Students are usually free to choose their accommodation depending on their need, budget and preferences. The Office is not responsible for arranging accommodation so it is highly advisable that you contact your college/university to find out the available options and what they can offer you. Students normally choose to stay in one of these options:
– University Halls: this accommodation is normally close to the university/college and is managed by them. With this option you can receive extra support from your university if you need it and you will have the chance to know new students and friends.
– Private Accommodation: you can look for private accommodation on the internet or through an agency. While this option offers you independence and flexibility, you will have to manage your bills, deal with the landlord or agent, sign contracts and, sometimes, pay council tax. If you rent privately, we strongly advise you that you read the contract and its terms carefully before signing.
– Home Stay Accommodation: this accommodation will allow you to rent rooms from local families. It is sometimes used by people who wish to improve their language skills and become familiar with the local lifestyle.