Accommodation for International Students
International students are usually guaranteed accommodation unless they have studied with us before. Undergraduate students can stay in university accommodation for the first year of their course and can apply to the accommodation office for subsequent years. Postgraduates can also stay in university accommodation for the first year of their course (the typical length of most Masters courses). Read more about accommodation at UEA.
The campus was designed so that everything you need for living and studying is no more than a few minutes away. The UEA campus is a mini city and home to a unique, multi-cultural community that enjoys and contributes to a lively social and cultural scene. We stage live music events, club nights, film screenings and much, much more.
The cost of accommodation depends on the type you select.
You pay your accommodation fee combined with your tuition fee for the first year, and you do so after you have started your course. Fees are payable in full, or in three instalments or by eight monthly direct debits, unless you are here for one semester (This can be arranged by speaking to the finance office on campus or emailing them once you have started your course). There is no damage deposit to pay and payment of accommodation fees is not required in advance.
Accommodation is guaranteed for your first year of study as an undergrad, or as a postgraduate on a one year course, as long as you meet the requirements listed on our Accommodation Guarantee page. Most students move out and rent a house with their friends once their first year of study has finished.
If you are not guaranteed accommodation but would like to be considered, you should still apply for a room. Whilst guaranteed students will be prioritised, any remaining rooms will be applied to non-guaranteed students.
UEA Alumnus have started a social enterprise – Kipple, which makes returnable kits for students coming to university. Additionally, many other websites create uni-kits for students as a one stop order for all things needed. Stores in town also run student days where essential things are on offer – duvets, pillows, bedding, lamps, basic kitchen goods, cutlery, etc!