International Study Centre

Student accommodation

Accommodation that feels like home

Studying in the UK is a new experience, but living with other students is the best way to experience student life. We work with Student Roost, a student accommodation provider in the UK. Hillfort House is a short walk, cycle or bus ride away from the University of Sussex.

You’ll be able to make new friends from around the world, supporting each other through student life and enjoying everything the city of Brighton has to offer.

Guideline costs for 2023/24

Accommodation type51 week tenancy - cost per week
Ensuite Bronze£252 pw
Ensuite Silver£257 pw
Ensuite Gold£267 pw

* Accommodation is subject to availability. The cost shown is intended as a guide only, and subject to change. The cost of your room will be confirmed in the tenancy agreement.

Please note: these are the accommodation costs for the 2023/24 academic year.

With Student Roost you can benefit from:

  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Spacious Communal Areas
  • Courtyard
  • Gym
  • Study Room
  • Contents Insurance
  • Flexible Payment Terms
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Maintenance team
  • In-house house keeping
  • 24/7 staff on site
  • Secured Deposit

How to book your accommodation

Students under the age of 18 must arrange their accommodation through the centre. You will receive an invitation to apply for our accommodation when you confirm your place. If you request accommodation when you apply for the International Study Centre, the Central Student Support team will contact you with the latest information on available accommodation and fees.

Our Accommodation Commitment 

To provide assurance of accommodation availability, we have introduced an Accommodation Commitment.  So students can be sure of getting a room offer.

To be eligible for our Accommodation Commitment and secure a formal room offer, students need to complete the following simple steps:

Return your Acceptance Form to confirm your study offer, and make applicable payments, by 28th July 2023 (5pm UK time) to be eligible for a room offer and receive personalised instructions on how to apply.

You will then need to apply for their accommodation by 2nd of August 2023 (5pm UK time) using the instructions and process provided for their Centre. Students will then receive a formal room offer.

Once you have your room offer, you need to complete the application process within the specific time frames provided in order to secure your room.

We have good availability of accommodation for students starting programmes in September and October 2023. So if you miss these deadlines, accommodation may still be available, but please note it will be on a first-come-first served basis.

The Accommodation Commitment applies to courses starting in September and October 2023 only. Rooms are generally allocated on a first come first served basis however specific groups may be prioritised where appropriate, such as students with specific medical conditions or those aged under 18. Students under 18 years of age may be limited to specific accommodation types.

Arranging your own accommodation privately

If you are booking your own accommodation privately it is important that you let us know where you are staying and that you are staying less than 60 minutes away from the University of Sussex International Study Centre. 

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

Useful information

  • Before you arrive, make sure you've arranged your accommodation in the UK. This will ensure that there are no difficulties with confirming your course at immigration, and that you have a place to live. The Central Student Support team can answer any questions you have about our accommodation options and what to pack.
  • Check where and when to collect your room keys. Key collection details are outlined in your room offer.

Arrange your room

We recommend contacting the student support team before sourcing your accommodation, please contact to enquire about our currently available accommodation options.

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Kaho from Japan

I'm living in university accommodation and my flatmate is really familiar and friendly. So I really like to have conversations with my flatmate, and sometimes we are studying together and can share our opinions. Also we share the same culture, so it is really nice. 

Kaho from Japan
Studied International Year One in International Relations and International Development

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