International Students


Choosing your accommodation

There's a range of accommodation at the University of Portsmouth, whether you want to stay in halls of residence or choose private rented accommodation. The information below will help you to decide which type of accommodation is right for you. If you would like more details or wish to discuss your options please contact our Student Housing Office:

Halls of Residence

All new Home, EU and International students who have firmly accepted a place on a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate course to start in September 2018 are guaranteed an offer of a place in a hall of residence for your first year of study, provided we have received a completed accommodation application by the 31 May 2018.

Details of how to apply for halls will be sent to students when they hold an Unconditional Firm offer with the University of Portsmouth.

Please do not send your deposit payment until you have been offered or allocated a room.  When you receive an allocation notice, you will be advised how and to whom you should make payment.

Find out more details and photos of our Halls of Residence

Private Rented Accommodation

We know that most of our new students will decide to stay in University Halls of Residence, but we appreciate that University accommodation may not suit everyone and you might decide to stay in private accommodation.

Private rented accommodation in the city is mostly in shared student houses or lodgings. We have a dedicated team that can help you find accommodation as well as help you meet other students to share with.

To make sure you find a secure property through a trusted place, please check out our official private-sector accommodation website (all the landlords on here are linked to the University’s Student Housing team so we know who they are) or, please use the Student Union's partner accommodation agencies.  

We want you to have a positive experience so please make sure you only visit official accommodation websites and try and view houses in Portsmouth before you sign any papers and before you send any money. 

Do not send money to secure a house until you have seen the house or flat you want to take in person! 

If you have any questions about securing accommodation or would like your contract checked, our Student Housing team will be happy to assist you.

If you're a student from the European Union, please contact

If you're an International student please contact

Find out more about private rented accommodation