Rates & availability

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It’s important to remember that accommodation is not included in your tuition fee, and that while we will do out utmost to fulfil every application for accommodation, we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. 

Once you’ve read the information in this section carefully, we encourage you to complete an application form as soon as possible.

Our rates

postgraduate

Our full board accommodation is available during taught periods of all our postgraduate courses at the rate of £224/week, enabling students to fully immerse themselves in the transformative learning experience at Dartington.

Accommodation can be booked as a single room with shared facilities, and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week (full details on what’s included can be found here). Meals are usually served at the Old Postern or the Higher Close Refectory.

Please note that accommodation fees are not included as part of the tuition fees. If you choose an online-only pathway you cannot change to a residential option later in the course.

Room upgrades

Subject to availability, it is possible to upgrade to a Courtyard Room, which offers quiet, comfortable, accommodation in our stunning medieval courtyard. Our private gardens and Great Hall are adjacent and freely accessible to students (find out more here).

Single Ensuite, Full Board Courtyard Room (£522/week)
Double Ensuite, Full Board Courtyard Room (£560/week)

You will have the opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in upgrading during the accommodation application process.

undergraduate

Full board accommodation is available during taught periods at the rate of £224/week.

For undergraduate students wishing to commit to accommodation for the full academic year (40 weeks), we have a contract option totalling £8,096 (or around £200/week) based on continuous long-term residence. This includes 33 weeks of catered and 7 weeks of un-catered accommodation on site.

Undergraduate accommodation is available as a single room with shared facilities, and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week during the catered periods.

Please note that accommodation fees are not included as part of the tuition fees.

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All offers of accommodation are subject to a £200 security deposit (refundable subject to you meeting the terms and conditions of the accommodation contract), made payable in advance of occupation.

Accommodation Availability and Allocation

Most students studying with us do so on a ‘low residency’ model. When you apply for accommodation with us, it is on the understanding that you stay with us for the onsite teaching periods only (you can find these dates on each course page under ‘Term Dates’). In some circumstances, we can tailor accommodation dates – please contact studentaccommodation@dartington.org if you need to discuss your specific requirements.

We also offer accommodation to international students during the non-taught periods.

deadline for application

The deadline for applying for student accommodation is 6 weeks before the start of your course. As most students who study with us will do so on a ‘low residency’ model, we ask that you book your accommodation for the entire academic year to guarantee your place. If you apply for accommodation before the deadline, we’ll offer you a place in one of our student blocks, but please note that we aren’t always able to send out offers straight away. We will continually send out offers until everyone who applied before the deadline has been made an offer, at which point we will start making offers to those who have missed the deadline.

We receive a higher number of applications than we have rooms available, and some of our bedrooms are in high demand, so applying for accommodation as early as possible will give you the best chance of being offered one of your preferred options. Rooms will be offered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

what if i miss the deadline?

If you apply for accommodation after the deadline, you will be initially added to our waiting list. We are usually able to start housing people on the waiting list after we have processed all applications received before the deadline. In 2020-21 we were able to make an offer of accommodation to all students on the waiting list before the start of term, however, this process may be delayed in busy times.

access requirements

Where a student has declared and provided evidence of a disability this will carefully considered in the process of allocating rooms. Declarations or queries can be directed, in confidence, to studentaccommodation@dartington.org