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Manchester’s huge range of university accommodation means we've got something for everyone.

Whether you prefer traditional or modern, catered or self-catered, one thing you can be certain of is that wherever you choose to live, Manchester will quickly become a home from home.

Our accommodation guarantee

The University of Manchester guarantees a place in University accommodation to:

all new full-time undergraduate students who:

  • are coming to the University alone;
  • are applying for a full academic session (September to June);
  • are studying for their first degree;
  • have submitted an application for accommodation by 31 August;
  • have met all the conditions of their offer by 31 August. (This applies even if you live locally).

visiting and exchange students who:

  • are coming to the University alone;
  • are studying for a full academic session (September to June);
  • have submitted an application form by 31 July.

In addition to the guarantee of accommodation for the first year of their course, international undergraduate students paying the overseas rate of tuition fees are guaranteed University-managed accommodation for the duration of their studies, provided that their reapplication is for a full academic session and is received before the deadline in February for present student applications.

Accommodation search

Visit our Accommodation Office website to explore the range of University accommodation that we offer:

Search all accommodation

When to apply for University accommodation

You can apply for accommodation when you submit your application, but please be aware that places are not allocated until August once the conditions are met.

Rented and leased properties

For advice and information on rented and leased properties in Manchester, you can consult Manchester Student Homes

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7680 or + 44 (0)161 275 7681

International students

All single full-time international students paying international fees who have applied within the set deadline are guaranteed a place in University-managed accommodation for the duration of their course.

Postgraduate students

The University of Manchester offers a limited range of postgraduate-only halls, which are ideal for those who wish to live in a postgraduate environment. Postgraduate-only halls are located in both the Fallowfield and City campus, and range from single-roomed, shared bathroom accommodation to family and partner accommodation, consisting of one-, two-, and a few three-bedroom self-contained flats.

Some of our undergraduate halls also offer postgraduate accommodation. If you choose to live in an undergraduate-postgraduate mixed accommodation, you'll usually find that rooms for postgraduate students are grouped together.

Postgraduate-onlyPostgraduate and undergraduate
George Kenyon Hall Ashburne Hall
Horniman House (family and partner accommodation only) Hulme Hall
Linton House Oak House
Opal Hall Weston Hall
The Firs Villa Whitworth Park
  Woolton Hall