Accommodation in Cambridge

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If you’re studying with us in Cambridge, you’ll have the option to live in halls or shared houses.

Accommodation options

Some of our halls are on campus, and our houses are within easy walking distance. Each hall or house is different, as are the social opportunities and surroundings.

Our properties are:

The following properties are available to full-time ARU students. You'll apply for them via the Residential Services Office, but they are owned and operated by third parties, who will issue your contract.

There is limited hospital accommodation available for nursing, midwifery and operating department practice students. Please complete the booking form to apply.

Find out at a glance how they compare, and how much they cost:

Cambridge halls and houses cost comparison

Cambridge property comparison chart

How to apply

We allocate accommodation on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you apply online as soon as you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer from us.

Starting in January 2023?

If you’ve accepted a place to study with us in January, we look forward to welcoming you onto campus. If you have not already received an offer of accommodation from us, we cannot guarantee University accommodation, as there is no further availability and our reserve list is closed.

If you are an international student, you must book accommodation before you travel to the UK. If you are unable to secure accommodation you are strongly advised not to travel to the UK and should defer your offer of a place to study with us until the next intake in September 2023.

There are very limited private sector options. If you would like to chat through your options in the private sector, please call us on 01245 683110 for Chelmsford and 01223 698900 for Cambridge. We are available Monday–Friday 9.30–4.30.

If you will be commuting, you can find information about travelling to our campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough.

September 2023

Applications will open in Spring 2023.

Before you apply, please check our criteria for applying and allocations policy.