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Housing guide for international students

It’s important that you have accommodation in place before you arrive in Southampton. Both private and university residence options are high in demand so you will need to start planning well in advance.

Most landlords and private providers of accommodation require a UK guarantor and or six months’ rent in advance as a minimum.

We strongly advise you to make sure that you have accommodation in place before making travel plans.

Here, we've put together some information to help guide you when looking at accommodation options in and around Southampton.

If you would like to stay in Solent University residences, you will need to make an online application for accommodation in advance of your arrival. You can find out more here.

You will need a unique reference number to be able to register and apply for accommodation with us which will be sent to you by email if you have chosen Solent University as your first choice. If your course starts in January, you won’t automatically receive an email from, us so you will need to email to ask for your unique reference number. Please note that accommodation options in January are very limited so you will need to look at your options well in advance of your arrival to the UK.