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Accommodation

Whether your course is being held at the Cranfield campus, or the Shrivenham campus we are pleased to assist you in securing suitable accommodation for the duration of your studies.

At the Cranfield campus we offer a wide range of accommodation options for our students; including accommodation for full-time single students, couples and families. All of our on campus accommodation is located within a short walking distance to all other on campus facilities. 

You may prefer to live off campus in the local community; we also maintain listings of private accommodation - from rooms in shared houses, to apartments and family homes.

On campus accommodation at the Shrivenham campus is prioritised for British military students; however, we are pleased to assist you in securing private accommodation in the local area.


  • How to apply

    Once you have been offered a place on one of our full-time courses based at the Cranfield campus, you will be eligible to apply for accommodation. 

    With your course offer you will be sent a login and password for the student web portal (EVE), where you can apply for accommodation online.

    Our accommodation is very popular and we strongly recommend that you make your application as soon as you receive your EVE login information.

    We will begin to accept accommodation applications for the 2014-15 year from late January, or February 2014.

    We offer accommodation in the order the applications are received and they are prioritised as follows:

    • Special consideration for medical reasons**
    • New students
    • Current students

    ** If you feel your application requires special consideration due to a medical condition, you must make us aware at the time you apply for accommodation. We will ask you to supply a current medical letter from your doctor which explains why your application for on campus accommodation should be prioritised on medical grounds.

  • Single rooms

    We guarantee an offer of accommodation to all new students who make their application for single student accommodation on, or before, the 13th May, providing your course starts in October that year.

    We have a wide range of accommodation on campus including rooms with private bathroom facilities (en suite) and those with shared bathroom facilities. We are also pleased to offer both catered and self catered accommodation.

    Our single rooms are located in: 

  • Couple's apartments

    If your partner will be coming to Cranfield to live with you for the whole duration of your full-time course, and you do not have any children coming with you, you will be able to apply for a studio apartment in Fedden House.

    We regret that we are not able to guarantee of an offer of couple’s accommodation as it is very popular.

  • Family houses

    If your family will be coming to Cranfield with you for the whole duration of a full-time course, and you have one or more children accompanying you, you will be eligible to apply for a family house.

    We have two, three and four bedroom houses which we allocate based on the number and age of the children in your family.

    We regret that we are not able to guarantee of an offer of family accommodation as this type of accommodation is always very popular.

  • Off campus accommodation

    Not all of our students live on campus; we are pleased to be able to help you find privately rented accommodation if you would prefer to live in the local area. 

    As well as the nearby village of Cranfield, other popular areas include: Wootton, Marston Mortaine, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell, Kempston, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Woburn Sands. 

    Do consider transport options carefully when considering off campus accommodation as you will almost certainly benefit from the use of a car.

    For guidance relating to how to book private accommodation and listings of available properties, please see StudentPad

  • Cranfield: Short Stay Accommodation

    Whether you are a registered part-time student, attending one of our short courses or visiting the campus for events such as graduation, we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation situated on campus which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities.

    Mitchell Hall

    Each en suite room is fully furnished including a desk and chair and wireless internet facilities. In addition, towels and tea/coffee making facilities are provided and a coin operated launderette service is available.

    Meals are available in our B.L.D. restaurant situated within Mitchell Hall, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.

    Rates

    Single occupancy

    £42.00 per night for registered part-time students, room only.
    £80.00 (incl.VAT) per night for short course delegates and visitors, including breakfast.

    Double occupancy: 

    £105.00 (incl. VAT) per night, including breakfast

    To make an enquiry or booking in Mitchell Hall, please contact our Reservations Team

    Tel: +44 (0) 1234 754301

    Cranfield Management Development Centre

    The Cranfield Management Development Centre (CMDC) has 186 en-suite rooms all with showers and bath, tea/coffee making facilities,
    Freeview TV, complimentary wireless internet facilities, iPod docking station, ironing station and hair dryer.

    To make an enquiry or booking in CMDC please visit our website

    Tel: +44 (0) 1234 754882

  • British Military Students

    There are three types of accommodation available for military students at the Shrivenham campus:

    • Single rooms on campus in the Officers' Mess accommodation
    • Married Quarters
    • Privately rented accommodation.

    The first two categories are available to British military students. Although military students from overseas are not entitled to occupy these types of accommodation, they may be able to do so if there is spare capacity. This option is not open to civilian students but we can assist you in finding rooms or houses to rent in the local area.

    MOD sponsored single military students should contact the Accommodation Officer at the Shrivenham Station Officers Mess:

    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 785929

    If you are a MOD sponsored military student and you require married accommodation, please contact the Defence Infrastructure Organisation:

    Tel: 0800 1696322

    Mil: 94510 8000

    From overseas: +44 (0) 1904 418000

  • Civilian Students

    Many of our students live in privately rented houses or rooms in shared houses; either in the nearby villages of Shrivenham or Watchfield, or in local towns such a Faringdon and Swindon. For further information of private properties available in the Shrivenham area, please visit our listings.

    To travel to the campus, there is a regular bus service from Swindon to Faringdon calling in at the Shrivenham campus and the Defence Academy.  

    If you need any assistance in securing private rental accommodation for your studies, please contact Student Accommodation at the Shrivenham campus.

  • Overseas Students

    If you are coming from overseas we strongly advise you not to bring your family to the UK until satisfactory accommodation arrangements have been made.

    On campus accommodation is limited and priority has to be given to British military students. Normally, students from overseas, both military and civilian, will need to secure privately rented accommodation. For further information of private properties available in the Shrivenham area, please visit our listings.

    For further information or assistance, please contact Student Accommodation

  • Shrivenham: Short Stay Accommodation

    There is no short-term accommodation on the Shrivenham campus; however, there are several privately owned bed and breakfast establishments and hotels in the local area.

    Within walking distance

    White Horse B&B, Cherry Bungalow, Station Road, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8JL
    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 780301

    Barrington Arms Hotel, 25 High Street, Shrivenham, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8AN
    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 784692

    Within a short car or taxi journey

    Highlands of Highworth, Swindon Road, Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 7DE
    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 765131

    Portquin Guest House, Highworth Road, Blunsdon, SN9 7DH
    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 721261

    Sudbury House Hotel, London Street, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8AA
    Tel: +44 (0) 1367 241272

    Rose and Crown Hotel, 3 High Street, Ashbury, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN6 8NA
    Tel: +44 (0) 1793 710222

    Weston Farm B&B, Buscot Wick, Nr Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8DJ
    Tel: +44 (0) 1367 252222

    Disclaimer: Cranfield University is unable to take responsibility for the content of external websites.

  • English Language Course Accommodation

    If you are attending the pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course and your follow-on course (postgraduate taught or research programme) is being held at the Cranfield campus, please ensure you apply for accommodation for your follow-on course as soon as you receive your EVE login information, as on campus accommodation is always very popular.

    We aim to offer you the same room for the EAP and your follow-on course, if possible. If we are not able to offer you accommodation for your follow-on course, we aim to offer you temporary accommodation for the duration of the EAP.

    If you plan to bring your partner or family to live with you during your studies and have booked couples’ or family accommodation at the Cranfield campus for your follow-on course, we strongly suggest that you attend the EAP course as a single person, so we may offer you temporary accommodation for duration of the course. We suggest you make arrangements for your partner or family to join you once your follow-on course has started as we do not often have couples’ and family accommodation available during the summer months, as the properties are occupied.

    If your follow-on course is being held at the Shrivenham campus, we aim to offer you temporary single accommodation at the Cranfield campus for the duration of your EAP.

    You should expect to receive information about accommodation for your EAP course 3 to 4 weeks before the EAP course begins.

    If you have any questions about accommodation for the EAP course please contact the Accommodation Office.

  • General questions

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    What type of accommodation can I apply for?

    If you will be attending a full-time course at the Cranfield campus you will be eligible to apply for on campus accommodation.

    You are eligible to apply for a single room if you will be attending your own.

    You are eligible to apply for couples' accommodation if your partner/spouse will be living with you for the duration of your course.

    You are eligible to apply for family accommodation if your partner/spouse and/or child(ren) will be living with your for the duration of your course.

    How many rooms are there on campus?

    We have a total of 1039 single rooms on campus for full-time students

    How many studio apartments for couples are located on campus?

    We have a total of 75 studio apartments for full-time students and their partner/spouse.

    How many family houses are located on campus?

    We have 110 family houses for full-time students on campus which comprise of the following:

    • Two bedroom houses: 52
    • Three bedroom houses: 47
    • Four bedroom houses: 11

    Do you have any twin (shared) rooms?

    We do not have any rooms on campus that are suitable for two people to share.

    What is 'en suite' accommodation?

    This means that the room has its own private bathroom facilities such as a bath or shower, and a toilet.

    What is 'catered' accommodation?

    Students in catered accommodation are provided with a monthly meal allowance which can be used in Residential Services catering outlets, in order to purchase meals. There are no cooking facilities in catered accommodation; however, you will be able to prepare light snacks in one of the shared pantries.

    What is 'self-catered' accommodation?

    Students in self-catered accommodation will share kitchen facilities; usually with between five to eight other students.

    Are internet facilities available in the accommodation?

    Yes, all student accommodation on campus has internet facilities via Wi-Fi and most accommodation also has a data point.

    How many people share the bathroom facilities in the standard accommodation?

    You will usually share facilities with six to eight students depending on the type of accommodation.

    What is the difference between the 'premier en suite' rooms in Lanchester Hall, and the 'medium en suite' rooms in Lanchester Hall?

    The premier en suite rooms are located in one block which was newly built in 2006 and features large kitchens with modern facilities.

    How long is the tenancy period?

    Most tenancies will run for a minimum period of 49 weeks; those who have to undertake projects away from Cranfield as part of their course may apply to vacate early by completing a 'notice to quit' form. This will enable you to vacate after 30 weeks.

    If you are undertaking a PhD you will be eligible to live on campus for a total period of two years.

    Do you have single gender areas in on campus accommodation?

    We do not have specific areas for those who wish to live in a single gender area; however, we will do our best to offer gender single accommodation when requested, when possible.

    Please let us know when you apply for accommodation.

    Are cleaning services provided?

    Cleaning is carried out by University housekeeping staff or appointed contractors. Room cleaning is provided on a weekly basis in Mitchell Hall, as well as communal areas. In all other accommodation cleaning is carried out in communal areas only, each week.

    Cleaning in the family houses is the responsibility of the residents.

    Am I insured for my possessions?

    Personal belongings insurance is compulsory and is paid annually with the first instalment of accommodation fees. Details of your policy will be provided on arrival, when you collect your keys.

    Is car parking available?

    You must register your car with Residential Services if you live on campus. Parking on campus is free of charge, with car parks conveniently located around the residential park. 

    Where can I store my bicycle?

    Residents are able to secure bicycles in cycle racks located close to the residential areas.

    Will I be allowed visitors to stay with me in my room?

    You will be permitted to have a guest to stay overnight for no more than two consecutive nights in any one week.

    If you have a guest to stay for a longer period we have hotel accommodation located on campus.

    Can I bring my pet(s)?

    Unfortunately pets are not allowed in any University accommodation on campus.

    What happens when the University closes over Christmas?

    The administrative offices and Lanchester Hall reception close each year over the Christmas period for approximately 12 days; typically 24 December until 2 or 3 January. Duty Managers are available and based at Mitchell Hall reception.

    The Security Department may also deal with emergencies during this time.

  • New student applications

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    How do I apply for accommodation located at the Cranfield campus?

    You will be able to make an application for accommodation once you have been formally offered a place on one of our full-time courses which is being held at the Cranfield campus.

    To apply for on campus accommodation you should log in to the EVE portal and make an application. We recommend that you make an application as soon as you are able to, as on campus accommodation is very popular.

    When can I apply for accommodation on campus?

    You will be eligible to apply once you have received a formal offer for a place on a full-time course. However, you do not need to have accepted your course offer to be able to apply.

    We will begin to accept applications for accommodation in late January or February for new students who are due to begin their studies in October.

    Do you guarantee an offer of accommodation?

    All applicants who are due to begin full-time courses which begin in October and who apply for single accommodation on, or before, the 13 May are guaranteed an offer of on campus accommodation.

    Applications are processed in the order the applications are received. We strongly recommend that you make your application as soon as you are able, as on campus accommodation is very popular.

    We regret we cannot offer a guarantee to those who apply after the guarantee deadline, or those whose courses are due to start at other times of the year.

    There is no guarantee of an offer of accommodation for couples’ or family accommodation.

    Am I guaranteed to receive an offer for one of my room preferences?

    Some types of accommodation are more popular then others. We will attempt to offer you one of your preferences in the order you have listed them on your application. If we find that all of your preferred types of room are unavailable, we will look to offer you the next available type of room, which is the most similar to the room preferences listed on your application.

    We may find that all of the accommodation which best matches your preferences is fully booked, in which case we will offer you any available type of room. For example we may offer you an en suite room if all the standard rooms are fully booked, or a catered room if all of the self-catered rooms are fully booked.

    Do you guarantee an offer of on campus accommodation for International students?

    We do not offer a specific guarantee of an offer of accommodation to International students. 

    We process accommodation applications in the order in which they are received.

    If I apply after the guarantee deadline for single accommodation, will I still receive an offer of accommodation?

    We will continue to process applications for accommodation until all of the rooms are booked. We may still be able to make you an offer and will contact you as soon as we are able to confirm the outcome of your application.

    Can I view the accommodation before I make my application?

    We recommend you make your application as soon as your able as on campus accommodation is very popular.

    We offer accommodation tours during University Open Days. As we are a postgraduate university our rooms are occupied throughout the year which means we are unlikely to have rooms to view at other times.

    Can I live with my friend?

    If your friend will also be a full-time student at the University we recommend that you both make an application for single student accommodation at the same time and include your request on your application. It is helpful if you both include the name of your friend and their student reference number.

    Can I apply for single accommodation and family or couples’ accommodation?

    You will not be able to apply for two different types of accommodation. You must decide which type of accommodation you would prefer at the time of making your application.

    You will only be eligible for couples’ or family accommodation if your partner/family will be accompanying you throughout your tenancy period.

    Can I apply for single accommodation and later apply for family or couples’ accommodation if my family/partner join me part-way through my course?

    Due to the limited number of properties suitable for families and couples we cannot guarantee that this type of accommodation will be available if you are planning for your family or partner to join you part-way through your course, as demand is usually high. We would recommend that you also consider the possibility of securing privately managed accommodation in the local area. 

    Family/couples’ accommodation is not available for short-term stays, with the minimum tenancy period being six months.

    I am a part-time student, can I apply for accommodation on campus?

    Yes, we have a hotel on campus if you wish to book accommodation for a short period of time.

    I am a visiting student, can I apply for on campus accommodation?

    Yes, you can apply for accommodation online using our EVE portal once you have been formally been offered a place to study at the University.

    When will I receive a response to my application?

    We begin to process applications from those whose courses begin in October, in approximately April or May. How quickly you will receive the outcome of your application will depend how early you applied as we process the applications in the order they are received.

    Applications are processed throughout the summer months until all of the accommodation is fully booked. We aim to respond to all applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, by early August.

    Should I let the Accommodation Office know if I have a medical condition or special access requirements?

    If you have any medical condition or special access requirements which you feel are relevant to your accommodation needs, it is very important that you state them on your application. It is very unlikely we will be able consider additional requests after we have allocated your accommodation due to the high demand for on campus accommodation.

    Where you would like your application to be considered on medical grounds we will require a recent medical letter from your doctor (in English), to accompany your application. The letter should be relevant to your application and it should explain why your doctor feels you should live on campus.

    If you have special access requirements you should contact the Accommodation Office at the time your application is made. Following your application, we may recommend that you visit the campus and view the accommodation with a member of the accommodation team. Shortly after you arrive at the campus and start your course, we will discuss a Personal Emergency Evacuation Procedure with you, if this is required.

    What should I do if I am not offered University accommodation?

    If we are not able to make you an offer of accommodation we recommend that you consider privately managed accommodation located off campus. 

    You must ensure that you have arranged private accommodation before you arrive at the Cranfield campus, even if it is temporary accommodation. Please contact Mitchell Hall reception for information regarding pricing and availability of temporary accommodation on campus.

  • Current student applications

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    How do I apply for on campus accommodation if I am a current Cranfield University student?

    If you have never applied for accommodation you will be able to login to the EVE portal and make an application online. To help us process your application, please tell us the date that you would like the accommodation from, or the notice period your current landlord requires. Often, we will ask you to bring in a copy of your agreement as confirmation.

    If you have already applied for accommodation in the same academic year, please contact us by email or in person.

    When will I find out if there is accommodation available?

    Accommodation on campus is high demand from October through to April as this is the time when most Masters students attend taught modules.

    If we are able to offer you a room on campus we will contact you by email.

    If you have not heard from us and you would like an update regarding the progress of your application, please contact us by email or in person.

    Is there a waiting list for on campus accommodation?

    We often have a waiting list for all types of accommodation between October and April.

    Unsuccessful applications from new students will remain on the waiting list for one week after the start of your course before being removed. If you have not found any permanent accommodation after that time, you must come to the accommodation office to discuss your requirements.

    Applications do not remain on the waiting list for an indefinite period. If we have not had any correspondence from you for three months or more, your application will be removed from the waiting list.

  • Family applications

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    If I apply for family accommodation am I guaranteed to receive an offer?

    Our family accommodation is very popular which means that we cannot guarantee that every application will result in an offer of a family house.

    Can I apply for family accommodation if my family will only visit me?

    Our family houses are very popular with students who will bring their family to live with them on campus; for this reason, we are not able to offer family houses in where family members are only visiting.

    Can we apply for a family house if we are a couple without children?

    You will not be able to apply for family housing on campus unless your children will be living with you on campus for the full duration of the tenancy period.

    Can I apply for a family house so my parents can accompany me?

    The family houses on campus are for full-time students of the University and their children. We do not allocate family houses to students who wish to bring other family members.

    How are the family houses allocated?

    We consider the ages and gender of your children when we allocate our family houses:

    • Two bedroom house: suitable for students with a spouse/partner and one child, or two children under the age of five.
    • Three bedroom house: suitable for students with a spouse/partner and two children over the age of five and of a different gender, or three children.
    • Four bedroom house: suitable for students with a spouse/partner and three children all over the age of five and of a difference gender, or four/five children.

    Can I choose which size of house I would most prefer?

    You are welcome to indicate any preference you may have on your application; however, we cannot allocate larger families in the smaller houses. We must also consider the level of demand for each type of house at the time the offer is made.

    Can I view the accommodation before I make my application?

    We recommend you make your application as soon as you are able as on campus accommodation is very popular.

    As we are a postgraduate university our family houses are occupied throughout the year which means we are unlikely to have housing which are available to view prior to arrival.

    If I am offered a family house can I rent it as unfurnished?

    All of our family houses are furnished. We are not able to let our properties as unfurnished.

  • Couples' applications

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    What is a studio apartment?

    An apartment is known as a ‘studio’ when the living area and sleeping areas are within the same room. In Fedden House the kitchen, living and sleeping areas comprise one room; there is also a separate study area and a bathroom.

    If I apply for couples’ accommodation am I guaranteed to receive an offer?

    Our couples’ accommodation is very popular which means that we cannot guarantee that every application will result in an offer of a studio apartment in Fedden House.

    Can I apply for couples’ accommodation if my partner will only visit me?

    Our apartments for couples are very popular with students who will bring their partner to live with them throughout their tenancy. For this reason, we are not able to offer couples' accommodation to those whose partner will only visit.

    Can I apply for a couples’ accommodation so another family member can accompany me?

    The studio apartments on campus are for full-time students of the University and their partners. We are not able to allocate couples’ accommodation to those who wish to bring other family members, such as a parent or sibling.

    Can I view the accommodation before I make my application?

    We recommend you make your application as soon as your able as on campus accommodation is very popular.

    As we are a postgraduate university our family houses are occupied throughout the year which means we are unlikely to have housing which are available to view prior to arrival.

    Should I apply for couples’ accommodation if we are expecting a baby?

    Children are not permitted to stay in Fedden House. If you or your partner is pregnant you must consider your accommodation arrangements carefully. We recommend that you contact us before you make your application for accommodation so we can advise you as to which accommodation type would be the most appropriate.

  • Accepting an accommodation offer

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    How do I accept the offer of accommodation I have received?

    We will give you full instructions explaining how to accept your offer of accommodation by email. This email will include information such as the type of accommodation we have offered you and the deadline by which you must accept or reject the offer.

    You must pay the requested deposit by the deadline in your accommodation offer letter in order to accept on offer of accommodation. Your payment deadline will usually be 14 days from the date the offer is made.

    Sponsored students are responsible for paying their accommodation deposit unless the sponsor is prepared to make the payment on your behalf, by the deadline stated in the accommodation offer letter. 

    How much is the deposit payment?

    The amount of the deposit we will request will depend on the type of accommodation we offer to you. Our deposits begin at £440 for the smaller rooms, to £600 for the larger single rooms.

    Deposits for family houses are between £500 and £850 depending on the property.

    I haven't secured my visa, can I pay my accommodation deposit later?

    Due to the high demand for accommodation on campus, you cannot provisionally book accommodation pending the result of your visa application. Those who wish to live on campus for their studies must pay their deposit by the deadline stated in their offer letter.

    If I cancel my accommodation booking before my arrival, will my deposit be refunded?

    Accommodation deposits are refundable prior to arrival, providing that you inform us 28 days before your course registration that you will not be attending.

    I wish to reject the offer I have been made, can I reapply for another type of room?

    Our policy is to make one offer of accommodation per application. If you chose to reject an offer of accommodation it is very unlikely we will be able to make you a second offer due to the high demand for on campus accommodation.

  • Arriving at the campus

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    When will I find out the address of my allocated accommodation?

    If your course begins in October and your have accepted your accommodation offer you will be sent an email with your room number, or address, approximately three weeks prior to arrival.

    If your course starts at any other time, you should expect your address confirmation to be sent approximately one week prior to arrival.

    When will I be able to I move into my accommodation?

    You will be able to move in to your accommodation one day immediately prior to your course registration date.

    Please do not make arrangements to arrive early unless you have booked temporary accommodation, as we cannot guarantee that your accommodation will be available early.

    Where do I collect my keys and obtain access to my accommodation?

    You will be given full details on how and when to collect your keys shortly before your arrival.

    What happens if my arrival is delayed?

    Please contact us and let us know that you will be arriving late; it is important we know that you will still be arriving to the University if you have booked on campus accommodation.

    For new students, tenancies will commence on your day of arrival, or your course start date, whichever is earlier. Do be aware that students who arrive late for their course will be responsible for the accommodation fees from their course start date, irrespective of their actual arrival date.

    Is bedding supplied in University accommodation?

    Single students will be supplied with a single bedding pack in their room on arrival at a cost of £25. If you don't need us to provide this service please let us know prior to your arrival.

    Students in couples' (Fedden House) or family accommodation may request bedding packs at the time of accepting your accommodation offer via the EVE portal. Single bedding packs are priced at £25 and double bedding packs are £40 each.

    Can I ship my luggage to be stored by the University before I arrive?

    Please do not ship your belongings to be delivered prior to your arrival as we do not have the facilities to store your luggage.

    Can I change my accommodation after I have arrived?

    Once everyone has arrived and settled into their accommodation we allow transfers for single students; this is usually between six to eight weeks from the start of the academic year, where availability permits.

  • Payment of accommodation fees

    Here you will find answers to commonly asked questions relating to student accommodation located at the Cranfield campus.

    How do I pay my accommodation fees?

    Your accommodation fees may be paid in a variety of different ways:

    • Monthly instalment by Direct Debit from a UK bank account
    • Monthly instalment by credit or debit card
    • Quarterly instalment payments made in advance, by bank transfer or cash
    • A full payment made in advance.

    Any enquiries relating to the payment of your accommodation fees can be directed to our Student Finance Department.

    Are utilities such as electricity and gas included as part of my accommodation fees?

      Electricity Gas
    Single Yes Yes
    Couple No Yes
    Family No No

     

    Water and internet charges are included in the accommodation fees for all of our on campus accommodation.

    I would like to pay my accommodation fees monthly, how are the instalments calculated?

    We calculate your monthly instalments by taking your accommodation fees for the whole year and dividing this amount in to equal payments. How many instalments you make will depend on the length of your tenancy. 

    If your course runs from October to September, you should expect to pay 11 instalments; the first payment will be due in October and the final instalment would be made in August. 

    Are my accommodation fees likely to change at any time?

    There is usually an increase in accommodation fees at the beginning of each new academic year, which begins on the 1st October. This is particularly important if you are a research student who may live on campus for more than one academic year or if you begin your course outside of the usual academic cycle. 

    If you will be undertaking a PhD and your sponsor will be paying your accommodation fees we strongly recommend that you make your sponsor aware that your accommodation fees are likely to change during your studies.

  • Living off campus

    Where can I find information about off campus accommodation?

    Landlords with properties to advertise to students who are studying at the Cranfield campus are encouraged to place their advert on Cranfield StudentPad.

    Properties situated close to the Shrivenham campus may be found by visiting the Cranfield Students' Association listings.

    The University does not manage any other web sites listing off campus accommodation.

    What type of accommodation is available off campus?

    There are many different type of accommodation available off campus from rooms in shared houses to self-contained apartments and family houses.

    What should I consider when looking for off campus accommodation?

    Further guidance to help you when looking for off campus accommodation may be found on Cranfield StudentPad.

    Where are off campus properties near to the Cranfield campus located?

    Areas popular with staff and students based at the Cranfield campus include:

    • Cranfield village
    • Marston Mortaine
    • Wootton
    • North Crawley
    • Upper and Lower Shelton
    • Newport Pagnell
    • Kempston
    • Bedford
    • Broughton
    • Milton Keynes