University accommodation is guaranteed for study abroad students at Essex.
If you are looking for the best university accommodation for you, then look no further. We offer a variety of exciting and comfortable accommodation choices, such as single en-suite rooms, iconic Towers, and Townhouses to suit all your needs. All this as well as a vibrant, inclusive campus for living and learning.
If you are offered accommodation, it will be in single study-bedroom which will normally be on-campus. The majority of the accommodation provided is in flats or houses, with shared kitchen facilities and the option of en-suite or shared bathrooms. It is possible to request a room in a single-sex flat or house and if you would prefer this, please tick the relevant box on the form that we send you.
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*Gap year students are required to live in University accommodation.
Off-campus (private) accommodation
The Students' Union provides a property finding service, SU Homes, which specialises in helping students secure local, private accommodation. All the properties they work with in Colchester are accredited by Colchester Borough Council. Options range from rooms in shared houses to living with host families to letting an entire house.
If you study abroad at Essex for a full academic year, you are eligible for University accommodation providing you apply by the accommodation deadline.
You don't need to apply through the main accommodation system, we'll send you an accommodation application form when you are accepted on the programme. Any preferences expressed on your application will be met where possible, but cannot be guaranteed.
You may be eligible for University accommodation, however, spaces are very limited. Most applicants are required to find off-campus accommodation.