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Finding the right place to live

Heading to university is exciting. Finding the right place to live will get you off to a good start.

There are lots of options for you, both on and off campus so you can find a place that’s ideal for every stage of your studies.

If you choose to stay in university accommodation, you can use our portal to apply once you have accepted an offer to study with us. 

Undergraduate halls

In halls you’ll meet your fellow students, make friends and get into university life. We have a fantastic range of accommodation to suit a range of preferences and budgets.

New undergraduates who make us their firm choice and apply by our accommodation deadline are guaranteed an offer of a place in halls.

Postgraduate halls

Staying in halls will keep you connected to wider university life, while helping you make friends with students at a similar stage of study. Whether you'll be taught primarily on our Egham campus or our London campus here are some options you might want to explore when looking for somewhere to live.

Self-catered halls (London)

As part of the University of London, Royal Holloway has access to a small number of rooms in intercollegiate halls of residence in central London. With a limited number of places, intercollegiate accommodation is available on a first-come-first-served basis to full-time postgraduate students only.

More information

Click on the links below to find out more information about our accommodation.

Accommodation fees and contract dates

Find out about the contract dates and fees for each Hall band. Read more.

Accommodation policies, terms and conditions

Whilst you’re living in Halls, we want to ensure that it’s a pleasant and safe experience for everyone. It’s really important that you read the terms and conditions before you accept your accommodation offer. Read more.

Adapted accommodation

Find out about our adapted accommodation options.

Halls of Residence for other programmes

If you're looking for accommodation for students on the Study Abroad, International Foundation Year, International Exchange, Erasmus or Pre-sessional English Language Programme. Read more. 

Intercollegiate accommodation

Royal Holloway has access to a small number of rooms in intercollegiate halls of residence in central London that is available to postgraduate students only. Read more.

Private Sector accommodation

The Students' Union runs a Housesearch tool, which offers a great starting point if you're looking for accommodation in the private sector. Read more.

Student accommodation at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre
If you're an international student studying a university preparation programme, you can choose to live in University-managed accommodation or arrange your own rental accommodation. Find out more about the accommodation options available and how to book your room at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre.

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