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Accommodation in Exeter

Summer accommodation

We welcome applications for summer accommodation from all registered students, whether you currently live within University of Exeter accommodation or are living within the private sector.

Summer accommodation is available between Saturday 22 June and Saturday 7 September 2024.

Please be aware that for summer bookings:

  • Contracts are for a minimum period of 4 weeks.
  • We may be able to extend contracts on request, subject to availability.
  • The earliest arrival date is Saturday 22 June 2024* and contracts must start no later than Saturday 10 August 2024.
  • All contracts must end on or before Saturday 7 September 2024.

*If you are currently living in catered accommodation with a contract ending on Saturday 15 June then please contact us to discuss earlier availability. 


Applications will open on Friday 19 April. Please apply by the closing date of Thursday 8 August 2024.

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What to do

  • If you do not already have an accommodation account, please register for one before making an application. Follow the "First visit? Please register an account" link on the  login page. 
  • Once you have logged into your account, select the 2024 Summer Accommodation application type.
  • You will be asked for some essential details when filling in your application and we will try to meet your requirements.
  • If you are unsure of the dates that you wish to stay, please put down the longest possible period of residency which you could be staying on your application to ensure that you are able to stay within the same room if you do end up extending your contract later.
  • Check that your student ID card is valid for your whole stay.  Written evidence from your College will be required to support your application if your ID card has expired or is due to expire before the end of your stay.

If your current residence is being used for summer accommodation, you may be able to remain in the same room until your proposed leaving date; if not, you will need to move to alternative vacation accommodation. This will be confirmed at the time of your offer.

When will I hear?

Applications are processed in order of receipt. We will update you from early June about the outcome of your application. If you apply after 31 May, we will advise you within 10 working days of your application being submitted and offers will be sent subject to room availability. 

Graduating students – if you are finishing your studies this summer but want to stay in Exeter a little longer, you can apply for summer accommodation until your summer graduation ceremony. You will pay the standard student rate until the end date of your course; find this date printed on your Unicard. After that time, you will be required to pay non-student, commercial rates which include VAT of 20%.

Students transferring to/starting a new course – if your current student status expires at the end of the summer term but you require accommodation over the summer vacation prior to continuing onto a new course, we will need a letter from your course tutor confirming your student status to support your accommodation application. This can be sent to us via  SID Online, marked for the attention of the Accommodation Office.

Where we see a high demand for accommodation, we will prioritise applications from registered students who need to stay over the summer for academic purposes.

Students in debt – if you are not up to date with payment of your current accommodation fees, we will not process your application until you have cleared your debt in full.

James Owen Court en-suite - £183.89 per week (minimum contract period is four weeks). 
This city centre residence offers you a great location at a great price. All rooms have private en-suite facilities and a shared communal kitchen/lounge/diner.

Birks Grange Village studio - £235.27 per week (minimum contract period is four weeks). 
Located on the Streatham campus, these studios combine independent living with a convenient location. An open-plan design features a double bed, workspace, en-suite bathroom, and kitchenette/diner.

All accommodation is subject to availability.

You will need to pay in full in advance of your stay via one of these methods:

  • UK (GBP) Bank Transfer
  • Local currency Credit/Debit card or Bank Transfer
  • Online Credit or Debit card

Visit the University's  Make a Payment page for more information.
Please include your student number as a reference so that we can identify who made the payment.

You’ll be given a room condition check form to fill out when you arrive to record any damage or maintenance problems you may find in your room; please complete and return it within 7 days. If you discover an issue and do not record it in your form, you may be charged for the cost of repair at the end of your contract.

A room inspection will take place after you move out.

Once you have been allocated accommodation and have accepted the contract, you will not be able to amend your booking or move rooms.

However, you can cancel your contract if you give written notice within five working days by emailing , beginning on the day after the date the agreement becomes binding, stating that you wish to cancel your contract. Please mark your email "For attention of Accommodation Office - contract cancellation". The agreement becomes binding on the date you receive your “Contract Formation” email from the University confirming the contract has been formed. If you fail to notify us within the five working days, you can only terminate the accommodation agreement in accordance with the points set out below:

  • If after the first 4 weeks stay you wish to cancel your booking, you need to give at least 2 weeks’ advance notice. You may be eligible to receive a refund for any unused nights remaining after the 2 weeks' advance notice.
  • If after the first 4 weeks stay you wish to change the end dates of your booking, you also need to give at least 2 weeks’ advance notice.
  • Refunds can only be paid into a UK bank account and this must be from the same account that the initial payment was drawn.  Please be advised that refunds can take up to 28 days to process.
  • Please be aware that we cannot guarantee that you can stay in the same room if you wish to extend your stay. We will advise accordingly.
  • Sub-letting is prohibited.
  • We reserve the right to amend your room booking prior to arrival in the same residence/price to meet our operational needs.

On the day you leave, you must return your keys to your reception by 10.00am. If the reception is not open then please refer to our Residence Reception webpage where you will find details about Out of Hours key return and drop-off box locations.

Please read our Moving Out page for further information.

For operational reasons, most of our residences cannot accept students before Arrivals Weekend.
Unless you meet the criteria below, you should either make plans to arrive from the start of your contract or find alternative accommodation in a local hotel or Bed and Breakfast.
The following students will be given priority:

  • Current INTO Students (progressing on to a degree/masters course).
  • Care Leavers and estranged students.
  • Others with extenuating circumstances of which we have been made aware.

If you fall into one of the categories above, please read our Early arrivals webpage.