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Rowancroft key facts

Rowancroft consists of en-suite flats arranged within four smart, contemporary houses - Francis, Radford, Davies and Garden - along with studios located within a separate block. The residence is in enclosed landscaped grounds, near the local shops of Heavitree, with buses into the city centre, Streatham Campus and beyond. Rowancroft is a short walk from both St Luke's campus and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. 

Due to demand, this residence is predominantly allocated to students studying in colleges based on St Luke's campus. 

En-suite rooms

Available to undergraduate students, each flat of five to eight residents has en-suite rooms (187 in total) and a well-equipped kitchen.

For students joining the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programme we will be offering a 43 week contract starting Sunday 10 September 2023, in line with the extended programme length for the 2023-24 academic year. BMBS students are encouraged to view our dedicated BMBS Programme webpage for further information about their accommodation options.

For students joining the MSci Nursing programme we offer a 48 week contract in line with the extended programme. MSci Nursing students are encouraged to view our dedicated MSci Nursing Programme webpage for further information about their accommodation options.

BMBS and MSci Nursing students are likely to be allocated to blocks with students who are studying the same course due to the contract length requirements of their course.

Studio rooms

There are 32 single-occupancy studios which are mainly let to postgraduate students. They have an open-plan living space which includes a workspace, en-suite shower and small kitchenette/diner.

To see more images of this residence, please view our Flickr gallery.

This Collegiate residence is managed by the University.

  • Undergraduates and postgraduates
  • 43 week contract for BMBS programme
  • 48 week contracts for Nursing students
  • 42 week contract (all other students)
  • 5 minute walk/0.5 miles to St Luke’s campus and 40 minute walk/1.8 miles to centre of Streatham campus
  • Undergraduates and postgraduates live in close proximity
  • Wifi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Adapted rooms*

*Once we have allocated all students with special requirements, any remaining adapted rooms will be allocated to the next student requesting accommodation.


The prices below are the contract length total per room.

SC Rowancroft En-suite £6,891.36 £7,521.31 42
SC Rowancroft Studio £8,086.80 £8,825.16 42
SC Rowancroft En-suite £7,056.00 £7,701.00 43 (BMBS students only

Room size

En-suite rooms at Rowancroft are approximately 14.4m2 (3140mm x 4580mm).

Studio rooms at Rowancroft are approximately 24.4m2 (4020mm x 6060mm).

These measurements are a guide only. In some residences room sizes vary considerably

Bed size

En-suite rooms have single beds (3'6" wide).

Studios have double beds (4'6"wide).

The lengths of all beds are 6'3".


Some of the rooms in Rowancroft ensuite and studio rooms have a safe however, there may not be one in every room. If you are allocated a room which does not have a safe when you arrive, it will not be possible for us to provide one in the room.


Your postcode is depending on your block and room number:

  • Francis House - EX1 2AQ
  • Davis House - EX1 2EZ
  • Studios - EX1 2FD
  • Radford House - EX1 2AP
  • Garden House - EX1 2AN
  • Bed, wardrobe, desk and chair.
  • Bookshelves, desk lamp or built-in lighting, noticeboard and waste bin.
  • High speed wired and wireless network/internet from Glide Student. Please register using the links below:

  • Shower, washbasin and toilet facilities in en-suite rooms.
  • No aerial socket in en-suite and studio rooms; students can use a laptop or desktop to watch TV. Please note you will still need a TV Licence to watch live TV or BBC iPlayer from any device.

Shared kitchens have a cooker with oven, hob and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, water boiler/kettle, dining table, chairs and an ironing board. You will need to bring pots and pans, cutlery and crockery.

The quantity of items provided depends on the size of the flat. You will need to provide pots and pans, cutlery and crockery.

Please see our Kitchen Equipment Guide for information on how to use the gas and electrical equipment within our kitchens. You may also find it useful to read our Cleaning Guide

Self catered accommodation at the University of Exeter

You and your flatmates form one compact family and mine are always there for me.

Rowancroft resident