Each year, we welcome over 200 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 2013-14.
Visiting Exchange Students (not Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus or Science Without Borders)
Full Year and Autumn Semester Students
Visiting and Exchange students starting courses in September 2014 should apply for accommodation in April/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 late July/early August.
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 2013 and can expect a room offer within the first two weeks of December.
If you are coming from a university in Australia or New Zealand 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
If you are for the academic year 2014-15 in September you do not need to apply for a room and will be emailed your allocation directly. If you are starting in January 2014 you should contact the UEA Study Abroad Office directly about your accommodation.
UEA Study Abroad Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: +44 (0)1603 591871
Fax: +44 (0)1603 591998
Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus Students
Although we are unable to guarantee accommodation to all Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus students we have made a significant number of rooms available, mainly in our city centre accommodation in Mary Chapman Court, for those joining UEA for the second semester beginning in January 2014. We would encourage you to apply for a room in UEA residences (see below).
The Student Union's Home Run service can also help you find safe, comfortable and fairly priced accommodation off campus.
Visit: www.ueastudent.com/housing/erasmus-students for further information.
How to apply for UEA accommodation
With the exception of Butler and Dickinson 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 and you are asked to rank them all in order. Please note that the 'twin room to share' option is only available to full year students and that options for Spring semester only students may be limited.
A new residence is being built between Orwell Close, Wolfson Close, Britten House and Colman House during the academic year 2013-14. A number of rooms in those residences will be close to this work and are therefore being offered at a 10% discount. They will appear on the Accommodation Preference Form with 'Building Work Rent Reduction' in the title. If you are coming for the full year you will be able to apply for one of these rooms.
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 2013-14 (Note that all UEA accommodation is self-catered):
|Room Type||Residence||Location||Autumn Semester (87 nights)||Spring Semester (157 nights)||Academic Year (269 nights)||Bathroom Facilities|
|En Suite Campus||Britten House
|Own shower room with shower, washbasin and toilet.|
|En Suite Village||University Village:
|Own shower pod with shower, washbasin and toilet.|
|Two Bedroom Unit
Limited availability for Academic Year only.
|Sharing shower room with one other student.|
|Standard Single Ziggurat||Norfolk Terrace
|Sharing shower rooms and toilets|
|Standard Single Campus
|Sharing showers and toilets|
|Standard Single City
||Mary Chapman Court
|Sharing showers and toilets|
|Standard Twin Ziggurat
Not available for Autumn Semester, limited availability for Spring Semester, available for Academic Year students
|Campus||£933.51 per pers
|£1590.41 per pers
(£70.91 pp pw)
| £2523.22 per pers
(£65.66 pp pw)
|Sharing shower rooms and toilets|
The University is investing £58 million in the campus including a new 231 bed, environmentally advanced student residence due to be completed in Summer 2014.
The advanced environmental aspects of the building include triple glazing, grey water recycling to flush toilets and a green living wall to complement the landscape of campus.
The green design means that 69% of the building’s energy is anticipated to be provided by renewable sources. The building will produce 95% less CO2 than the same building if it were built to normal building standards.
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 the 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.
A number of rooms identified as being immediately adjacent to the building work are being offered as a discounted rate of 10%. These rooms appear on the Accommodation Preference Form with 'Building Work Rent Reduction' in the Title.
All 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: www.uea.ac.uk/estates
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