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Accommodation for couples and students with children

If you're an undergraduate or postgraduate student and you're bringing your partner or children to Southampton with you, we might be able to offer you family accommodation in one of our flats or houses.

We have accommodation in halls for couples and family houses for students with children.


University flats for couples

If you have a partner we might be able to offer you a 1-bedroom flat in:

Unfortunately these flats are not suitable for children.

Typical furniture and features

Our flats usually contain:

  • bedroom with a double bed
  • desk and chair
  • shelving and storage space
  • wardrobe
  • en suite bathroom
  • kitchenette with fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and sink


Our accommodation fees and contracts page gives details on the current costs for our flats.

Apply for a flat

When you apply for accommodation you’ll need to tell us that you’re part of a couple. You’ll then be able to apply for flats in your preferred halls.

Please note that accommodation for couples is not covered under the accommodation guarantee. 

Apply for a flat


The University owns around 30 houses available to let near Highfield Campus.


You can apply for accommodation in one of our houses if you are coming to Southampton with your children. We prioritise applications from international students from outside the EU.

Most of our houses are suitable for families with up to 3 children, aged up to 16 years. If you have more than 3 children you are welcome to apply, but we have limited properties suitable for larger families.

Location, furniture and features

Our houses are mostly 3-bedroom properties near Hartley Avenue and Chamberlain Road. They include beds, furniture and white goods. They also include either on or off-road parking.


We offer these houses on an assured shorthold tenancy, usually starting in September and running for 12 months. Housing charity Shelter offers more information on assured shorthold tenancies.

Rent is typically around £1100 per month, but the exact figure will depend on which property you live in. We’ll tell you the cost of your rent when we offer you a house.

You'll pay your rent monthly by setting up a recurring card payment through our online system.

You will have to pay a deposit of 1 month's rent when you sign the tenancy agreement. This will be held in a deposit protection scheme.


Current availability is limited and securing a flat is not guaranteed. Offers are made on a first-come, first-served basis; and only once you have an Unconditional Firm offer to study at the University of Southampton.

Apply for a house

You must use our online form to request family accommodation in one of our houses. We will assess suitability of our properties and let you know if we have anything available within 14 days of your form being submitted.

Request family accommodation