Lodgings for Kingston University students

Our lodgings service is perfect if you need somewhere to stay for just a few weeks or months – for example as an Erasmus or Study Abroad student. Staying in lodgings is also an excellent opportunity for Pre-Sessional students to immerse themselves in British culture, while staying with a local family.

Stay with a local family

Our lodgings scheme is perfect if you are looking for a short stay and need somewhere to rent for just a few months, for example if you are an Erasmus or Study Abroad Student. Lodging with a family is also the perfect opportunity for Pre-Sessional students to immerse themselves in the British culture, and can offer the short term/flexible housing arrangement you may be looking for.

How to find a room in lodgings

You can search for rooms on KU Student Homes. This platform advertises properties on behalf of resident landlords in Kingston and the surrounding area. The landlords' contact details are linked to their adverts so all you need to do is contact them directly to arrange property viewings, contract signings and payment for deposit and rent.

Please note: Although Kingston University ensures that properties advertised on this platform are compliant with all property certification, the contract is often between yourself and the landlord directly so the University is not involved unless the room is in a Headed Tenancy Property.

How to find a room in lodgings

How much should I pay for lodgings?

Costs for lodgings will vary, so please ask the landlord when you express an interest in the room. You should expect to pay:

  • Rent – From £100 to £200 per person per week excluding bills.
  • Bills – At least £15 per person per week for utilities (gas, electricity, water, insurance, TV licence and internet/telephone connection).
  • Deposit – Landlords will expect up to five weeks' rent plus a further month's rent in advance.
Pre-Sessional accommodation

Pre-Sessional accommodation

Kingston University offers four different pre-sessional English courses. These vary in length from 6 to 22 weeks. Pre-sessional courses are normally completed before the start of a university degree, to allow the applicant to improve their English skills before the start of term.

We try to accommodate pre-sessional students in our halls of residence but, due to high demand, this is not always possible. Through our lodging service, you can find short-time, flexible accommodation. You also have the option to lodge with a family, giving you an extra opportunity to practise your language skills.

We recommend that you get in touch with the accommodation team to discuss your options if you need access to accommodation before the start of term.

Any questions?

Please get in touch if you have any queries for the accommodation team at Kingston University.