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Please note that the University has made some alterations to the semester dates to for the 2021-22 academic year. The West Downs and Catered Halls 2021-22 accommodation licence lengths, have therefore been amended to ensure that they cover the full academic year. Please see below for the updated licence lengths and costs for the 2021-22 academic year.
Detailed below are the residence fees for the 2021-22 academic year. Figures given here are rounded to give a headline cost. The exact cost for payment purposes will be given during the online room offer process, which occurs during June-September.
All residences fees include heating, water, electricity, Internet costs and basic contents insurance.
There is no deposit payable for any university owned or managed accommodation. This may differ for any accommodation owned and/or managed privately.
Licence Length (weeks)
2021-22 Total Licence Cost
|Burma Road (Self Catered)|
|Queens Road (Self-Catered)|
|Twin (per person)||40||£3,598.00|
|West Downs (Self-Catered)|
|Premium Shared Facilities||38||£5,226.90|
|King Alfred Quarter (Catered) Alwyn, St Elizabeth's, Beech Glade|
|2 bed flat||50||£10,080.00|
|1 bed flats||50||£9,117.50|
|Beech Glade Flat||38||£5,625.90|
UMH first year
Licence Length (weeks)
2020-21 Total Licence Cost
*figures indicated are based on 2020/2021 costs and are likely to increase for 2021/22
Download the full Accommodation Rent Costs 2021-22
One semester rates
One-semester Licences are only available to particular groups of International students on one-semester exchange programmes.
Download the full Single Semester Rents 2020-21
All packages cover 32 term time weeks
Catering Package 1
Cost per week: £48.50
Meals covered per week: 10
Cost for full contract: £1,552.00
Catered Halls and Catering Package 2
Cost per week: £67.90
Meals covered per week: 14
Cost for full contract: £2,172.80
Catering Package 3
Cost per week: £101.85
Meals covered per week: 21
Cost for full contract: £3,259.20
All meals numbers quoted are dependent on the individual card holder's spending pattern and are only a guide as the card holder may spend the allowance in any outlet throughout the week as required.
Starter pack costs
Bedding pack for single bed £27.50
What’s included: duvet, pillow & linen for single bed
Kitchen pack £45.50
What’s included: cutlery, crockery, tea towel & selection of pans and utensils
We have partnered with student insurance provider Endsleigh to provide some cover for the contents in your room if you live in University Managed Accommodation (either on or off campus*).
You don’t need to do anything to action this cover, but we encourage you to ensure you fully understand the protection provided and check it is sufficient for your needs.
Visit Check Your Cover to:
- Check your level of cover
- Review key exclusions and limitations
- Check your policy excess
- Learn how to make a claim
Extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables
*If you live in Riverside Way or Cathedral Point, you have a separate cover agreement with Endsleigh and you can use the same link above to check the cover available.
Payment of residence fees
When you are sent your room offer in the Summer, you will also be asked to set up your payments for accommodation. You will be able to either pay in full, which will entitle you to a discount, or set up a ‘Recurring Card Payment’ to pay in 3 instalments.
For details of how to pay your residence fees, please refer to section 5 of the Regulations for payment of University fees
To make a payment please visit our online payment portal
Payment in full
If full payment is received by October 2021 (date t.b.c), you can take advantage of our early settlement discount:
- For students in a single room the discount is £100
- For students in a twin room the discount is £50
Contact Student Housing services
Telephone: +44 (0)1962 827533
Your Accommodation includes...
- unlimited, free WIFI
- all bills covered
- 24 hour security
- cleaning service for communal areas
- bedroom furniture
- en-suites in most rooms
- bike lockers for hire
- contents insurance
- short walk to campus
- close to city centre, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants...
- train station and bus stops nearby