University-managed halls of residence

We want you to enjoy living and studying in Plymouth, build life-long friendships and feel fully supported during your time with us. We offer a great variety of halls to choose from, that provide a safe and friendly environment for our students.

Your accommodation licence will be with the University, and our halls are provided in partnership with UPP, the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. 

They provide and maintain the buildings while the University provides a range of support for you, including social events to create great communities, welfare support and 24/7 security to help to keep you safe. 

Our halls are located on campus, or within the nearby student village - only a few minutes’ walk from both University facilities and city-centre amenities.

Applications for September 2022

Applications for accommodation will open on the 1st of February 2022 for applicants joining the University this Autumn. To make an application for a place in halls, the University of Plymouth must be your first choice University. 

Accommodation Guarantee

We guarantee a place in halls – either University-managed or from accredited private providers – to all new undergraduate first-year students who make Plymouth their firm first choice and apply before the 16 June 2022.

Returning residents

Returning students will be able to make an application from February 2022.

Prepaid catering package 

Forget about cooking, food shopping and washing up this year, and enjoy the benefits of a flexible prepaid way to eat while studying at the University of Plymouth. Enjoy sustainable, locally sourced, fresh food from a range of our award-winning campus cafes with our prepaid catered halls package. Available from September 2022 to those living in University-managed accommodation, this package spans over 35 weeks of the year, providing your breakfast and a two course dinner from Monday to Friday, excluding the Christmas break and Bank Holidays.

Find out more about prepaid catering

Cafe JBs on the Derriford campus
<p>Mary Newman Building</p>

Living within the private sector 

If university accommodation is not for you the city of Plymouth offers a huge range of accommodation for students, so whether you are looking for purpose built student accommodation, student houses, flats or even homestays, there's something out there to meet all budgets both in the city centre or surrounding areas.

Find out more about private sector accommodation

<p>Plymouth landscape</p>

Current Residents: Accommodation COVID-19 FAQs

Please see our Accommodation related FAQs available on the Accommodation Portal.

The Student Accommodation Code

We adhere to the Student Accommodation Code which means that we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the best quality accommodation while you are with us. The Code is managed by an external group which inspects our halls to ensure that they are in tip-top condition.