Living off-campus in accommodation rented by you.

Our Student Services and Accommodation teams are here to provide advice and help when you are living off campus and renting accommodation.

We want students who choose to live in Cirencester and surrounding areas to find appropriate accommodation, to integrate with the community and to stay safe.

You are encouraged to come and meet the Student Service Team (situated in Emrys Jones Student Hub) to discuss your plans and seek advice before you commit to renting a property off-campus. Alongside the Accommodation team we can help you to find landlords that have a good track record and recommend where you can go to obtain legal advice. You can contact us by emailing or

Off-campus living costs

Off campus accommodation charges vary depending on the type of room or house rented. Charges for a one-bedroom flat or room in a shared house range from £350 - £450 per month. Utilities such as gas, water and electricity may be an additional cost.

This table gives an estimate of the living costs that you may incur while at university. Remember that costs vary depending on your lifestyle and international students should also take into account flights or transportation to and from the UK.

Estimated off-campus living costs Monthly cost - lower Monthly cost - higher
Rent £350  £700
Gas/electricity £50 £100
Water £5 £45
Internet £20 £60
Mobile phone £10 £25
Laundry/household items £15 £35
Leisure (meals out, cinema, bars, etc) £135 £250
Photocopying/printing £5 £20
Food £160 £200
Course books/materials £10 £80
Insurance £5 £45
TV licence £5 £12.50
Total £760 £1,610

If you're an overseas student you may want to use the International Student Calculator to help with budgeting before you come to the UK.