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Student Accommodation

  • Students can stay in one of the university's 7,015 rooms, all within easy reach of campuses.
  • Registered first-year undergraduate entrants starting a full-time course, with no dependents, will be guaranteed an offer of halls accommodation so long as they meet the required criteria which includes applying before the relevant deadline.
  • To uphold the guarantee, in years of exceptional demand the university may offer accommodation in a twin shared room at the start of the academic year for a short period of time.
  • Students also have the opportunity to apply for continuing years in halls, subject to availability.
  • Accommodation offers en-suite options, includes Wi-Fi, and students are provided with a free bus pass while staying in university halls.

Accommodation Costs


Number of university/college beds 6,684
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,900–£5,800
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,800–£4,300


Number of university/college beds 379
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,200–£5,200
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £3,800–£4,300

Living Here

  • City Population: 237,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • Southampton is known for its waterfront and maritime heritage. Situated close to the New Forest and areas of outstanding natural beauty, it is one of the UK's greenest cities.
  • Planned developments in the city centre will create an entertainment arena, luxury hotel and a City Plaza.
  • The city is a lively place to study with plenty on offer, including part-time work.

Getting Around

  • The city has an excellent student Uni-Link bus service that connects the campuses and a free City Link service from the train station to several key areas.
  • London is 78 miles away and 1 hour 15 minutes by train.
  • The coach station is near to the city centre.
  • Southampton International Airport is to the north, with flights to UK and European destinations.
  • Red Funnel Ferries provide a regular service from Southampton Town Quay to the Isle of Wight (Cowes).

Culture and Nightlife

  • Southampton has nightclubs for all tastes and a vibrant nightlife. The city centre hosts Common People festival, and Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival are within easy reach with excellent transport links.
  • There is a wide range of traditional pubs and trendy bars in the city, as well as a large number of coffee shops and restaurants boasting food and drink from around the world.
  • The Mayflower Theatre is the 3rd largest theatre outside of London, with ballet, panto, opera and comedy alongside sell-out shows from the West End. The university's Nuffield Southampton Theatres host shows on campus and in the city centre. The Turner Sims Concert Hall on the Highfield Campus is a leading venue for jazz, folk and classical music and the Southampton Guildhall is the largest music venue in the city centre. The main gallery is the City Art Gallery which is located next to Southampton's SeaCity museum. There is also a Showcase Cinema Deluxe, Odeon and Cineworld, along with the independent Harbour Lights Picturehouse and a 330-seat cinema at the students' union.