Unihomes are privately-owned houses and flats that the university manages on behalf of its owners. The university currently has around 300 Unihomes rooms. With Unihomes you sign a contract for the room with the university and pay your rent directly to us. All Unihomes meet high safety standards and are regularly visited by university staff. They are also close to our campuses and are well served by public transport.
The scheme allows groups of up to six students to live together in houses and flats. Houses usually have four to five bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities and communal areas. Smaller properties available may also be available. Rooms vary in size and are let on an individual basis.
You must be a full-time student at the University of Brighton to apply.
For more information on how to apply, prices and everything you need to know before moving in, please refer to our Unihomes guide (pdf).
Renting from a private landlord
There are many options available to you if you choose to rent privately, from small flats to large houses with multiple bedrooms. Though you may well benefit from having more choice, you should also be aware that there is no guarantee that privately-rented properties will meet the university's high safety standards and will not be visited by staff. You will need to carefully check the property to ensure it is suitable for your needs.
Prices and facilities can vary, so it is worth thinking about your circumstances and requirements before you start looking.
Homestay is when you live in the home of a family, a couple or a single person. The university runs a homestay scheme that allows students to stay with a host for anything from two weeks to six months, or even longer. The scheme only covers students based in Brighton and Hove.
You can choose between catered accommodation and self-catered accommodation and can either have your own room or share with another university student.
Catered homestay accommodation provides you with breakfast and a cooked evening meal. Meals are provided seven days a week. You will have access to the kitchen to make drinks and snacks, which you need to provide yourself.
If you choose a self-catered homestay, you rent a room in the host's home, but need to buy your own food and prepare your own meals. Your host will provide you with storage space in a kitchen cupboard and space in the fridge.
For more information, please refer to our homestay guide (pdf).