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Student Accommodation

  • Every first year undergraduate student is guaranteed accommodation in university-owned, managed or approved accommodation, providing they apply by the published deadline.
  • Falmouth offers modern, well-equipped accommodation – a space to study, to create, be inspired and socialise, with a range of accommodation options located across Penryn and Falmouth. 
  • Designed to appeal to all budgets and tastes, they offer a variety of sizes and costs and include all bills for easy budgeting. All flats are arranged in clusters of two to nine students and each offers free Internet access, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area, and, in some halls, a shared lounge or common room. 
  • On-campus accommodation is offered at Penryn. The towns of Falmouth and Penryn are approximately four miles apart. There are also accommodation options available in the city of Truro, 11 miles from Falmouth and with regular buses and trains between the two.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation Costs

Self-Catered from £3,397 to £7,574 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 21,385
  • Student Population: 4,000
  • Falmouth is the gateway to the stunning Fal River, with fascinating maritime heritage – the area is perfect for watersports and boating with exceptional sailing in Carrick Roads and the Fal Estuary. 
  • The dramatic coastline stretches for hundreds of miles and is home to golden sandy beaches, beautiful towns and captivating fishing harbours. From the spectacular Minack Theatre to the UK's most westerly point, Land's End, to the cobbled streets of St Ives, there are plenty of places to explore.
  • Cornwall offers a unique lifestyle; the great outdoors, the Cornish coast and a landscape that has energised creative people for centuries are all right on the doorstep. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the country with a great natural and historic environment to enjoy.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Falmouth's town centre has a social scene to rival many larger universities. Alongside lively student bars, real ale pubs, cafés and coffee shops, there are eclectic venues ranging from a gin room to craft beer specialists, an Alice in Wonderland themed bar and a pub that doubles as a bookshop.
  • The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth Art Gallery and Pendennis Castle provide an insight into the geography and history of the town.
  • Cornwall is known for its festival calendar. Annual events include Boardmasters, the Port Eliot Festival, the Masked Ball, Porthleven Food Festival, the Cornwall Film Festival and Penryn Arts Festival among others.
  • From beaches, live venues, parties, galleries and international festivals, to the 100 plus university clubs and societies – there is so much to life at Falmouth. Whether students want to try water sports, ramble on the cliffs, catch a sunset or fire up a barbecue with their housemates, student living in Cornwall is pretty special.


  • Both campuses are within walking distance of the town they are situated in. Falmouth and Penryn are approximately four miles apart.
  • Dedicated university buses run between Falmouth and Penryn every ten minutes throughout the day at peak hours during term-time. 
  • There are also regular trains between Penryn and Falmouth, and on to Truro. Trains from Truro to Exeter take approximately two hours and 30 minutes, to London it's roughly five hours and to Bristol around four hours.
  • The closest international airports are Exeter and Bristol, while the nearest domestic airport is in Newquay. Transport from Newquay airport to Falmouth is either by bus (approximately two hours) or taxi (approximately 45 minutes).