accommodation is guaranteed if you apply before the deadline. Details will be included in your Joining Instructions or sent by email after your application is accepted.
The University of Leicester provides a range of rooms to cover all types of preferences and budgets. Two major locations are Oadby Student Village, or City Living halls. Students can choose between catered (meal plan) or self-catered halls with kitchens.
Please view the Accommodation Website for a full range of room type options.
Students that apply for accommodation before the deadline will be offered a room, this offer must be accepted or declined by the deadline included in the offer. If a student does not accept the offer before the deadline, the offer may be withdrawn. Please note that a second offer is not guaranteed.
Disability provision is included in University of Leicester halls. Some of our rooms have been adapted to suit a range of needs and will be prioritized for students requiring these provisions. Please contact our Accessability Centre to discuss your options.
All of our rooms are for single occupancy. If you require alternative arrangements you may wish to consider Private Rented Sector accommodation. SULETS is the recommended lettings agency for University of Leicester students looking for private rented accommodation in Leicester city, and is jointly owned and run by the University of Leicester and De Montfort Students' Unions.
If you decide to accept your room offer you will be sent a booking contract from our Accommodation Office. Please refer to this contract for the cost, duration, and other things that are or are not included in your booking. Depending on your room type your booking may end when your study programme does (catered), or it may continue until the end of the semester/ year (self-catered).
International Welcome Week
Students that choose to participate in the Welcome Week programme in September will need to request, and purchase, early arrival accommodation in advance. This will become an option only after you hold a booking for term time accommodation. Wherever possible our accommodation office will attempt to place you in the same room, however it may be necessary for you to stay in a different hall for the welcome week.
The Oadby Student Village
This location is popular with undergraduate students, and has a vibrant student lifestyle. Most, but not all, of the rooms are catered (meal plan). Often groups will organize hall focused activities and students are encouraged to participate. This is a great way to meet other students and make friends.
Halls in this location range from Edwardian houses to modern designs. The Oadby Botanical Garden is located next to the halls, and students are welcome to walk through on their way to class, or spend some time on the grounds studying.
Oadby is 30 minutes walk from the main campus. There is a large supermarket, and local shops and cafes. Students choose to walk, bike, or take one of the many buses connecting the locations. The Arriva 80 bus route includes the Oadby Student Village, main campus, and the city centre. A large 24-hour secure underground bike store is located just in front of the Library. Other students prefer to walk.
Most of the City Living halls are self-catered, and students should include an extra budget for food costs. A large supermarket is located near most halls, and there are other shops and delis closer to the city centre. As these halls are located closer to the city centre, they are also within range of a variety of stores, restaurants, and pubs.
How to apply: Information on how to apply will be included in your Joining Instructions booklet. Students will not be able to apply for accommodation until they receive an unconditional study offer from the University. Students joining us for only one semester (Fall or Spring) must include their programme dates in the notes section of the accommodation form.
Something to remember
If you are coming to Leicester for Semester Two and choose catered accommodation, you will be required to move out of your room during the Easter break. Vacation accommodation is available at an additional cost. Full Year students staying in catered accommodation will also need to apply for vacation accommodation during the Christmas and Easter holidays.
- Accommodation Office Website - See for more details about the type of accommodation and facilities available. Please be aware that costs and residence periods may be different for students on the Study Abroad Programme.