Accommodation options

Living on campus

Our accommodation was voted the best student accommodation in the UK according to the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017, and the National Student Housing Survey Awards 2016. Our Halls of Residence are at the heart of a vibrant on-campus community, providing a safe environment in which new students can live, study and socialise.

With all utility bills included they offer excellent value for money and you will find everything you need is just a few minutes walk from your room.

You can find out more about the Halls of Residence you will be staying in (and fees if applicable) by reading our quick guide:

Undergraduates and Postgraduates

Students on an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree programme can choose from a range of accommodation options. All Undergraduate and Postgraduate International Students are guaranteed accommodation on campus for the length of their study as long as application deadlines are met.

More information about accommodation options can be found here.

Once you have applied and been accepted onto your course, you will be sent a form to enable you to choose your accommodation here at Edge Hill University. You will be required to pay a deposit nearer your arrival time to secure your room. This amount gets deducted from your overall fees. You will also need to pay an additional deposit to protect your room against any damages which is refunded to you when you leave your room after it is inspected for damages.

Study Abroad Students

Study Abroad students stay in Main Halls accommodation which includes catering (food/meal allowance) as part of the package.

More information about Main Halls can be found here

Once you have applied and been accepted for the Study Abroad programme you will be allocated a room in Main Halls. Your building and room number will be given to you when you receive your contract.

Erasmus Students

Students participating in an Erasmus Programme can choose from a range of accommodation options to suit individual budget and needs.

More information about accommodation options available can be found here

Once you have applied and been accepted onto the Erasmus Programme, you will be sent a form to enable you to choose your accommodation here at Edge Hill University. You will be required to pay a deposit nearer your arrival time to secure your room. This amount gets deducted from your overall fees. You will also need to pay an additional deposit to protect your room against any damages which is refunded to you when you leave your room after it is inspected for damages.

International Foundation Programme

Students on the International Foundation Programme (IFP) can choose from a range of accommodation options. All IFP students are guaranteed accommodation on campus for the length of their study as long as application deadlines are met.

More information about accommodation options can be found here

Once you have applied and been accepted onto your course, you will be sent a form to enable you to choose your accommodation here at Edge Hill University. You will be required to pay a deposit nearer your arrival time to secure your room. This amount gets deducted from your overall fees. You will also need to pay an additional deposit to protect your room against any damages which is refunded to you when you leave your room after it is inspected for damages.

English Language Development Courses

For students coming from a partner university:

English Language Development students stay in Main Halls accommodation which includes catering (food/meal allowance) as part of the package.

More information about Main Halls can be found here. 

Once you have applied and been accepted for the English Language Development course you will be allocated a room in Main Halls. Your building and room number will be given to you when you receive your contract.

For individuals:

Students on a (Year Round) English Language course can choose from a range of accommodation options. Please note, accommodation is not guaranteed for this course and may depend on your chosen course start date.

Once you have applied and been accepted onto your course, you will be sent a form to enable you to apply for accommodation here at Edge Hill University. If we are able to allocate you a room, you will be required to pay a deposit nearer your arrival time to secure it. This amount gets deducted from your overall accommodation fees. You will also need to pay an additional deposit to protect your room against any damages which is refunded to you when you leave your room after it is inspected for damages.

More information about accommodation options can be found here.

Summer Programme:

On campus accommodation is included in the programme package price. You do not need to apply separately.

Pre-sessional English

Pre-sessional students are guaranteed accommodation on campus for the length of their study as long as application deadlines are met.

More information about accommodation options can be found here

You’ll be contacted by our Accommodation Team. You will be required to pay a deposit nearer your arrival time to secure your room. This amount gets deducted from your overall fees. You will also need to pay an additional deposit to protect your room against any damages which is refunded to you when you leave your room after it is inspected for damages.

What is included?

Rooms

All rooms include Wi-Fi access, a bed, wardrobe, desk and chair, and wastepaper bin. You are free to bring your own items to personalise your room.

All utility bills are included in the room price.

Bed sheets, duvets, pillowcases and towels are provided in all International Student rooms, although you may wish to purchase your own when you arrive.


Kitchens

All students have a lockable cupboard in their kitchen and are expected to share refrigerator/other kitchen storage space with their housemates.

Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils are not provided but these can be ordered in advance through our Online Store.  English Language Development (from partner universities) and Study Abroad students’ accommodation includes a catered meal package.

Extra items can be purchased at a very reasonable price in the many shops within Ormskirk. Some items can also be purchased from the Edge Hill Online Store. Any items purchased from the online shop will be delivered directly to your room before you arrive.

Paying your fees

A link to your contract will be emailed to you before you arrive.  This requires e-signing before you collect your room keys.

You can pay your accommodation fees in one of three ways:

  • In advance (the full amount)
  • When you arrive on campus (the full amount)
  • When you arrive on campus (in installments)

You may also need to pay a deposit in advance to secure your room, this amount will then be deducted from your overall accommodation fees.

Leaving your room

1. Once your accommodation contract comes to an end and you want to leave your room you will need to let the International Office know your departure date.

2. Then you need to contact our Accommodation Team so a member of staff can check your room and arrange your deposit refund.

3. On the day you leave your room keys will need to be passed back to our Campus Support Team (where you originally collected them from).

Need help organising your transport when you leave?

Study Abroad Students and English Language Students get free transportation to Manchester/Liverpool airport and local train stations in these cities on specific departures dates (which you will be informed of).  In order to take advantage of the free transportation please ensure you send the International Office your departure details when requested.

Are you an Undergraduate, Postgraduate, or Erasmus student? The International Office will be happy to help you book a taxi, just visit us in the International Office (Stanley 10) or email international@edgehill.ac.uk

Living off-campus

Most international students choose to live on campus, but for those that prefer more independence there is a variety of privately owned accommodation around the Ormskirk Campus and surrounding area, such as Liverpool, Southport and St Helens.

Our Accommodation Team can offer support to enable you to find off-campus accommodation, including providing a register of local student properties.

Living off campus, you will still have access to all of the University’s support services, IT and library resources, catering outlets, launderette, social areas and activities.

Edge Hill runs a shuttle bus from Ormskirk bus station to campus which you may find useful if you are living in Ormskirk or commuting in by train. This bus is free if you show your Edge Hill Unicard. For timetables please click here.

You need to decide what you can afford to pay in rent before you start looking for properties. There is plenty of accommodation available so there is no need to take the first house you look at. You should never take a house without viewing it first.

Any contract you sign with a private landlord is a legally binding document for a fixed term and you are financially liable for the rent for the whole term of the contract so make sure you’re certain you want a property before committing yourself. Before you sign any contract, it is best to seek advice from the Accommodation Team.