Our Guarantee and Your Accommodation Options

Welcome everyone to the new year, we hope it has started well for you. The blogs between now and September are aimed at our prospective students for 2022-23, with lots of useful information about accommodation, whether you’ve already confirmed your offer with Exeter or are still making decisions.

Finding somewhere to live can be one of the most exciting parts of moving to University, but there are decisions to make and process to go through – and we’re here to help with that.

The Accommodation Guarantee

Applications for accommodation in the 2022/23 academic year open on Monday 4th April 2021. We try to offer as many students as possible a place in accommodation, but due to the amount of bed spaces we have available, this isn’t always possible. However, if you meet our guarantee criteria you will be offered accommodation with us.

>>Find out everything you need to know about our guarantee criteria and dates.

How are rooms allocated?

We allocate all those applications who meet the guarantee criteria randomly, but we do check your accommodation preferences from your application to try to get the right fit for you.

>>Find out how accommodation is allocated

What do I do if I don’t qualify for University accommodation?

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

We manage the Exeter accommodation search portal Studentpad, where you can find a variety of properties available for rent plus a message board where you can chat with other students, which can be a helpful way to find flatmates.

>>Take a look at accommodation options in Exeter

What type of accommodation is available at the University?

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

  • 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.
  • The houses in Birks Grange Village and St David’s are available to undergraduates and include standard rooms with a shared bathroom and kitchen in a house-style living environment.
  • Twin rooms – available in some of our catered halls where you share a room with one other (availability subject to COVID guidelines).
  • Studios are a self-contained bedroom with a kitchen area en-suite bathroom for your use only.

Catered Accommodation

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

>>Find out more about our catered accommodation. 

Self-Catered Accommodation

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.

>>Read more about self-catered accommodation.

Whatever your circumstances, we are here to support you in finding your place to live in Exeter.

Our next blog will be looking in further detail at catered and self-catered accommodation to help you make that all-important living decision – to cook or not to cook!

The Accommodation team

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