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Accommodation for January 2018 starts

This page will be updated shortly to provide further information about booking accommodation if you are joining us in January 2018.

If English isn’t your first language, and you are planning to undertake a pre-sessional course at Bournemouth University International College, the accommodation process begins at an early stage. Please email prepprogs@bournemouth.ac.uk and ask about the accommodation options available to you.

Read about your accommodation options

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Chesil House

There are studio and cluster flats available for you to rent in Chesil House on our Lansdowne Campus.
Dorchester House

Dorchester House

You will only be able to book studio flats in Dorchester House for contracts starting in January.
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St John's Road

You can book studios and ensuite study rooms in St John's House, located in Boscombe just a short distance from our Lansdowne Campus.

Your next steps

Booking process

Stage 1 - registering your interest in accommodation

Undergraduate and postgraduate applicants need to use our online accommodation system to register their interest in booking BU accommodation.

There are two main stages to the booking process. Stage 1 sees you register your interest in accommodation and tell us a bit more about yourself. Stage 2 allows you to choose your accommodation and make a payment to secure your room - you will only be able to do this once you have met all the conditions of your offer.

You will receive an email from us with the information you need to register on our accommodation portal for Stage 1.

Stage 2 - booking your accommodation

Once you have met your course requirements and show as UF (Unconditional Firm) you will be eligible for Stage 2. We will send you another email letting you know when you can log back into the system and book a room from the available options.

Care leavers

If you are a proven care leaver or have a Compact agreement, you are automatically guaranteed BU accommodation regardless of when you require it.

Disclosure of medical conditions and disabilities

Students who disclose a medical condition are covered under the standard BU Guarantee policy. If you have a medical condition or disability that may significantly impact upon your living arrangements, wherever possible, the university will endeavour to accommodate you. However, there is no guarantee that a suitable room will be available and, if booking outside of the BU guarantee, you are not automatically guaranteed a room in BU accommodation. Students in this category need to register with the university's ALS team and undergo an assessment of needs so we can determine whether suitable accommodation is available or reasonable adjustments can be made before arrival.  

Students with families or dependents

The BU guarantee of accommodation is for the individual applicant or student only. Due to a shortage of suitable accommodation, the guarantee does not cover anyone else. If you have a family or dependents, you should read through your options on our Accommodation for families and couples webpage.

Terms and conditions

Please note the below dates will be updated shortly for students joining us in January 2018

BU guarantees accommodation to students commencing their first year of study that meet the following criteria:

  1. You will need to be studying a full-time course on a BU campus
  2. Your offer will need to be showing as Unconditional Firm (UF) prior to 8am on 16 December 2016 so that point 3 can take place
  3. You will need to have booked your accommodation and made your payment to secure your room by 5pm on 18 December 2016
  4. Your home address is not within the BH postcode area
  5. There are two stages to completing the online accommodation booking process. Prior to 16 December 2016, you will receive an email informing you when you are eligible to complete each stage. You will need to adhere to the instructions and deadlines in these emails in order to be guaranteed accommodation. 

Read the full terms and conditions of our accommodation guarantee.