Accommodation

Colchester rent charges

Accommodation to suit your budget

Find accommodation at Essex that suits your budget. 

Please note that contract lengths vary in line with course dates. Postgraduate courses are normally 50 weeks and undergraduate courses are normally 39 weeks, however some courses start earlier or finish later than others.

Check your offer letter for details of your course duration. If your course takes place in Southend, see our Southend rent charges.

2019-20 rates

The Towers

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space. 

  • North Towers - single room with shared facilities - £99.05 per week
  • South Towers - single enhanced room with shared facilities - £101.50 per week

Find out more about The Towers.

Wolfson Court

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • Wolfson Court - single room with shared facilities - £104.16 per week
  • Wolfson Court - single enhanced room with shared facilities - £117.53 per week

Find out more about Wolfson Court accommodation.

The Houses

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Houses - single en suite room - £136.92 per week
  • The Houses - single enhanced en suite room - £139.93 per week
  • The Houses - single premium en suite room - £148.75 per week

Find out more about The Houses accommodation.

The Maltings

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Maltings - bronze single en suite room - £145.53 per week
  • The Maltings - silver single en suite room - £149.52 per week

Find out more about The Maltings Accommodation.

South Courts

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • South Courts - single en suite room -£150.78 per week
  • South Courts - single enhanced en suite room - £152.95 per week
  • South Courts - single premium en suite room - £156.03 per week

Find out more about South Courts accommodation.

University Quays

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • University Quays - single en suite room - £143.78 per week
  • University Quays - single premium en suite room - £153.51 per week
  • University Quays - double en suite room - £169.05 per week

Find out more about our accommodation at University Quays.

The Meadows

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Meadows - single premium room with shared facilities - £150.43 per week
  • The Meadows - single premium en suite room - £156.94 per week

Find out more about our accommodation at The Meadows

The Copse

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Copse - single premium en suite room - £163.17 per week
  • The Copse - single premium plus en suite room - £181.09 per week
  • The Copse - self-contained studio -£191.31 per week

Find out more about our accommodation at The Copse.

Self-contained apartments

  • Self-contained apartment type A - £172.69 per week
  • Self-contained apartment type B - £185.50 per week
  • Self-contained apartment type C - £198.52 per week
  • Self-contained premium apartment type C1 - £220.43 per week
  • Self-contained apartment type D - £202.02 per week
  • Self-contained premium apartment type D1 - £223.93 per week

Check out our self-contained apartments for further information. 

Shared twin ensuite

Applicable for all new students from April 2019.

  • Shared twin en suite room - £91.84 per person, per week

Check out our shared twin en suite rooms for further information. 

    

2018-19 rates

The Towers

 Applicable for all new students from April 2018.
  • North Towers - single room with shared facilities - £93.87 per week
  • South Towers - single room with shared facilities - £81.83 per week

Find out more about The Towers.

Wolfson Court

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

  • Wolfson Court - single room with shared facilities - £98.84 per week

Find out more about Wolfson Court.

The Houses

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Houses - single en suite room -£130.55 per week
  • The Houses - single en suite enhanced room - £133.49 per week
  • The Houses - single en suite premium room - £142.10 per week

Find out more about The Houses.

South Courts

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • South Courts - single en suite room - £144.13 per week
  • South Courts - single en suite enhanced room - £146.23 per week

Find out more about South Courts.

University Quays

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • University Quays - single en suite room - £133.49 per week
  • University Quays - single en suite premium room - £144.34 per week
  • University Quays - double en suite room - £159.18 per week

Find out more about University Quays.

The Meadows

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Meadows - single premium room with shared facilities - £140.63 per week
  • The Meadows - single en suite premium room - £147.63 per week

Find out more about The Meadows.

The Copse

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

Enhanced rooms have been refurbished, premium rooms have a bigger bed, and premium plus have a bigger bed and more living space.

  • The Copse - single en suite premium room - £153.58 per week
  • The Copse - single en suite premium plus room -£170.66 per week
  • The Copse - self-contained studio - £180.46 per week

Find out more about The Copse.

Shared and self-contained accommodation

Applicable for all new students from April 2018.

  • Shared twin en suite room - £86.80 per person, per week

Check out our shared twin en suite rooms for further information. 

   

Part-year students

Eligible students who opt to study for part of the year, such as Essex Abroad, Higher Apprenticeships, and January Arrivals, can apply for University accommodation. The weekly rent charged, however, will be higher than for students who are accommodated for the full year to take account of the periods when the rooms are not let.

2019-20 rates

  • North Towers - £104.02 per week
  • South Towers - £91.00 per week
  • The Houses single en suite room - £143.78 per week
  • The Houses single en suite Enhanced room -£146.93 per week
  • The Houses single en suite premium room - £156.17 per week
  • South Courts single en suite room -£158.34 per week
  • South Courts single en suite Enhanced - £160.58 per week
  • The Quays single en suite room - £150.99 per week
  • The Quays en suite premium room - £161.21 per week
  • The Quays double room - £177.52 per week
  • The Meadows single shared facilities premium room - £157.92 per week
  • The Meadows single en suite premium room - £164.78 per week

Vacation accommodation

You can apply for short stay, graduation and vacation accommodation and view our booking rates (.pdf)

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