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Exceptional university accommodation in Bristol

Our private student accommodation aims to provide all-inclusive, stylish living spaces in central Bristol. Students also get exclusive access to amazing facilities including an on-site gym and cinema, beautiful common areas and stylish study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at one of the best student accommodation in Bristol.

Bristol is home to over 30,000 students across two universities. When you’re ready for a study break, you can explore the compact city’s harbour-side, green spaces and buzzing centre easily by foot or bike; or enjoy the city’s fantastic music scene and bustling bar and restaurant offering.

Our accommodation is ideal for students at the University of Bristol or University of the West England Bristol. Our Bristol residence boastsall-inclusive, high-spec individual studios or linked studios, as well as private, en-suite rooms in shared apartments. With an incredible city centre location, students are perfectly placed for enjoying the host of culture and entertainment that Bristol has to offer.

As a studentyou’ll find exceptional accommodation from Collegiate just a short walk away from the city centre and university campuses. We have a residence to suit you and your budget, but you’ll always benefit from a double bed, flat screen TV and stylish living and studying spaces. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Bristol.

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Collegiate Tower by Prima Vidae offers elegant and innovative design-led apartments, which provide relaxing, and spacious student accommodation. The high-spec student studios and shared flats come with exceptional social spaces, such as a private on-site gym, a games room, in house cinema, open study areas, laundry facilities and more.

Tower by Prima Vidae is in an incredible city-centre location, perfect for enjoying the wealth of culture and entertainment that Bristol has to offer.

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University of Bristol Student Accommodation

The University of Bristol is ranked as a top 60 university globally. Our Bristol student accommodation in is the best in the city, offering stylish interiors and an amazing location.

  • Amazing on-site features including a residents lounge, private gym and cinema
  • We offer an extensive range of accommodation including stunning en-suite studios and shared flats

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University of the West of England Student Accommodation

Bristol UWE has many accolades, including a gold rating for teaching excellence. Students choose our Bristol accommodation for:

  • An incredible location – enjoy living close to Bristol city centre, campuses and academic facilities
  • Modern interiors, including excellent study spaces and ample storage

Student studios in Bristol

Choose from our range of stylish student studio flats in Bristol.

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Here’s just some of what’s included with our Tower studios:
En-suite bathroom
Large bed with under-bed storage
Plenty of storage and wardrobe space
Large desk space with comfortable chair for studying
Smart TV

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FAQs: Student Accommodation in Bristol

How much does rent cost for students in Bristol?

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type of student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation, and the room’s configuration, all factor into the price for accommodation in Bristol. Private student accommodation in Bristol usually costs between £190 – £250 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Bristol?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Bristol?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Bristol all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as an onsite Laundry room, Study room, Cinema, Gym, Terrace and Games room with Pool table, Fuze-ball table, Air hockey table and Juke Box.

What are the best student areas in Bristol?

Collegiate’s Bristol Accommodations are located in perfect positions, between some of the city’s most popular student hot Spots. Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road are a must with their multitude of bars and clubs, Park Street and College Green are where students love to sunbathe and visit cafes and vintage shops. Bristol also has the most beautiful Harbour.

Can I view my student flat in Bristol before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person. Simply contact the Bristol team to arrange a viewing (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

Our student accommodation in Bristol benefits from prime city centre locations with amazing facilities and all-inclusive rooms and studios to suit your needs and budget while living in Bristol.

Collegiate Tower

Large Ensuite rooms in shared 3-5 bedroom apartments includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> Size range from 13-16m2

Standard, Large and Ultra Linked studios includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> Size range from 11-15m2

Standard, Large and Ultra private studios includes:

> Shared kitchen
> Private study area
> Private ensuite
> DDA rooms also available
> Size range from 17-28m2

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Twin apartments includes:

> Two beds
> Shared kitchen
> Private ensuite
> Size range 27-28m2

What are the best ways to travel around Bristol?

Bristol is a great city to live in as a student as it’s affordable, friendly and benefits from great transport links and an easy-to-navigate centre.

Cycle, scooter or walk

Bristol is the first cycling capital in the UK so it has lots of cycle paths to enjoy and places to hire bikes (our Water Lane Apartments accommodation also offers secure on-site bike storage if you’re bringing your own) and is an easy way to travel around Bristol. There are plenty of walking routes to help you get around the city with ease.

Bristol is also one of the first cities to trial Voi e-scooters and are available to unlock for £1 and cost just 20p per minute. There’s also daily, weekly, and monthly subscriptions available as well as a generous student discount.

The train

Great Western Railway (GWR) and other major train operators run local, regional and inter-city services from Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station and Bristol Parkway Railway Station, and both stations are less than a mile away from our student accommodation in Bristol. With a GWR Freedom Travel Pass you can get unlimited travel on all trains and most buses in Bristol.

The bus

It’s really easy to get around Bristol by bus with plenty of fast and convenient services available from key locations in the city. Or the new metrobus service which is [promoted as a more environmentally-friendly way of getting around the city, and with faster, more frequent services.

What is there to do in Bristol?

From foodie fanatics to culture vultures, however you like to spend your days there truly is something for everyone in the city of Bristol.

Shoppers

As well as a bustling city centre with the biggest high street names and a host of indie shops, Bristol’s Wapping Wharf is a thriving new quarter on the waterfront. There you can enjoy an eclectic mix of independent shops including a Better Food Co. and Corks wine shop, as well as a florist, jeweller’s, a cycle shop, yoga studio, cheesemonger, bakery and much more. Take a walk down the tree-lined Gaol Ferry Steps or through CARGO, the city’s first retail area made entirely of converted shipping containers.

Foodies

From burgers and bao buns to steaks and street food, Bristol is one of the UK’s true culinary hotspots. It was also named vegan capital of the world in 2019 so there are no end of vegan restaurants to explore. The city is also well known for its cider and locally-brewed beer which you’ll find proudly served in many of the pubs and restaurants, including the Stable, which offers over 60 types of cider to enjoy. Wapping Wharf is also brimming with amazing foodie options including tapas, poke bowls, caribbean, pizzas and much more.

Culture lovers

The city’s cultural social calendar is packed throughout the year with live music, festivals, productions and exhibitions. You can easily explore some of the best museums in Bristol and learn more about its history and heritage, while the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is just a short walk away from our student accommodation. You may know that Bristol is the hometown of infamous street artist Banksy and you can take a free, self-guided tour of his work in the city. On the Harbourside is We The Curious, with over 300 hands-on exhibits that invite you to do all sorts of weird and wonderful things like present a weather forecast or walk through a tornado. Explore Bristol Aquarium for tropical marine and freshwater creatures, or space fans are sure to enjoy a trip to the city’s Planetarium.

Are there free things to do in Bristol?

There are lots of free things to do in Bristol. The city has over 400 parks and green spaces, with Brandon Hill in the centre being home to the 105ft Cabot Tower offering panoramic views of the city. A 15-minute walk away from Brandon Hill, you’ll find Queen Square, a beautiful Georgian square with leafy tree-lined avenues and lots of space for picnics with friends or relaxing on a study break. The city’s most famous attraction, the Clifton Suspension Bridge offers free guided tours every weekend. You can find more information about the city’s parks and green spaces with the Bristol Parkhive app.

What are some interesting facts about Bristol?

> Bristol is the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons and even has a dedicated annual festival, the Bristol International Balloon FIesta – one of our favorite unusual things to do in Bristol.

> Ribena, the popular blackcurrant flavoured soft drink, was invented by a University of Bristol scientist in 1933 at the National Fruit and Cider Institute.

> In 2008 Bristol was named the UK’s First Cycling City by the UK Government and the city was rewarded over £10m to create more bike lanes and better cycling facilities.

Which universities are local to Bristol?

In Bristol you’ll find the University of Bristol and University of the West of England, and our student accommodation in Bristol is well-placed.

University of Bristol is 0.6 miles away from Collegiate Tower:

Walk – 15 minutes*
Cycle – 10 minutes*

University of the West of England is 3.9 miles away from Collegiate Tower:

Cycle – 28 minutes*
Bus – 21 minutes* (HCT Bus m1)
Drive – 12 minutes*

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Where do students live in Bristol? ›

Student Accommodation in Redland

Redland is a popular area for those studying in Bristol. Famous for being Bristol's 'party central', Redland is perfect for living the typical student lifestyle. With the famous Gloucester Road close by, you'll be in the middle of Bristol's student hub.

Can you apply for accommodation with a conditional offer? ›

If you have accepted a conditional offer of study:

Apply for accommodation as soon as you have accepted your conditional offer of study.

Is Bristol a good place to live for students? ›

Bristol brings together a number of neighbourhoods sure to suit every type of student, whether it's the buzzy city centre, leafy Clifton, vibrant Gloucester Road with its many bars and cafes, or the peaceful Bishopston and St Andrews. It's also compact, making walking and cycling a breeze.

What is the best accommodation at Bristol University? ›

Goldney Hall

Goldney has been a top choice among University of Bristol newcomers for a long time.

Is Bristol cheap to live for students? ›

Bristol is one of the most expensive cities to be a student in the UK, so Freshers' Week events could well lighten your pockets.

Is Bristol cheap for students? ›

Bristol ranks fourth in the top ten most expensive UK places for students to live, a survey shows.

What happens if I don't meet my conditional offer UK? ›

What happens if you don't meet your conditional offer? At face value, if a student does not reach the standards expected of them in their conditional offer, they are likely to miss out on the offer entirely, though, universities have been known to make exceptions to this rule.

Can I apply for UK visa with conditional offer letter? ›

If the conditional offer letter has requirements that have to be completed after entering the country, then the visa application can proceed normally. However, if there are requirements that have to be fulfilled before the student leaves India, then the visa procedure may get delayed.

Can I get visa on conditional offer letter? ›

However, in certain circumstances you can also accept a conditional offer letter to obtain conditional visa, but you have to make sure that you fulfil all the conditions mentioned in the offer letter before travelling to your study country.

Is Bristol cheap to live? ›

Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,028$ (2,564£) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 883$ (748£) without rent. Bristol is 37.00% less expensive than New York (without rent). Rent in Bristol is, on average, 66.22% lower than in New York.

Is Bristol Good for international students? ›

An international community

Bristol is a friendly and diverse place to study. The University is home to more than 27,000 undergraduates and postgraduates. Around 25% of our students are international, with more than 150 countries represented.

Where is the cheapest place to live in Bristol? ›

1) Highridge. Amid soaring house prices, the median cost of a property in Highridge has actually dropped over recent years, according to the figures - from £213,748 in the year up to June 2020 to £210,000 in the 12 months to June 2021, making it the cheapest place to buy in Bristol.

How much is private student accommodation in Bristol? ›

How much is private student accommodation in Bristol? The cost of student accommodation in Bristol greatly depends on which area you choose to live in. Bristol student halls can start from around £151.00 per week and go up to £273.00 per week.

Is Bristol Uni in the top 10? ›

University of Bristol is ranked #93 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.

What percentage of Bristol students went to private? ›

Take the following statistic: in 2019-20, 34 per cent of Bristol students had attended a private school, when the national average is 7 per cent at secondary school (while about 17 per cent study A-levels in private school).

Is Bristol cheaper than London? ›

Cost of living in London (United Kingdom) is 36% more expensive than in Bristol (United Kingdom)

Is rent high in Bristol? ›

Rental prices are rising faster in Bristol than the national average leading to renters increasingly looking for smaller flats, according to a property website. Zoopla said the average annual growth in the price of rent is 12.3% across the UK, but it is even higher in Bristol, rising by 12.9%.

Is it cheaper to live in Bristol or London? ›

Living in London is slightly more expensive as compared to Bristol. The costs include student accommodation, fees, travel etc. In Bristol, you will need around £3,410(₹3.51 Lacs) to maintain a standard of living while in London it's about £4,800 (₹4.92 Lacs).

Which is the cheapest city in UK for international students? ›

Sheffield is the UK's most affordable city as per the NatWest 2021 research with 60% green space in the city. The city is known to offer the most affordable education and leisure experience to their students. The city also has some of the most affordable universities where you can study.

Where is the cheapest student accommodation in UK? ›

Cheapest accommodation in UK for international students
  • Hull - from £60 per week.
  • Dundee - from £50 per week.
  • Sunderland - from £70 per week.
  • Wolverhampton - from £65 per week.
  • Bradford - from £60 per week.
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Is Bristol difficult to get into? ›

Some universities are more difficult to get into than others. Places at Oxford and Cambridge are famously competitive.
...
Full list of UK university offer rates.
RankUniversityOffer rate
60University of the West of England, Bristol73.8%
61Teesside University73.8%
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Does a conditional offer mean I got accepted? ›

Conditional acceptance means that there are still terms that need to be met before your acceptance can be finalized. For example, maybe you're a high school or college student and you've applied and submitted your official transcript for your midterm grades.

Can conditional offers be rejected? ›

In almost all cases the reason for rejection is that they failed to meet the requirements of their conditional offer.

Can I get conditional offer letter without ielts? ›

Without IELTS, you can get a conditional offer letter from a Canadian university.

Can visa be rejected after CAS? ›

It is unlikely that we will issue a new CAS if we believe a further application will also be refused. If your visa has been refused because of credibility, we usually recommend that you submit an administrative review to get the decision overturned rather than issuing you with a new CAS to make a fresh application.

How can I increase my chances of getting UK visa? ›

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF A VISA APPROVAL
  1. Your travel history – The more you travel, the more you position yourself for success in the visaphere. ...
  2. Successfully answering the questions on the minds of the visa officer. ...
  3. Having strong home ties.
  4. A good financial situation.
  5. Ability to read and follow instructions.

Can I get a conditional offer without IELTS UK? ›

To simply answer this question, yes. One can receive an unconditional offer letter from specific universities without having to crack the International English Language Test System (IELTS). A majority of the universities in the UK ask students to provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

Which UK universities give unconditional offers? ›

Around 20 universities in UK provides unconditional offers letter in 2019 that includes Sheffield Hallam, Nottingham Trent and University of Lincoln and providing conditional unconditional offers to the students have been raised to 100,000 by 2019.

Can you accept 2 conditional offers? ›

Yes. You can accept many job offers at the same time. When you've made your decision to commit, you would then recend the other offers.

Can I pay fees on conditional offer letter? ›

A Conditional Offer Letter means that, under certain conditions, you are allowed provisional admission to the university. Once you meet these conditions, it becomes unconditional. You can go ahead and pay for your tuition fees and buy an overseas student health cover for the entire duration of the course.

What is a good salary in Bristol? ›

The average bristol salary in the United Kingdom is £35,000 per year or £17.95 per hour. Entry level positions start at £26,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £55,000 per year.

Can you live in Bristol without a car? ›

b) Transportation in Bristol

What is this? We don't have a car, and we walk most places since it takes just as long to take public transportation as it does to walk. When we need to get somewhere over a mile away, we usually take an Uber (£6-12 for most places within Bristol, £15-20 for a trip to the airport).

Is Bristol UK expensive? ›

Bristol has been found to be one of the most expensive cities to live in the UK, according to some new research. The recent study by CIA Landlord Insurance compared monthly salaries with monthly rental places and the cost of living.

Is Bristol a safe city for students? ›

Bristol is well-known for being a friendly and vibrant city with a fantastic atmosphere for students. It is also a safe city, having been awarded Purple Flag status and 'secured environment' status in a police certification scheme. The University has its own Security Services and University Police Officer.

What are the benefits of living in Bristol? ›

Being able to catch a bus, cycle or walk to work gives you a great deal more time to enjoy life, and with plenty of job opportunities, affordable housing and all the amenities you could want right here, living in Bristol makes a lot of sense.

Which place is best for international students in UK? ›

Below mentioned are the best UK cities for international students with their QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2023.
  • London, #1.
  • Edinburgh, #10.
  • Manchester, #25.
  • Glasgow, #25.
  • Coventry, #40.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, #42.
  • Birmingham, #45.
  • Bristol, #49.
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Where should I live if I work in Bristol? ›

The Best Places To Live Near Bristol (To Commute To The City Centre)
  • Backwell. Backwell has one of the most sought-after secondary schools in the Southwest. ...
  • Cheddar. ...
  • Chew Magna. ...
  • Cirencester. ...
  • Clevedon. ...
  • Long Ashton. ...
  • Portishead. ...
  • Saltford.
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Does it snow in Bristol? ›

The coldest and wettest months are December, January and February. The average temperature during this period is 3°C. However, it rarely goes below 0°C and it is very unusual for it to snow in Bristol.

Is student accommodation cheaper than private? ›

University halls are usually slightly cheaper but can vary greatly in price depending on the types of halls you want and the facilities you request.

What is affordable housing Bristol? ›

Affordable housing is low-cost housing for people who can't meet their housing needs because their income is too low to meet private market costs. This can include: people who need to rent a home but can't afford to pay market rents. people who are unable to get on the property ladder, including first time buyers.

Can international students rent houses in UK? ›

Right-to-rent checks

As a landlord, you must check your tenant's immigration status to make sure that they have a right to rent in the UK. You will need to ask to see their student visa and a letter from their university confirming course registration. It is your responsibility to check that the documents are genuine.

Is Bristol better than Exeter? ›

The University of Bristol and the University of Exeter have been ranked 92nd and 143rd, respectively, in the Times Higher Education 2022 world university table.

What is Bristol uni famous for? ›

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK, ranked 61st in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2023. Bristol is at the cutting edge of global research. We have made innovations in areas ranging from cot death prevention to nanotechnology.

Which University has the happiest students UK? ›

University of St Andrews

Our student reviews' ratings for St Andrews are the highest in the UK and therefore, it tops our ranking of the happiest universities.

Where do most students live in Bristol? ›

Student Accommodation in Redland

Redland is a popular area for those studying in Bristol. Famous for being Bristol's 'party central', Redland is perfect for living the typical student lifestyle. With the famous Gloucester Road close by, you'll be in the middle of Bristol's student hub.

Where should I live on the outskirts of Bristol? ›

The Best Places To Live Near Bristol (To Commute To The City Centre)
  • Backwell. Backwell has one of the most sought-after secondary schools in the Southwest. ...
  • Cheddar. ...
  • Chew Magna. ...
  • Cirencester. ...
  • Clevedon. ...
  • Long Ashton. ...
  • Portishead. ...
  • Saltford.
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Is living in Bristol cheap? ›

Summary about cost of living in Bristol, United Kingdom: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,028$ (2,564£) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 883$ (748£) without rent.

What is the best city in Bristol? ›

The village of Leigh Woods is undoubtedly one of the best areas of Bristol to live. Located on the west side of Bristol, across from the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the village is full of tree-lined avenues and attractive properties.

Is living in Bristol worth it? ›

Absolutely! Bristol is a great city to live in, and it's relatively easy to get to continental Europe, which is a significant bonus if you love to travel like us. It's also close to London (you can get there in less than two hours on the train), where you'll find an abundance of entertainment, restaurants, and culture.

Is Bristol a white area? ›

Bristol Demographics

White: 84.0% (77.9% White British, 0.9% White Irish, 0.1% Gypsy or Irish Travellers, 5.1% other white) Black: 6.0% (2.8% African, 1.6% Caribbean, 1.6% other black) Asian: 5.5% (1.5% Indian, 1.6% Pakistani, 0.5% Bangladeshi, 0.9% Chinese, 1.0% other Asian)

Is Bristol a hard uni to get into? ›

The University of Bristol acceptance rate is around 67.3%.

This means that the university accepts around 67-68 applicants out of every 100 applicants that apply for admissions at the University of Bristol.

How quickly do Bristol make offers? ›

The University of Bristol receives UK applications on a rolling basis from September to January, and international applications up until June. Some applicants will receive a decision very soon after applying, and others may not have one until March; this happens every year and is nothing to worry about.

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