Your accommodation is guaranteed

John Foster buildingChoose from catered (includes 14 meals a week) or self-catered, shared or single rooms, with or without private bathroom.

Accommodation is guaranteed if you apply before the deadline.





Costs and residence periods

Catered accommodation You will pay up until the end date of your programme.
Self-catered You will pay for the whole of the residence period, regardless of when you leave.

If your programme begins in Semester One you will need to book and pay for your accommodation for the International Welcome Week separately.

For more details of costs and residence periods please see the Accommodation Service's website

Every evening my friends and I strolled through the beautiful gardens on our way to dinner. I would often sit on one of the many benches in 'my garden' to do homework or read a book. I loved that I could go from the quiet gardens of Oadby to the busy city centre, to the campus ...then take a quick train ride to London. The semester I spent in England was the best experience of my life, and I’ll never forget the memories or the friends I made there. Hannah Hesley, Oadby Student Village (Utah State University)

The Oadby Student Village

A mixture of properties ranging from Edwardian houses, to newer, purpose built blocks situated in the leafy area of Oadby. Set in beautiful grounds and close to a supermarket, plenty of bars and restaurants. There is a regular bus service to campus and to the city.

This is often the preferred choice of Study Abroad one semester students as it allows you to take part in the active social life of the halls and is a great way to make friends. Most of the rooms are catered but there are some self-catered options.

Other options

University residences outside Oadby Student Village are all self-catered and closer to the campus. All are conveniently located for public transport, shops, pubs and restaurants.

For detailed information about individual residences, see the Accommodation website.Accommodation

How to apply

Information on how to apply online will be included in your Joining Instructions. You will only be able to apply after you have received your unconditional offer to study at the university.

Students applying for one semester programmes need to state their programme dates in the notes section of the accommodation online 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.

Useful Links

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.

Browzer - The Accommodation Office's communication platform for news, events and tips for making the most of your experience.

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Study Abroad Team
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