There is a large variety of accommodation for students and making arrangements is easy. Our Accommodation Services can provide you with all the advice and guidance you need to make the right decision for your circumstances. Accommodation Services is run by a national charity called UNIPOL.
The College has two types of accommodation:
There is also a wide choice of privately rented flats, houses and bedsits available in Bradford. Please note, for most types of accommodation, you will need to bring or purchase bedding and towels, and sometimes kitchen equipment such as plates, cups, cutlery and pans. It is best to check when you are booking.
Accommodation Services can offer two types of rooms within Halls of Residence - a standard room (with a shared bathroom) or en-suite accommodation. Both options require you to sign a 42-week contract and you must put down a deposit. Please note, if you wish to stay in this type of accommodation, you must book your room in advance of your arrival. Please contact Accommodation Services for further information.
This involves you living in a house owner’s home, as a lodger or as part of their family. The College has a small list of people who are willing to accommodate students this way.
This type of accommodation gives students from overseas the opportunity to experience family life in the UK. Students under 18 years old must reside in this type of accommodation, although it is also highly recommended for students who may not have lived away from home before. Please note, if you wish to stay in Home-stay accommodation, you must book your room in advance of your arrival.
For more information about Halls of Residence and accommodation at Bradford College, please visit:
Alternatively, you can call the Accommodation Office for more details on +44 (0)1274 436400.
Please note, the College can provide general advice and information, but we cannot arrange rooms for you in, nor be held responsible for, privately rented accommodation. We can only arrange accommodation in Halls of Residence or Home-stay.
Privately rented refers to houses and flats owned by private individuals or letting agencies, which are rented out to students. Many privately rented houses are advertised locally or on the College website:
Students can also share a house or flat with other students. Usually, each will have their own study bedroom and share a kitchen, toilet, bathroom and living room with the other students. Good quality houses will normally have gas central heating. Students living in this type of accommodation will usually share the responsibility for cleaning the property and the payment of the utility bills. Most privately rented student accommodation is within walking distance of, or a short bus ride away from, the College.
The quality and price of private accommodation varies widely. The contracts most owners or agents will ask you to sign will commit you to paying rent for a full academic year including vacations. For this reason, it is very important to be cautious and think carefully before renting privately. You will also very likely be expected to pay a bond, which can be one or two months’ rent up-front. You should receive this back at the end of your tenancy, providing the property is left in the same condition as it was when you arrived.
If you decide to proceed with renting privately, it will probably take you a few days to find a house and finalise a contract, so you will need to arrange for somewhere to stay for the first few days, such as Bed and Breakfast (B&B) accommodation. You can do this by contacting Bradford Visitor Information Centre:
Bradford Visitor Information Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1274 433678