Accommodation for international students

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A comfortable, affordable space of your own where you can relax and study is an essential part of establishing your new life in the UK at the University of Hertfordshire.

As a new student to the University you have a few accommodation options available to you:

  • Live on campus within the University halls of residence.
  • Live off campus within the private rentals sector.

On campus, or University managed accommodation

Living in a University managed accommodation is a great place to find your feet when you're first away from your home. Most international students take up this option.

When to apply

Course When to apply
Pre-sessional English courses Check the accommodation webpage for information on when to apply.
Courses starting in Semester A Submit your accommodation application by 31st August. The accommodation application process opens in the spring.
Courses starting in Semester BDue to the high volume of interest for Semester B, unfortunately we cannot guarantee on-campus accommodation for January 2020.

Before you apply for accommodation

  • You will be made an accommodation offer once your course offer is both academically and financially unconditional.
  • We are not able to offer short term accommodation.
  • We do not provide accommodation for families.

Renting privately off-campus

PAL logoWhen searching for off-campus accommodation, please ensure you choose a PAL accredited property. This scheme has been created in partnership between the University of Hertfordshire and Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. It is a voluntary scheme which recognises Landlords and Letting Agents who provide safe and well-maintained private accommodation.

The University is only allowed to recommend PAL accredited properties to Students, as these Landlords and Letting Agents are adhering to a specific Code of Practice and we want to ensure Students find good quality homes within the Borough.

Find more information and search for a PAL property online

Read helpful information specifically for University of Hertfordshire Students

If you require further advice and guidance with regards to living off-campus, please contact the Community Liaison & Support Officer (Dean of Students Office) via

A student guide to living off campus


A student guide to private rented accommodation