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We understand that finding the right place to live is really important when you're moving away from home to come to university.

Joining us for postgraduate study in January 2017?

We guarantee accommodation for any postgraduate student who has registered and completed their booking by 5pm on 18 December 2016. Find out about the booking process.

Joining us in September 2017?

We guarantee accommodation for all new undergraduate students who have selected BU as their firm choice and submitted their UCAS application by 15 January 2017 (UK/EU students) or 30 June 2017(non-EU students).

If you're considering postgraduate study at BU, you'll be pleased to hear that we also guarantee a place in student accommodation for all postgraduate students, as long as you apply by the deadline (15 August 2017 for September 2017 entry).

Find out about the booking process.

See it for yourself...

You can view all BU accommodation options on our Virtual tour - take a look for yourself. If you're joining us from overseas, you can view our Accommodation webinars, all our past webinars can be viewed here

If you're a current student, you'll find further information about accommodation here.

Accommodation options



Number of bedrooms per flat

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

Approx £ per week


Chesil House

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.

View more details about Chesil House

Corfe House

Pitwines Close, Poole. BH15 1ED

5, 6

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.

View more details about Corfe House

Cranborne House

St. Paul's Place, Bournemouth. BH8 8HF

6, 7



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.

View more details about Cranborne House

Dorchester House

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.

View more details about Dorchester House

Lansdowne Point

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.

View more details about Lansdowne Point at Bournemouth University International College

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.

View more details about Lyme Regis House

Okeford House

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.

View more details about Okeford House

Purbeck House

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.

View more details about Purbeck House

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.

View more details about St John's Road

Student Village

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).

View more details about Student Village



Mostly 4 - 6


£97 - £118

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.

View more details about Unilet properties

Other accommodation information

Virtual tour map of talbot

BU Virtual Tour

Experience BU in 360: explore our campuses, see our range of facilities and discover our accommodation options.

Further information

Essential information

Essential information

Find out all you need to know about applying for accommodation, rent payments, what to do when you arrive and read up on the rules and regulations.

Accommodation for specific needs

Accommodation for specific needs

We have fully accessible accommodation, flats for families and couples, and summer lets. Read more about these options, as well as short-term stays.

More about BU

Student life and support

Student life and support

Read about our support services and find out more about what we do to enhance our students' experience throughout their time at BU.

Local area

Bournemouth and the local area

Discover Bournemouth and all the interesting places in and around it – there's far more to our town than just its beautiful beach. See where you can explore in this stunning part of Dorset. 

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Living with the Unknowns

Read Alice's top tips for living with people you don't know - she shares her experiences of her first year in halls on our student blog.

BU accommodation

Find out more about the various types of accommodation for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at Bournemouth University.