What's on Offer

A range of student accommodation is available including catered and self-catered accommodation on campus.

The best way to find out about our accommodation is to book on an open day and attend one of our guided accommodation tours.

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Self-Catered Accommodation

Self-catered rooms start from around £5,215 for a single room (without ensuite).

The self-catered licence covers the Christmas and Easter vacations and there is no requirement for residents to move out during these times.

Catered Accommodation

A catered room offers the peace of mind of knowing that most of your food is already paid for, as catering fees (approximately 10 meals per week) are included in the total residence fee.

The catered contract is a term-time only contract. During the Christmas vacation, a half fee retainer is paid (included in the total residence fee) and residents must move out but may leave belongings in their room. During the Easter vacation, no fees are paid and residents must move out completely (including removing all belongings).

This figure includes your room fee, catering fees and the half rent Christmas retainer fee.

Couples and students with families

There are a small number of one and two bedroom self-contained self-catering flats available within our vibrant student villages. These are available on a 50-week licence agreement. Please see our Guide to Family Flats Booklet for more information.

Contemplative Community

Are You Interested in Contemplation, Meditation and/or Mindfulness? Is Spirituality an Important Part of Your Life? Would You Like to Join a Unique Residential Community on Campus?

Every year we offer a small group of students an opportunity to live in a residential Contemplative Community at West Downs Student Village. This unique community is open for students who would like to:

  • Explore an alternative way of living
  • Share community life, food and daily times of silence
  • Live more mindfully and make contemplation a regular part of their life
  • Commit to social action
  • Commit to learning from one another’s experiences
  • Be guided by experienced Mentors

Membership is open to all full-time students, Undergraduate and Postgraduate, regardless of their religion or spiritual affiliation.

So far members of the Community have identified as Atheist, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan and Spiritual Seeker (undefined), but we are open to students of all faiths and none.

Commitment to the Community and its Vision are essential.

To be eligible, you need to have made an application for University accommodation for the Academic Year 2023/24.

To express your interest in the Community, please email housing@winchester.ac.uk

For further information or an informal chat about this exciting opportunity, please contact our Lead Chaplain Fiona Gibbs on fiona.gibbs@winchester.ac.uk


Quieter Living Accommodation

We have a number of flats set aside for students who would prefer a quieter living environment. These are located in all of our accommodation areas; Burma Road, West Downs, Queens Road & Catered Halls. 

Students living in these areas are expected to adopt a moderate lifestyle in respect of alcohol, loud music and sound, and the way in which they socialise within the accommodation. 

We cannot guarantee a permanently quiet or alcohol-free environment, but grouping likeminded people together is intended to support this choice of lifestyle. 

Due to the high number of students living within student accommodation, we aren’t able to regulate the level of external or environmental noises, such as people coming in and out of blocks, people walking past the accommodation etc. 

These areas are not monitored more closely than others, as residents are expected to independently self-manage their living environment. However, there are mechanisms for addressing those who persistently fail to live in accordance with the Student Residence Regulations. 

We set aside rooms in all our undergraduate accommodation areas, however there is limited availability meaning we cannot guarantee that all applicants will be successful. However, if you would like to live in a Quieter Living environment you will need to include this request when making your accommodation application online. 



Students with support requirements

We endeavour to provide students with disabilities or a severe medical condition, who provide evidence of medical needs, accommodation (subject to availability of suitable rooms) for the duration of their course. For those students with specific access requirements, we would advise that you meet with our team and Disability at the University so we can understand which accommodation best meets your needs and whether reasonable adjustments can be made.  

For those with multiple or complex needs, we strongly recommend that you contact the Disabilities and Learning Diversity Team by calling +44 (0) 1962 827341 or emailing student.advice@winchester.ac.uk alongside contacting Student Housing Services as early as possible to have a discussion about your needs.  

We will do our best to accommodate late applications but cannot guarantee a room or a particular type of room where applications are made after the deadline date. If you have any specific requirements, pleasecontact usto discuss this further. 

Care experienced and estranged students

We recognise that some students may not have the support of a family network and/or access to alternative accommodation outside of term time. We offer year-round accommodation for estranged students and care experienced students as part of our bursary and support packages, to find out more please contact student.advice@winchester.ac.uk

In 2024 we will also be partnering with the Unite Foundation to provide Unite Foundation Scholarships  offering free accommodation in halls for up to three years.