Accommodation

Your accommodation is guaranteed

Accommodation is guaranteed if you apply before the deadline specified in your acceptance letter and listed in the Starter Pack.

The University of Leicester provides a range of rooms to cover all types of preferences and budgets. Students can choose between catered (meal plan included) or self-catered halls with kitchens.

Please view the Accommodation Website for a full range of room types and rates. If you have any questions about accommodation specifically, contact our Accomodation team directly: accommodation@le.ac.uk.

Disability provision is included in University of Leicester halls. Please contact our Accessability Centre to discuss your options.

Room Contracts & Dates

University accommodation is rented according to a fixed-term contract for full semesters or terms, depending on your application. Make sure you are familiar with your study dates to select the appropriate length of stay. Even if you leave Leicester early, you will be required to pay for accommodation until the end of your contract. If you decide to accept your room offer you will be sent a booking contract from our Accommodation Office. 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).

When you receive your offer please check the dates of your accommodation contract. If they do not match your intended duration of stay, please email the Accommodation Office immediately to discuss.

It is important that you read the terms and conditions before applying. Please note that cancellation fees often apply.

Accommodation locations

The Oadby Student Village

This location is popular with undergraduate students, and has a vibrant student lifestyle. Often groups will organise hall focused activities and students are encouraged to participate.

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  24-hour secure underground bike store is located just in front of the Library.

City Living

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 book a room

Students will be able to apply for accommodation as soon as they receive an unconditional offer from the University. If you are given a conditional offer, be sure to meet all the conditions listed and remain in contact with the Global Opportunities team to receive your unconditional offer promptly. The application is online, and can be accessed here:

Apply for Accommodation

Your Starter Pack contains further guidance on how to apply and living in Leicester halls.

Useful Links

  • Browzer - The Accommodation Office's communication platform for news, events and tips for making the most of your experience.
  • Flickr site - with images of University of Leicester accommodation halls and rooms.

Private Accommodation

If you require alternative arrangements or do not wish to stay in University of Leicester halls 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.

There are also many private landlords and accommodation providers within Leicester. You can search accommodation online, or ask other students for advice. University of Leicester Erasmus and Exchange Society on Facebook is one such option. Further advice is provided by our Student Welfare team:

Practical advice for living in private accommodation

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