Accommodation

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 which 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 the city centre! 

Applications for September 2023

Applications for accommodation will open around the end of January 2023 for applicants joining the University in September 2023. 
We understand how important it is for new students to find the home that's right for them, so that's why we offer an Accommodation Guarantee. We guarantee to offer a place in Halls - either University-managed or with an accredited private provider - to all new undergraduate students who apply for their accommodation before the 19 June 2023 and meet the criteria set out in our terms and conditions.
Please note: to make an application for a place in Halls, the University of Plymouth must be your first choice University. Once the Accommodation Portal opens, you will be sent an email inviting you to make an account and make your booking!

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 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. 

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. Whether you're 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.
University-managed Halls offer single person accommodation from September to July and are most popular with first year undergraduates. Summer stays are also available. 
If you are looking for something different, there is a range of accommodation on offer in the city. Accommodation near the University includes rooms in shared student houses, purpose built student accommodation, and other options. Plymouth is a popular student city, so it is never too soon to start looking and secure your preferred property!

<p>Plymouth landscape</p>

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.