Postgraduates

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Everything you need to know about studying as a postgraduate is on our PG site.

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Postgraduates

Studying in a new city or country is a big decision to make, and we understand how important it is to have somewhere to call 'home' during your time with us. Each of our student residences has its own distinctive character and offers you a safe and secure environment in which to live and study.

We guarantee to offer accommodation to all new unaccompanied postgraduates from outside the EU for the full academic year starting in September as long as you apply by 31 July in your year of entry.

If you are a research student please see our designated research page for further information.

Why live with us?

We know that postgraduate and PhD students have different needs to undergraduates. With this in mind, our accommodation offers you the following benefits:

  • Dedicated postgraduate accommodation
  • A range of convenient locations
  • Contract lengths to suit you
  • No guarantor required - arranging accommodation with us is easy
  • All-inclusive rents - no extra bills to pay
  • WiFi
  • Postgraduate facilities and support across our campuses - including common rooms, computer access and desk space.

In addition, our rents include contents insurance, we've signed up to the Student Accommodation Code, we offer both maintenance support and in-house Residence Life Teams, and with Estate Patrol on call 24/7 you can be assured that help is at hand.

Sound good? Search for your accommodation options now!

Family and couples' accommodation

We offer a limited number of rooms and flats for student couples and families.

Key dates

The key dates below provide you with useful information about what is happening month by month for postgraduates who require accommodation.

March - Postgraduate students

April - Postgraduate students

  • When making an application students are required to enter their top three choices of residence. Please note that these are preferences only and applicants are not guaranteed one of their top choices. Find out more about how we allocate rooms for further information.

  • During Mid-April 2017 (date to be confirmed) the online accommodation applications open for September 2017. Please ensure that you submit your application, if you just save it then the accommodation office will not see it.

  • Applications from new unaccompanied International postgraduates will be considered and offers out from next month onwards.

  • Home and EU Postgraduate students who do not fall under our accommodation guarantee will need to consider private housing within the city for 2017/18.

May - Postgraduate students

  • The online accommodation applications are open for September 2017. Please ensure that you submit your application, if you just save it then the accommodation office will not see it.
  • Take a look at our virtual tours which offer a 360° view of many of our rooms.
  • The online accommodation eInduction becomes available for students who have accepted an accommodation offer. The date for this is to be confirmed.

  • Online arrivals registration opens for arrival during Freshers' week. Further information will be emailed to you once you have accepted an offer of accommodation. The date for this is to be confirmed.
  • Unaccompanied International postgraduates who have a firm offer at the University of Exeter and have submitted an application will be sent offers throughout May-September. Please note that there is an expiry date of between 3-5 days for an offer to be accepted. An accommodation deposit of £300.00 needs to be paid upon accepting your offer.

  • Students wishing to apply for families and couples accommodation are advised to apply before 30 June 2017.

  • Postgraduate students who did not fall within our accommodation guarantee are advised to look for private housing within the city.

  • Like our Accommodation Facebook page and check in with our Accommodation Blog which will answer any questions that you may have about your offer, arrivals or the University of Exeter.

June - Postgraduate students

  • The online accommodation applications are open for September 2016. Please ensure that you submit your application, if you just save it then the accommodation office will not see it.

  • The online accommodation eInduction becomes available for students who have accepted an accommodation offer. The date for this is to be confirmed.

  • Online arrivals registration opens for arrival during Freshers' week. Further information will be emailed to you once you have accepted an offer of accommodation. The date for this is to be confirmed.
     
  • Students who have a firm offer at the University of Exeter and have submitted an application will be sent offers throughout June-September. Please note that there is an expiry date of between 3-5 days for an offer to be accepted. An accommodation deposit of £300.00 needs to be paid upon accepting your offer.

  • Students wishing to apply for families and couples accommodation are advised to apply before 30 June 2016.

  • Postgraduate students who did not fall within our accommodation guarantee are advised to look for private housing within the city.
  • Take a look at our virtual tours which offer a 360° view of many of our rooms.

  • Like our Accommodation Facebook page and check in with our Accommodation Blog which will answer any questions that you may have about your offer, arrivals or the University of Exeter.

July - Postgraduate Students

  • The online accommodation applications are open for September 2017. Please ensure that you submit your application, if you just save it then the accommodation office will not see it.

  • International Postgraduate students who fall within our accommodation guarantee need to apply before 31 July 2017.

  • The online accommodation eInduction becomes available for students who have accepted an accommodation offer. The date for this is to be confirmed.

  • Online arrivals registration opens for arrival during Freshers' week. Further information will be emailed to you once you have accepted an offer of accommodation. The date for this is to be confirmed.

  • Students who have a firm offer at the University of Exeter and have submitted an application will be sent offers throughout June-September. Please note that there is an expiry date of between 3-5 days for an offer to be accepted. An accommodation deposit of £300.00 needs to be paid upon accepting your offer.

  • Postgraduate students who did not fall within our accommodation guarantee are advised to look for private housing within the city.

  • Take a look at our virtual tours which offer a 360° view of many of our rooms.

  • Like our Accommodation Facebook page and check in with our Accommodation Blog which will answer any questions that you may have about your offer, arrivals or the University of Exeter.

August - Postgraduate students

  • The Accommodation Guarantee is no longer available and from 1 August, applications received will be dealt with in date order.

  • Postgraduate students who did not fall within our accommodation guarantee are advised to look for private housing within the city.

  • Students who are studying on either a a MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management (FAFM) students or a One Planet MBA are required to start at the University of Exeter earlier than the accommodation start date and therefore may need to arrange an early arrival. Information on how to apply for this is available from late July 2016. For further information please contact the Accommodation Office.

  • The online accommodation eInduction becomes available for students who have accepted an accommodation offer. The date for this is to be confirmed.

  • If we are able to offer you accommodation, please note that there is an expiry date of 3 days for an offer to be accepted. An accommodation deposit of £300.00 needs to be paid upon accepting your offer.

  • Once you have accepted an offer of accommodation, you can complete our eInduction and arrival registration process
  • Students will not receive their room numbers until they arrive at University.

  • Read our moving in pages for information about what to bring with you in preparation for Arrival's Weekend.

  • Our Accommodation Team are on hand to answer any queries that you may have about accommodation or your accommodation offer.

  • Like our Accommodation Facebook page and check in with our Accommodation Blog which runs daily from between Thursday 17 August 2017 until 15 September 2017 and will answer any questions that you may have about your offer, arrivals or the University of Exeter.

September - Postgraduate students

  • Our Accommodation Call Centre is put in place to help answer any queries that you may have about accommodation.

  • Students who are studying on either a a MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management (FAFM) students or a One Planet MBA are required to start at the University of Exeter earlier than the accommodation start date and therefore may need to arrange an early arrival. Information on how to apply for this is available from late July 2017. For further information please contact the Accommodation Office.

  • Arrival's Weekend is 15-17 September 2017*, please make sure that you have booked your accommodation arrival slot in preparation prior to your arrival. If you are going to be arriving later than the Arrival's Weekend, please notify the Accommodation Office. Details will be available about this within our accommodation blog.

    *Contracts start for 2017/18 academic year on Sunday 17 September 2017.

  • Students will not receive their room numbers until they arrive at University.

  • Our accommodation drop-in sessions begin from Monday 18 September 2017. We will be available in The Forum (via SID) on the Streatham Campus between 9:00am-5:00pm Monday to Friday.

  • Accommodation fees are due in September. For information on the different payment methods available, please visit the Student Finance 'how to pay' pages.

  • The Accommodation Blog and our Accommodation Facebook page will provide you with information about on-campus events and accommodation announcements for those students staying within our residences. New blog posts for current students are available from 10:00am every Thursday.

MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management(FAFM)students

If you're joining our MSc FAFM course you will need to arrive to the University before the main academic year begins.

Due to operational requirements very few residences can accept arrivals before the official contract start date.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that your accommodation will be available before Welcome Weekend, and a temporary room is likely to be offered.

There are a limited number of temporary rooms available for early arrivals, all in an off campus self catered residence, in mixed gender flats. We endeavour to group all FAFM students together in temporary accommodation. If your term time room will be available within three days of your arrival date, we will not offer you a temporary room. You will need to seek alternative accommodation until your room is available.

Please remember to tell us on your application form that you will be a FAFM student, and complete an early arrival application form if you need to move in before Arrivals Weekend. Early arrival applications will be accepted from early July 2017 (date to be confirmed).

Please note that, if you do arrive, you will be charged for the additional nights leading up to the official contract start date.

MA International Film Business students

Whilst the university is unable to offer university-owned accommodation in 2016/17 if you're joining our MA International Film Business programme, you will find a number of private housing options in and around the city. Please see the information below about what to do:

Private housing

It is likely that the type of accommodation available to you will be a 'homestay' where you share the house with the landlord. These will be listed on the studentpad website as Resident Landlord/Host Family. These pages will help with this search and we will update this information as landlords inform us of other accommodation available for shorter lettings.

To narrow your search you can

  • use the Contract Type? box to select with Short Lets (up to 23 weeks) or Short / Long lets so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.
  • or use the Living arrangement? box to select Resident Landlord/Host Family so that only properties available for short term letting are displayed.

You may find that landlords will only consider letting to groups of students and we would recommend using the message board on studentpad to forms groups. Please contact us to be emailed the password to gain access.

You may also wish to refer to our private housing information for more advice including which areas of the City are convenient to the University.

When to look

Purpose-built private halls of residence and shared houses/flats are usually advertised from January onwards for the next academic year.

If you are considering living with a Resident Landlord/Host Family or in a self-contained flat, you will find that this type of accommodation is only advertised 6-8 weeks before the start of the academic year so you may need to delay looking for this type of accommodation until early part of the summer before you want to move in.

Here to help

Once you have decided where you want to live, if you need help with understanding your contract you can contact the Students’ Guild Advice Unit who can guide you through this process.

If you need any help or advice on other possible sources of accommodation about private housing please contact the Accommodation Office Team.