Accommodation for international students
All of our modern student accommodation is within easy walking distance of our campus and the city centre, with Leicester’s many attractions only minutes away.
We offer a guarantee of accommodation for international students starting their degree in September, subject to qualifying criteria. Contracts for international students commence on 13 September 2019 in time for International Welcome Week.
Halls of residence
We offer you the choice of 10 halls of residence, which means you’ll get the chance to meet lots of new people. There is a variety of contract lengths to suit your needs, with prices ranging from £97 to £191 per week. All our halls are self-catered, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please, and are furnished with DMU providing a bedding pack including a duvet, pillow and bedsheets.
You can see what each one offers by clicking or tapping on the pictures below.
St Martins House
To explore your options, click or tap on the blue pins. You can also move around the map – and zoom in and out – to see where our halls are in relation to key locations on campus.
Choosing your accommodation
You can choose your own room, subject to availability and subject to business requirements*, with our online booking system.
With such a big choice, one of the most important things to consider is the cost – make sure you look at the total contract price as well as the weekly rate.
You should also consider when rent is due and if there are any upfront costs, as you could have to pay these before your student loan arrives.
Private halls will also require a guarantor and there could be additional expenses, such as upgrading your internet access or contents insurance.
Accommodation for students undertaking English language courses
For international students coming to study the English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP) and/or pre-sessional English course in June and July 2019.
Accommodation is available at Liberty Court and Liberty Park - Prices to be confirmed.
7th June 2019 - 6th September 2019
14th June 2019 - 6th September 2019 (Liberty Park only)
12th July 2019 - 6th September 2019
Rooms will be available to book via our online booking system from April. All eligible applicants will be sent an email with their login instructions to access the system and book a room.
Once you have selected your room you will be sent (via email)
- The tenancy document which you will need to complete and return directly to the hall
- Payment details and amount to pay, bank transfer details and reference number to quote
You will need to complete and return the tenancy agreement and make the payment within seven days in order to confirm your booking.
Students arriving for the August pre-sessional English course will need to book directly with a provider, details to follow.
Returning international students
DMU aims to provide a room for all returning international students upon request (subject to availability and business requirements*). Returning overseas and EU students will have the same choice of halls as UK students.
Please note there is a deadline to make your booking which is 31 July 2019.
*The University will designate rooms based on forecast student accommodation requriements for designated cohorts. These designations and predicted forecasts can fluctuate regularly allowing the university to remain agile in order to meet student requirements.
The Student Accommodation Code
We have signed up to the Universities UK Student Accommodation Code of Practice, which protects your right to safe, good quality accommodation.
University-sourced privately managed halls are signed up to the ANUK National Code, an equivalent voluntary scheme that commits the providers to maintaining professional benchmark standards for large student developments.
Other accommodation providers are available in Leicester, but they might not be covered by the codes.
*The University will designate rooms based on forecast student accommodation requirements for designated cohorts. These designations and predicted forecasts can fluctuate regularly allowing the university to remain agile in order to meet student requirements.