Your accommodation is guaranteed

Accommodation is guaranteed if you apply before the deadline specified in your acceptance letter.

The University of Leicester provides a range of rooms to cover all types of preferences and budgets. Students canLeicester 4choosebetween catered (meal plan included) or self-catered halls with kitchens.

Please view the Accommodation Website for a full range of room types and rates.

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

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.

Room Contracts & Dates

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 so that they dates of the contract can be amended.

Accommodation locations

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 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. The Starter Pack contains information on how to apply.

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.

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