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Halls of residence

Discover our halls of residence across Cheltenham and Gloucester. We guarantee a place in halls for all first year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students!

What are halls of residence?

Halls of residence are a type of accommodation that’s available to all students – new, returning, postgraduate and international.

There are currently around 1,900 self-catered rooms available in halls on or near our campuses – each are close to the centre of Cheltenham or Gloucester and served by the university bus service.

Halls of residence may be university-managed or managed by a partner.

Partner halls of residence are privately run and have reserved rooms for University of Gloucestershire students. They are not managed by the university. Contracts will be direct with the third-party providers and different to those for university-managed halls.

Accommodation guarantee

January / February 2022 entry

If you’ve applied for a course starting in January or February 2022, you’re guaranteed a room in University-approved residences if you apply before 1 December 2021. Applications after this time are welcome too, and remaining rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Follow the instructions below to apply.

September 2022 entry

Our 2022 accommodation guarantee offers a guaranteed place in University-approved residences for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students who meet the below criteria.

UK/EU undergraduate students

  • you are holding an unconditional firm or conditional firm offer (UF or CF) at the university, and
  • you have accepted the University of Gloucestershire as your first choice and applied for accommodation by 4 July 2022

UK/EU postgraduate students

  • you have firmly accepted your offer, and
  • completed the online halls of residence application process by 8 August 2022.

International undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • you have firmly accepted your offer, and
  • paid your tuition fee deposit, and
  • completed the online halls of residence application process by 8 August 2022.

How much do halls of residence cost?

Rooms in halls of residence range in price from £127 to £203 per week (2021/22 figures) depending on which type of room, townhouse or flat you choose. Regardless of which type of room you choose, your rent will include all utility bills (electric, gas and water), internet and basic contents insurance. Halls contracts are usually 40 weeks long – get in touch with our accommodation team to find out more.

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Residential support

The residential support team is responsible for pastoral support to residential students living in halls. The team consists of full-time residential support advisors, and hall reps who are returning student volunteers recruited by the university to support other students in halls.

The residential support team are on hand to assist you with a variety of issues that may arise while living in halls of residence, including welfare and maintenance issues. The halls are also supported by 24/7 security, cleaning and maintenance teams who aim to make your stay as productive and enjoyable as possible.

If you’re a resident in halls and in need of help or support, get in touch with our residential support team.

Halls of residence kitchen

What facilities do halls of residence include?

Each halls bedroom includes a bed, wardrobe, storage, chair, desk and internet access. Shared kitchens include a microwave, cooker, toaster, kettle, refrigerator and freezer, and there are laundry facilities available at each residence.

One-bed flats with their own private kitchens are also available, and some halls include additional facilities such as sports pitches, gyms, studios, quiet study areas, faith spaces, bars, refectories and cycle storage.

Student with cup of coffee sat in halls of residence studio

Next steps

If you’re interested in applying to stay in our halls of residence in Cheltenham or Gloucester, you’ll need to complete an online application once you’ve received an unconditional firm (UF) or conditional firm (CF) offer from the university.


You can get in touch with the accommodation team using the options below​.​


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