Find the perfect place to live


Find the perfect place to live

Find the perfect place to live with the help from our Accommodation Service.

Living away from home is a big part of the student experience. It might be your first time living independently and there’s lots for you to think about before you move into your accommodation.

With several different types of accommodation available, it’s important to select the right one. You’ll need to think about which type of accommodation you want as well as location, transport links and cost.

QA do not have accommodation but can assist in finding suitable accommodation, if it is available, through the links provided in this website.

It is important that you look into accommodation options as soon as you have received your unconditional offer as this can take time. Trying to find accommodation just before you come to the UK or even when you arrive, could possibly reduce any accommodation options available to you.

Click here to see our more detailed Private Rental Accommodation Guide

Take a look at all the options available to you below, and if you have any questions, contact the accommodation team.

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Our team are here to help and can talk you through the different options available to you, and help you find accommodation to suit you.

To submit a request for our Accommodation Team to contact you, please follow the below so we can make sure your request goes to the correct team:

For students who have applied for Northumbria University (May 2024 intakes onwards), please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

For students who have applied for Ulster University May 2024 intake, please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

For students who have applied for a course starting in/or after June 2024 with Ulster University, Solent University, University of South Wales, London Metropolitan University:

  • Login to your application portal at
  • Go to ‘Contact us’
  • Submit your accommodation request, selecting accommodation as your enquiry type

Private Accommodation

Living in a privately rented property is the most popular choice for many students. These are usually managed by private or university approved landlords and offer more freedom to decide what you would like to prioritise when looking for a place to stay. Offering flexibility around the location and more control over whom you live with.

When searching for privately rented accommodation it is best to look for trusted or University approved providers for your peace of mind.

is a platform specialising in student accommodations in London & Birmingham. They have assisted 70K+ students with their accommodationsand offerstudent-friendly policies like “No Visa No Pay”, “No Uni No Pay” & “Flexible payment options. Exclusive cashback for QAHE Students. T&C’s apply. Click to view and apply.

have various guarantees in place, including a No Visa, No Pay policy which is ideal for international students, allowing free cancellation if your visa application is denied. They also offer a No Place, No Pay policy, which offers a full refund if your start date is delayed, or place is rejected.

are an accommodation provider located in Central London that provide short and long-term accommodation across the London area. They provide easy booking and flexible payment options with high end and budget friendly accommodation.

International Pathway Students

To apply for on campus accommodation with one of our university partners, will need to have received your unconditional offer letter. Let us know when you have contracted any of our partner universities directly and we can support you where possible.

Once you have secured your accommodation, please email QAHEAccommodation@qa.com and quote your student ID together with the details of the provider and property, so that your student record can be updated.

To find out more, please visit our partner websites:

Finances & Cost of Living

There are several costs to consider when it comes to finding accommodation. Are utility bills included in the rent? What is your budget for transport, food and socialising? All these things need to be factored in, as well as any unexpected costs that may occur. If you live with other people, it’s important to organise shared household finances carefully to make sure you’re paying equal amounts for bills.

is a useful tool to help estimate your monthly living costs. Once you know the approximate costs you can look at what your options are financially to cover the cost of living and studying.

Accessibility Requirements

If you need accommodation with specific accessibility requirements, contact the accommodation team. This might include finding a place to stay that has wheelchair access, adapted bathroom and kitchen facilities, ground floor living, and lifts.

If you are a pathway student looking to stay at the university’s halls of residence, contact them directly to discuss your accessibility requirements.

Accommodation Checklist

With so much to remember when choosing your accommodation and moving in, we’ve put together a short Accommodation Checklist to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Click here to download your checklist

Under 18s Accommodation

All under 18s are required to have an initial declaration signed on their application form before it can be processed, and an offer issued. During the admissions process and before a CAS can be issued to the student, ǿ must receive all relevant documentation as set out in the ǿ or relevant university partner’s Under 18 Policy.

For students under 18 years old at the time of when they course starts the following links may be helpful:

– for accommodation in the London area.
– for accommodation options nationally.