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Knowing your budget will help you choose which halls of residence to apply for.

The below cost comparison will help you plan ahead with your finances.

Weekly halls of residence fees include:​

  • electricity, heating and water
  • regular cleaning
  • free WiFi access
  • personal possessions insurance​
  • food allowances depending on the type of accommodation
Accommodation typeWeekly feeCatering creditAnnual fee
En-suite self-catering £133 Non​​e £5,453
En-suite self-catering (2-year courses) £133 None £5,719
Standard self-catering £98 None £4,018
Standard self-catering​ (2-year courses) £98 None £4,214
Standard part-catered £123 £30 per week £5,043

Please note these fees are for 2020–21, prices may change for 2021–22.

Part-catered accommodation fees include a two-week retainer for the Christmas and new year period of £30 per week.

Additional costs to consider

In addition to the weekly hall fees, you'll need to consider the following.

TV licence

A TV licence costs £157.50 for the year or you can pay quarterly if you prefer.

The University, your parents and friends that live in halls of residence do not cover you.

Find out more on the TV Licensing website.

Personal goods

It's up to you how much you spend on personal items such as toothpaste, shampoo ​and shower gel.

Setting yourself a budget will help you know how much you can spend when you need them.​