We understand that finding the right place to live is really important when you're moving away from home to come to university. That's why we guarantee accommodation for all new undergraduate students who have selected BU as their firm choice and submitted their UCAS application by 15 January (UK/EU students) or 30 June (non-EU students).
We also guarantee accommodation for any postgraduate student who has booked their accommodation by 18 December 2015 by 5pm for students starting in January, and 18 August 2016 for those starting in September (full terms and conditions of our accommodation guarantee).
If you're planning to begin your studies in January 2016, you can find further information on the available accommodation and booking process here.
If you're aiming to start with us in September 2016, you'll find information about all of our accommodation options and a guide to the booking process below. Eligible students will be contacted within two weeks of their offer becoming Firm with details on how to register their interest in accommodation by completing Stage 1 of the accommodation portal.
No matter where you end up living, we want to make it easy for you to travel to our campuses, as well as Bournemouth town centre, so a bus pass is included in the price of your rent.
The prices quoted are for the 2015/16 academic year. The cost of accommodation for the 2016/17 academic year will be published in the spring of 2016.
If you're a current student, you'll find information about accommodation here.
Number of bedrooms per flat
Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Appox £ per week
1 Madeira Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH1 1QG
6 and some studios
UG and PG
Chesil House is a relatively small accommodation block - home to just over 200 students - on our Lansdowne Campus. There is a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate residents, making it a reasonably quiet and relaxed place to live.
Pitwines Close, Poole. BH15 1ED
UG and PG
Corfe House is one of the smaller accommodation blocks, home to around 300 students. It is located just a short distance from Poole Harbour - the flats on the upper floors have stunning views - and within walking distance of the centre of Poole, the train and coach station and a bus stop where you can jump on the U2 bus to reach both our campuses.
St. Paul's Place, Bournemouth. BH8 8HF
Cranborne House is one of the lively accommodation blocks located on the Lansdowne Campus, home to around 500 undergraduate students. It is within walking distance of all our buildings on Lansdowne Campus, as well as the centre of Bournemouth and the Student Union-run nightclub The Old Fire Station.
138B Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8AS
3-7 and some studios
UG and PG
Dorchester House is a vibrant accommodation block that’s home to 590 students, the majority of whom are undergraduates in their first year, although there are 60 postgraduate studio flats. It’s within walking distance of our Lansdowne Campus, as well as being close to Bournemouth town centre and opposite the main train station.
65 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EP
4, 5, 6 and some studios
This brand new accommodation for 2015 in the heart of our Lansdowne Campus is our only catered hall of residence. It's within easy walking distance of Bournemouth town centre and the main train station, and is packed with excellent facilities for relaxing, studying and enjoying life in Bournemouth.
Lyme Regis House
69 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8FT
5 and some studios
Lyme Regis House is a lively accommodation block that’s home to around 400 students, predominantly those studying at undergraduate level. It’s located in the heart of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy walk of Bournemouth town centre, the beach and the main train station.
3 Crimea Road, Bournemouth. BH9 1AR
5 or 6
Okeford House is designed to provide peaceful accommodation for postgraduate students, with just under 100 residents in total. It is located just a short distance from Winton high street, which is home to a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, while there is a Waitrose and Lidl nearby.
5-7 Oxford Road, Bournemouth. BH8 8ES
5 or 6
Purbeck house is a friendly and lively accommodation block that’s home to more than 500 undergraduate students. It’s situated in the centre of our Lansdowne Campus, within easy reach of all of our buildings, as well as the train station, the centre of Bournemouth and the beach.
Gillett Road, Poole. BH12 5BF
3, 4, 5 or 7
UG and PG
The Student Village is a small housing estate located on the edge of Talbot Campus. It’s a very peaceful location with plenty of green space. As well as being within walking distance of the university facilities, it is easy to reach our Lansdowne Campus and the centre of Bournemouth on the university bus service (U1 and U4).
Mostly 4 - 6
£92 - £112
Unilet properties are typically four to six bedroom houses that are fully furnished and you can rent a room in the same way you would in a purpose-built hall of residence. Although they are privately owned, they are all managed by BU, allowing us to ensure consistent standards.
66 Talbot Road, Bournemouth. BH9 2EU
1, 2 or 3
UG and PG
£89 - £115
Conel Court is a small block of 11 flats that have been designed specifically for families and couples. It is located just a short walk from our Talbot Campus and the onsite nursery.
St John's Road
St John's Road, Bournemouth. BH5 1EG
Studios and study bedrooms
St John’s Road is a small accommodation block with just 28 postgraduate residents. It’s located on St John’s Road in Boscombe, within easy reach of numerous shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. There is also a Sainsbury’s and Lidl within walking distance.