International students

We know that finding a comfortable and secure place to live at university is vital, especially if you are an international student coming to live in the UK for the first time.

That is why we guarantee new international undergraduate and postgraduate students a room in university-sourced accommodation (subject to the terms of our International Student Accommodation Guarantee)|.

This guarantee applies to both EU and overseas students coming to DMU to study. We also aim to provide a room for all returning International students upon request and subject to availability.

Contracts for new overseas students will start on Friday 12th September in time for International Welcome Week

Filbert Village|
New Wharf  |
Newarke Point|
Victoria Hall|
Liberty Park|

Returning overseas students wanting to remain in halls of residence after their first year and all EU students will have the same choice of halls as UK students. New EU students wanting to arrive before Friday 19th September for International Welcome Week should contact the hall of residence to arrange early arrival

All rooms are furnished and all new international students are provided with a welcome pack (duvet, pillow and sheets).

International Student Support can also offer a wide range of advice (how to open a bank account in the UK), services (free airport pick-ups from Heathrow Airport to the university) and events (International Welcome Week) for our International students.

Contracts beginning January - May

If you are an Erasmus, exchange or ELPP A,B,C student requiring accommodation from between January and May then please email  prior to your arrival so that we can assist you. Please see the information on students starting in January| for more details.

English Language Preparation Programme D and
Pre-sessional English Language Courses 

If you are an International student and you are coming to study the ELPP and/or Pre-sessional English course after June 2014, you can book your accommodation via the Centre for English Language Learning team who work closely with the Accommodation Office to service your requirements.


The main intake weekend is 19-21 September 2014 as this is when the majority of students will arrive. New overseas students accommodation contracts will begin a week earlier than this on 13 September 2013 in time for International Welcome Week. If you are an EU student or a returning overseas student your contract will begin on 20 Septmeber, if you will be arriving earlier than this date please contact your chosen hall directly to arrange an early arrival and to change contract dates. Please note that you will only be allowed to move into your room early if you have completed your booking and made arrangements for your early arrival in advance.

If you are due to arrive ouitside of our normal working hours| (on intake weekend staff will be available between 9am and 3pm) Please contact your chosen hall to arrange key collection. If you arriove out of hours and you have not made arrangements with your hall in advance or you have not completed your booking you will be unable to move into your room when you arrive. If you arrive and have not got a confirmed booking you will need to make your own temporary arrangements until you are able to move into halls of residence.

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