A greener campus

We follow and promote the principles of one planet living;
  • minimising our use of non-renewable and scarce natural resources,
  • planning, investing and involving our staff, students and communities in sustainable practices, and
  • providing an education in sustainability relevant to a world threatened by climate change.
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New Students -University of Exeter


New Students - Studying with University of Exeter

The Penryn Campus is shared and jointly managed by University of Exeter and Falmouth University in an arrangement that is unique within the UK. With over 4000 students studying here there’s a great community feel and access to state of the art facilities. The majority of University of Exeter students study at the Penryn campus with a limited number based at Truro. We have a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets.

Accommodation 2017-2018

Our online accommodation applications will open in Spring 2017; we will update and confirm our accommodation information in early Spring 2017.  This will include key dates including when applications open and the deadline for our guarantee, the various accommodation options as well as the application procedure and when/how accommodation offers are made so that you are fully informed prior to our applications opening. 

In the meantime you are welcome to view our 2016-2017 information on this page. Please note that this is relevant to the 2016/2017 year and should be treated as a guide only. 

If you are still looking for accommodation for the 2016-2017 year please contact the Accommodation Office on 01326 253639.

Accommodation Package

The accommodation package varies by institution and from year to year so we would strongly advise that you read our information carefully and in full to ensure you are submitting your application correctly.Please note the information below is for the 2016-2017 year. If you are not sure which institution you are studying with please refer to your initial university offer e-mail for confirmation.

Please click on the thumbnail to the right to see the Step-by-Step Application Guide which takes you carefully through the application process screen by screen. For full information on the application and offer process and what happens next please click here.

It is important that you read our information in full before submitting your application. 

Accommodation Package at a Glance

  • Accommodation applications must be made via Room Service, our online application system. (please contact the Accommodation Office on 01326 253639 in the first instance for 2016-2017 availability)
  • In order to complete an application you must have accepted and confirmed the University of Exeter as your first choice. Accommodation information will be emailed to you once you have accepted an offer of a place on your chosen course.

Whilst we try to allocate students their preferred choice of accommodation we cannot guarantee that we will be able to offer all students their first choice and therefore recommend that all available options are put in an order of priority. The offer process is dependent on the residence that you are offered. Detailed information on this can be found here.

Accommodation Options

The halls listed below are available to students studying with the University of Exeter. Please click on the image to view a dedicated page where you can see detailed information on the accommodation including costs and contract dates, videos, pictures and location maps. We would advise that you contact the Accommodation Team you have any questions about our other residences not listed here. For more information on our room type quota's and how we allocate please see our University of Exeter Application and Allocation Policy. Please call the Accommodation Office on 01326 253639 for availability for 2016-2017.


All of our halls are self-catered however students can purchase food vouchers for use at our food outlets. 

Private Sector Accommodation

Some students prefer the option of living off campus. There is a variety of private sector accommodation available in Penryn, Falmouth and surrounding areas from lodgings and studio apartments to shared houses and flats.The Private Sector Liaison Officer, based within the Accommodation Office team, can give you detailed advice and support in finding the right place to live. 

We run an interactive online resource of private rented accommodation called 'Falmouth and Penryn Student Pad' which includes a database of available student properties. For more information please visit our Private Sector pages.

Contact Us

If you need any further help after reading our pages, please contact the Accommodation Office Team on 01326 253639 or e-mail us at; accommodation@fxplus.ac.uk

Students can keep in touch with us and receive updates by joining our pages below;