Rates & availability


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 guaranteee 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

Our accommodation is offered as a fully catered residential experience to include accommodation and utilities as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (full details on what’s included can be found here). Meals are usually served at the Old Postern or the Higher Close Refectory.

  1. Standard single bedroom with shared bathroom facilities – £320 per week
  2. Standard single en-suite bedroom in the courtyard – £424 per week
  3. Standard double en-suite bedroom in the courtyard – £459 per week

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


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