As Bournemouth and Poole are major tourist towns there is a wide range of accommodation available and it is much cheaper than other parts of the country such as London.

There are three types of accommodation available for students:

Halls of Residence in Bournemouth town centre (from £150 – £180 per week, including bills).

Privately rented self-catering accommodation – houses or flats shared with other students or with the landlord (average £96 per week, excluding bills such as water rates, electricity and gas)

Living with a host family in a private home, often with breakfast and evening meal provided (average £115 per week, including bills)

Students who have accepted a place on a course will get an email at the end of March to let them know what to do about finding accommodation. This information is produced in the form of an ‘Accommodation Booklet’ which can be downloaded from our main Accommodation section.

Students wishing to live in the halls of residence can apply for a place using the electronic form available form their MyApplication portal page. (This needs to be completed before the deadline, which is usually the end of May). Priority is given to students with the greatest need so international students living overseas are usually successful in obtaining a place.

Those who prefer not to live in halls of residence can get help with finding the right place at:

  • One of our Accommodation Days (held in August). These events make it easy to find self-catering accommodation, particularly houses or flats to share with other students and are great for students who are able to travel here. Please note it is essential to register for one of these days if you are going to come along.
  • Alternatively, the aubstudentpad website has details of all types of accommodation and there is a message board where students advertise rooms that are available or you can post a message yourself to find other housemates. (This is a good option if students are unable to attend an Accommodation Day).

More about the Halls of Residence

Madeira Road opened in September 2014 and provides accommodation for 378 students in the centre of Bournemouth.

Bath Road is our new premium studio development in Bournemouth. This town centre accommodation consists of 84 self-contained studios with modern kitchenettes and en-suite shower rooms.

Hurn House is an established halls of residence, newly acquired by AUB for 2017. It is located in the popular Lansdowne area of central Bournemouth and is suitable for undergraduate students.

SkyLine is opening in September 2019 and is a brand new halls of residence offering en-suite rooms in shared apartments and studios. The halls offer a variety of communal spaces including a cinema room, gym, TV lounge and games areas, as well as several study rooms. There is the Sky Lounge located on the 16th floor with a large communal kitchen and dining area for you to enjoy with sea views as well as a roof terrace with outdoor BBQ.

All halls of residence have broadband internet connections.

A bedding pack (duvet, pillow, sheet and pillowcase) can be provided if requested in advance, but students will need to provide extra bedding, towels and cooking items themselves. If students want to buy essential items such as this before arrival they can contact a private company called All-Unied to organise this.

We can guarantee international students a room in one of our halls of residence if you apply for a room by the deadline on 26 May 2019.