We have a greater choice of accommodation than any other university. There are 9,200 places available, ranging from large, modern and informal residences, to more traditional halls with a collegiate atmosphere.
To ensure your son or daughter settles in to university life as a new student, they are guaranteed an offer of a place in one of our halls of residence in their first year of study, as long as they have submitted an application form for accommodation by the end of August, and have met all the conditions of their academic offer by that time.
For international students this guarantee extends through the duration of their studies. The majority of accommodation contracts run from September until June, including the Christmas and Easter vacations. This is a great advantage as your son or daughter will be able to leave their possessions in their room during the vacations, which some universities are not able to offer. For up-to-date accommodation costs and detailed information on each hall, please visit our accommodation website.
After their first year, the majority of students choose to move into private, rented accommodation close to the University with a group of friends. In order to assist students in finding suitable accommodation, the universities in Manchester have established the Manchester Student Homes (MSH) service. All landlords advertising their property through this service must adhere to a strict code of conduct. MSH also provides support and advice for students, should they experience any problems with their tenancy. Rent is usually paid directly to the landlord on a monthly basis and students are responsible for paying their own utility bills.
Alternatively, there are a growing number of privately-owned complexes within the city providing hall of residence-style, en suite accommodation. Within the city there is ample private-sector accommodation available for all students and enough variety to meet all needs and preferences. For more information on private accommodation please visit the Manchester Student Homes website.