Your accommodation is a huge part of your student living experience at university, and choosing the best one can be equal parts exciting and daunting. There are many factors to consider before settling on a residence – here are some important details to help you.

Our Accommodation Guarantee

Applications for accommodation in the 2024/25 academic year open on Monday 8 April 2024 at 9am. If you meet our guarantee criteria and apply by 31 July 2024, you will be offered accommodation with us.

Room Allocation

We process undergraduate applications that meet the guarantee criteria in a random order. You can put down your top 4 residence preferences in your application, but it is not guaranteed you will get one of them as it depends on the number of applications we receive for each. However, we do consider your preferences and any additional information you provide to make sure the type of accommodation you’re offered is the best fit for you.

For postgraduate and one semester exchange students, applications are processed in date order of receipt.

Read more about the allocation process on our accommodation website.

Types of Accommodation Available

At Exeter we have a wide range of room types, including:

Bedroom with mirror, sink and cupboards underneath, wardrobe, desk, office chair, grey curtains and single bed and pillow
Rowancroft Mews Bedroom
  • Standard rooms – shared kitchen and bathroom facilities with other residents in a flat-type living environment.
  • En-suite rooms – your own bathroom and kitchen facilities shared with others in your flat.
  • Townhouses (Birks Grange Village and St David’s) – standard rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen in a house-style living environment.
  • Studios – self-contained bedroom with a kitchenette and en-suite shower room for your use only.

See our handy accommodation information summaries for more specific information on each residence:

Catered v. Self-catered Accommodation

Catered accommodation is available to our undergraduate students only and includes standard and en-suite room options.

Self-catered accommodation is available to undergraduate and postgraduate students both on and off-campus. There is the choice of standard, en-suite, townhouses and studios.

What if I don’t qualify for, or want to live in, University accommodation?

Exeter has a large range of accommodation available for students to suit all tastes and budgets, including purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA), rooms to rent through private landlords and other housing options.

Have a look at Studentpad, our Exeter accommodation portal where you can find a variety of private properties available for rent, plus a message board where you can chat with other students who may be seeking flatmates.

Find out more about private accommodation on our website.

Whatever your circumstances, we are here to support you in finding the right place to live in Exeter. Keep an eye out for future blogs about what it’s like to live in different types of residences.