Undergraduate study


Hall FAQs

If you have specific questions regarding the accommodation which is available at Loughborough University then you might find the following FAQs extremely useful.

How much are accommodation fees?

There are 14 different halls of residence on campus at Loughborough University. The fees vary, depending on what halls you decide to opt for - this allows us to cater for all budgets. A full price list will be available shortly.

What type of accommodation is available?

On campus there are two types of accommodation available, catered halls and self-catered halls. Catered halls are better suited to students who lack the confidence to cook for themselves. While self-catered halls are ideal for those who are more adept in the art of cooking.

When choosing your accommodation, you can select the type of room you would prefer. You will have the option of selecting one of the following;

  • Without wash hand basin; this is a standard bedroom without a hand basin.
  • Standard; this is a standard bedroom with a hand basin.
  • Twin shared en-suite; this is a shared bedroom with its own bathroom.
  • Shared en-suite; this is a bedroom which shares access to a bathroom with one other person.
  • En-suite; this is a bedroom which has its own bathroom.
  • Studio; this is a bedroom which has its own kitchenette and private bathroom.
  • Self-contained flat; this is either a single or double bedroom which has a separate kitchen and private bathroom.
  • Accessible; this is a bedroom which has been adapted for students with disabilities.
  • Quiet room; flats which have a noise restriction in place.

The full list of halls can be found here.

Please note that you are not guaranteed to receive your preferred choice of room.

How do I apply for accommodation at Loughborough University?

All applications for first year accommodation should be completed online. More information on how you can complete this can be found here

Are all first year students guaranteed accommodation on campus?

All potential undergraduates who make Loughborough University their firm choice, are guaranteed a room in university accommodation.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee halls accommodation for students on the BTec Art Foundation programme. However, we promise to help you secure University allocated accommodation. If you progress onto the School of the Arts undergraduate programme and make Loughborough your firm choice, you will be required to apply for accommodation from May as a first year undergraduate student and will be guaranteed halls accommodation.

What facilities are available within the accommodation itself?

This will depend on the halls you are placed into. More information regarding the facilities within each hall of residence can be found here.

Typically, the main facilities available within each hall include;

  • Large common room/games room
  • Fortnightly bedroom cleaning
  • Kitchens cleaned weekly
  • Communal areas cleaned weekly
  • Card/coin operated laundrette
  • Wireless and wired internet
  • Bike shed

Living on campus, there are also a number of shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance. 

How long can students live in campus accommodation for?

Following your first year, you are given the opportunity to re-apply – however approximately 30% of all bed-space is allocated to returning students and therefore you are not guaranteed to get a place in halls in your second or final year, unless you are a student with a disability.

Can I bring my car?

Parking spaces are limited and therefore parking permits are not granted to first year students or students who live in close proximity to the university. These restrictions do not apply to students with disabilities.

More information can be found here

What security measures are in place?

In addition to the secure windows and doors which provide restricted access, the student halls on campus are patrolled by security staff and the security department operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your safety is of paramount importance to us, which is why we have these security measures in place.

Do you have special accommodation for students with disabilities?

Yes, we have a wide range of rooms across campus which have been adapted to suit the needs of students with a disability. If you would like to view or secure an adapted room, you will need to email us with evidence of your medical condition - the Disability Office will then process your request for you.

More information can be found here.

Do you have special accommodation for mature students?

No, mature students (anyone over the age of 21) are not automatically placed into different accommodation. Therefore, any mature student who would like to be in an area with fewer first year students or in a flat with a noise restriction in place should get in touch with the Student Accommodation Centre to discuss their requirements.

Do you have special accommodation for international students?

No, international students are not provided with special accommodation – however if there are any special requirements which you may need then please get in touch with the Accommodation Office

More information can be found here.

How far are the nearest shops/bars/restaurants?

Living in halls on campus, the shops, restaurants and bars are within walking distance – plus with the shuttle bus you can always get a lift if you fancy a lazy day. For more information, check out our page on Living in Loughborough.