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Presessional and international foundation

Courses run on various dates through the academic year at the Centre of English Language Education and the University of Nottingham International College.

We can help you with single occupancy accommodation. However, for courses that run outside of typical study periods availability may vary and room moves may be required.

Information for agents

Agents applying on behalf of students should use the student's own email address. We will send accommodation offers to this address for students to review and accept. All agreements are made between the student and accommodation provider so students must accept their offer themselves.

International College students

Applications for September 2021

Step one

Look through all the accommodation options. Make sure you understand the criteria of the accommodation guarantee.

Accommodation guarantee

We will guarantee you a room in University-arranged accommodation* for your first year if you:

  1. firmly accept your offer of a course place at the University of Nottingham
  2. apply to us for accommodation before midnight on Saturday 31 July 2021
  3. accept your accommodation licence/tenancy agreement and the terms and conditions by the deadline given in your residential offer letter

* In order to fulfil our guarantee we may offer accommodation that is not in one of our advertised residences. We may also offer temporary accommodation, or a place in a room shared with another student for a short time. We offer this until we are able to transfer you to suitable permanent accommodation.


Step two

Our online application form for accommodation will open on Monday 1 March 2021.

If you have firmly accepted your offer at the University of Nottingham and have your Nottingham ID, you can apply for accommodation. You will need your Nottingham ID to access the online form and complete registration.

We recommend you apply as soon as you can, as rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.


Step three

You will make a selection based on the following preferences:

  • Location
  • Room type
  • Catered or self-catered
  • Cost
  • Contract length

Applications are now open, book online 


Step four

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email. You will then receive further details of your accommodation offer within four weeks.

You will need to accept your licence/tenancy agreement and the terms and conditions which include your full liability for all fees (subject to registering as a full-time student at the University of Nottingham).

If for any reason you will no longer be attending the University or do not require your accommodation, it is your responsibility to cancel your accommodation in accordance with the accommodation providers’ terms and conditions.


CELE students

Summer courses

6 Week Pre-sessional Course: 5th August - 17th September 2021. 

To book accommodation for your pre-sessional course, please book via our online form.  Please note we are only able to assist with en-suite accommodation in a catered hall on University Park.

Students are required to prebook for quarantine/isolation currently under the Amber rules. Face to face teaching begins on the 5th August, students must have completed their 10 day quarantine by this time.

Please see details below:

What you must do before you travel

You must:

  • take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel
  • book and pay for 2 COVID-19 travel tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of your quarantine
  • complete a passenger locator form with details of where you will home quarantine when you arrive and the booking reference number for your day 2 and day 8 travel tests

Providing false or deliberately misleading information when filling out your passenger locator form is an offence punishable by imprisonment. You could be fined up to £10,000, imprisoned for up to 10 years or both if you do not provide accurate details about the countries you have visited in the 10 days before you arrived in the UK.

If you break the quarantine rules, you may face a penalty of up to £10,000.

Get a test before travelling

You must have proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel to England – this includes UK citizens.

If you arrive in England without proof you tested negative, you could be fined £500.



Portland Building
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Talk to us on live chat from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 4pm on Friday. Outside of these hours ask the Accommodation Bot a question

For more information visit our FAQ’s or Send Us An Enquiry