Students studying abroad at The University of Manchester for a year are guaranteed a room in Manchester accommodation. Students coming for one semester only are not guaranteed a room, but under normal circumstances are usually allocated one.

We offer you a wide range of residential accommodation, ranging from modern self-catering apartments through to traditional collegiate-style halls of residence with meal plans. All students are given their own room with many facilities available including en-suite bathrooms. Many rooms also have Ethernet connections.

Your residence is the place where you'll meet new friends and spend a lot of your free time. They are self-contained communities with their own bars, common rooms and a hectic programme of social activities. 

Additionally, halls of residence have their own sports teams – rugby, hockey, cricket, netball and squash are just some of the sports available – and some have other social groups in-house - orchestras, choirs, drama and other societies.

More information about housing can be found on the Accommodation Office website.

Some halls have specially adapted flats or rooms for students with a disability and some catered halls are able to assist if you have special dietary requirements.

Safety and security

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us.

  • CCTV cameras are sited across the campus and at each hall.
  • Security guards man campus entrances and patrol hall grounds 24 hours a day.
  • Every hall has a swipe-card entry system.

Applying for housing

Applications for housing should now be made online via the Accommodation Office website. You will need to wait until you receive your University ID number from the Study Abroad Office before attempting to apply for housing.

Please note that catered halls of residence do not provide catering during University vacation periods.

Please note that the choice of housing in Semester 2 (January to June) is often very restricted. Whilst the Accommodation Office will endeavour to allocate you to one of your preferred halls, please understand that it is common for Semester 2 students to be offered a place in an alternative hall.

Students applying for September entry must ensure that their online application for housing is submitted no later than 31 July. Students applying for entry in Semester 2 should ensure their application is submitted as soon as possible after receiving their offer letter from us.