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Visiting Exchange Students

Each year, we welcome over 500 students from around the world who study at UEA as part of a visiting or exchange programme. The following information will guide you through the application and allocation processes which will apply for the academic year 2014-15.

Visiting Exchange Students (not Erasmus or Science Without Borders)

Full Year and Autumn Semester Students

Visiting and Exchange students starting courses in September 2014 should apply for accommodation in May 2014. Allocations are done in date order so the earlier you apply, the more likely you'll be given your first choice. Most offers will be sent out in June.

We are usually provided with a list of all one-semester and full academic year students so you do not need to contact us to confirm your study period. 

Spring Semester Students

Spring semester students should apply between 1 - 30 November 2014 and can expect a room offer within the first two weeks of December.

If you are coming to study a full calendar year at UEA, you will initially sign for the Spring semester and will usually be contacted after Easter about Autumn semester accommodation. You will pay both the Spring semester rate and the Autumn semester rate (which also includes the yearly price increase on 1 August). You will have the option of applying for a room for the summer vacation accommodation at the standard nightly rate.

Science without Borders Students

Students joining UEA for the academic year 2014-15 in September will be guaranteed accommodation in UEA residences. If you are starting in January 2015 you should contact the UEA Study Abroad Office directly about your accommodation.
UEA Study Abroad Office:
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591871
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591998


If you are coming in as an Erasmus Exchange student, you are not guaranteed accommodation but we encourage you to apply for a room in the first instance. Priority will be given to those students joining UEA for the Autumn Semester (September to December). We will do our very best to accommodate you and will keep you updated via email. 

If would prefer to make arrangements in the private sector we recommend that you contact the Student Union's Advice Centre: Home Run where you can find safe, comfortable and reasonably priced private accommodation off campus.

Visit: for further information.


How to apply for UEA accommodation

With the exception of Dickinson and IFSA Butler students who do not need to apply, you should apply using the standard undergraduate Accommodation Preference (application) Form (APF). You will be given a range of options to rank in order of preference (please complete all options). Please note that the 'twin room to share' option is only available to full year students.  Spring semester availability will be confirmed nearer the time.

If you have any special requests please add details in the special requirements box on the form or e-mail us directly. If you want to share with a particular student, include their name and student number on the form and make sure that they put your name and number on their form.

If you are coming to UEA for the Autumn semester or Spring semester only, you will have a special Autumn or Spring semester accommodation licence. You should be aware that the nightly rate of accommodation is higher than the standard nightly rate.

One semester room rates 2014-15:

Room Type (Please note that all UEA accommodation is self-catered) Residence Location Autumn Semester (87 nights) Spring Semester (157 nights) Academic Year (269 nights) Bathroom Facilities
En Suite Campus                      Britten House
Browne House
Colman House
Constable Terrace
Kett House 
Nelson Court 
Paston House
Victory House    
Campus £1825.26
(£146.86 per week)
(£138.60 per week)
(£128.38 per week)
Own shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet.
En Suite Village University Village:
Ash House
Beech House
Courtyard A
Courtyard B
Elm House
Larch House
Oak House
Pine House
Willow House
Yew House
Opposite campus 
(£125.79 per week)
(£118.72 per week)
(£109.97 per week)
Own shower pod with shower, washbasin and toilet.
Two Bedroom Unit
(per room)
Limited availability for Academic Year only.
Constable Terrace
Nelson Court 
Campus £1600.80 per room
(£128.80 per week)
(£121.59 per week, per person)
£4328.21 per room
(£112.63 per week, per person)
Sharing shower room with one other student.
Standard Ziggurat Norfolk Terrace
Suffolk Terrace
Campus £1432.89
(£115.29 per week)
(£108.85 per week)
(£100.80 per week)
Sharing shower rooms and toilets
Standard Campus
Orwell Close
Wolfson Close
Campus £1137.09
(£91.49 per week)
(£86.38 per week)
(£80.01 per week)
Sharing showers and toilets
Standard City
Mary Chapman Court
City Centre £1093.59
(£87.99 per week)
(£83.09 per week)
(£76.93 per week)
Sharing showers and toilets
Standard Twin Ziggurat
Not available for Autumn Semester, limited availability for Spring Semester, available for Academic Year students
Norfolk Terrace
Suffolk Terrace
Campus £980.49 per person
(£78.89 per week, per person)
(£74.41 per week, per person)
£2649.65 per person
(£68.95 per week, per person)
Sharing shower rooms and toilets

When you have decided on what type of room you would like and have read all of the relevant information please go to our 'Apply for a Room' pages.

What happens after I apply for a room? 
We will allocate your room when we have two pieces of information:

1. Your on-line application (APF) form. 
2. Confirmation from your School of Studies at UEA that you have been accepted.

Your room offer will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided on your Accommodation Preference Form. You will be given a few days, normally five, to accept (or reject) the room offer after which, if you have not responded it will be withdrawn and the room booking cancelled. Please remember to add us ( to your e-mail address book so our e-mails don't go into your junk/spam and add safe senders list (or equivalent). Please let us know if you change your e-mail address after submitting your APF.

It is your responsibility to check your e-mail account regularly including any 'Junk Mail' or any other relevant subfolders. Please ensure that you let us know if you change your e-mail address after submitting your APF.

For an overview of key dates and what happens next please see our timeline.

When should I plan to arrive at UEA?
For international students, and those with EU fee status, the arrivals days are Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September 2014. You will be able to collect your key from 10.00hrs until 20.00hrs from the LCR in Union House (see Campus Map). Arrivals day for Spring semester students will be confirmed nearer the time.  However, we do ask that you plan to arrive before 17.00hrs when the shops and other facilities on campus are open.

What am I committing to?
On arrival you will be asked to sign a document called a Licence to Occupy and you will be legally committed to abiding by the Terms and Conditions which include paying for the room for the full licence period. The Autumn semester accommodation licence ends at 10.00hrs on Saturday 13th December 2014. The Spring semester and full academic year licence end dates will be confirmed nearer the time. The full licence period including the start and end dates will be detailed on your room offer e-mail.

Invoicing for Fees
Some students arrange payment for accommodation through their home institution. If you have any queries about who pays for your accommodation, please check your room licence (before you sign) or with the UEA Accommodation Office At the start of the academic year, Finance will send an invoice for the full amount to those who are due to pay their own accommodation fees. You can pay this invoice in full or, if you are a full year student, make arrangements to pay in three termly instalments or eight monthly direct debits from a UK bank account, within 28 days from the day that you move in. We do not require accommodation deposits. Your UEA finance is managed via e-Vision (your UEA account) or you can visit the UEA Finance Office in the Registry to make payments.

Building Work

The University continues to invest in our campus and whilst every effort will be made to keep noise and disruption to a minimum, students applying for accommodation should be aware that some disturbance from construction work and traffic is inevitable, and that inevitability building work will be noisy at times.

Whilst we reserve the right to vary the usual working hours of 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday we will endeavour, where practical, to advise residents of these variations.

All current and planned university building projects are detailed on the website below. As far as possible, you will be notified in advance of any work which may specifically affect you as a resident. However, it is not always possible for us to predict exactly where works will be carried out, or the extent of the disturbance which may be caused.

We also ask you to note that it is sometimes necessary to carry out maintenance work in residences and that some disruption and disturbance can sometimes result. Again, as far as possible, you will be notified in advance of any work which may specifically affect you as a resident.

For more information please go to:

Further questions on UEA Accommodation? Please visit our FAQ page or download our Campus Life and Accommodation Guide.

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