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Student Accommodation

  • Winchester guarantees on-campus accommodation or off-campus University Managed Housing to all first year full-time undergraduate students who hold Winchester as their firm choice and apply for housing by the published deadline.
  • Campus accommodation is located on the King Alfred Campus and at West Downs, all within walking distance of the city centre. All accommodation is close to university facilities including mini-mart shops, launderettes, the university gym and catering facilities.

Accommodation Costs

King Alfred Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,650
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,200–£5,500
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,600–£5,300

Living Here

  • City Population: 116,600
  • Student Population: 6,500
    • Winchester is a charming cathedral city with a rich heritage and vibrant contemporary culture.
  • Its Cathedral, other historic buildings, monuments and museums are all within walking distance of each other. Jane Austen country is the city's backcloth, and, unsurprisingly, it is a popular tourist destination. 
  • The city combines the best of city life with medieval history and beautiful countryside.

Getting Around

  • Winchester is just 1 hour from London Waterloo by train (at peak times, direct trains run every 20 minutes), and it's around 1 hour by train to Portsmouth and Poole. The station is also well-served by trains running to and from Southampton, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Reading, Brighton and the north of England.
  • Travelling to and from Heathrow and Gatwick airports is easy by both road and rail. Southampton Airport is located 15 minutes away by train and offers services within the UK, the Channel Islands and mainland Europe.
  • Winchester is located close to the M3 which provides easy road access to the M25 and M27.
  • The National Express coach service picks up from Winchester and serves various destinations across the UK.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Winchester has something to suit all tastes and budgets, with lively bars, independent coffee shops, fine restaurants and cosy country pubs. In addition to the numerous music festivals held close by, there is a wide choice of venues offering live music to suit all tastes.
  • A bustling high street offers well-known stores, with a wealth of independent boutiques and more unique shops to be explored among the intriguing back streets.
  • Winchester is home to the stunning Winchester Cathedral, the Great Hall with its legendary Round Table, and the English Heritage site Wolvesey Castle. At Christmas time, the area around Winchester Cathedral is transformed into a magical festive marketplace with an ice rink.
  • There are also museums, two theatres, a cinema, and one of the oldest bars in England; and the cities of Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth are all close by giving even greater choice.