Students Staff
Find out all about our accommodation, and see where you could live whilst studying at the Univeristy of Essex.

Accommodation at Essex

As a new undergraduate, if you apply for accommodation by 25 August we'll guarantee you a room for your first year.

We have a range of accommodation options to suit different needs, preferences and budgets, all within walking distance of the academic departments and campus facilities. We also have adapted rooms and shared accommodation available.

Colchester Campus

All our single accommodation is arranged into self-catering flats with fully equipped shared kitchens. Use our interactive 360 degree tours of the Colchester Campus to see inside our accommodation residences.

The Towers

  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 13 to 16 students in each flat.
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Smaller flats available.
  • Located in the heart of campus.
  • Read more about The Towers.

South Courts

  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 4 to 12 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Adapted rooms available.
  • Close to Sports Centre.
  • Read more about South Courts.

The Houses

  • 5-minute walk to campus.
  • Quiet, central location near library and Student Centre.
  • 4 to 6 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Adapted rooms available.
  • Read more about The Houses.

The Meadows

  • 10-minute walk to campus.
  • 10/12 students in each flat/townhouse.
  • En suite bathrooms in flats.
  • Shared bathrooms (one between two students) in townhouses.
  • Common room in social pavilion.
  • Read more about The Meadows.

University Quays

  • 15-minute walk to campus.
  • 8 students in each flat.
  • En suite bathrooms.
  • Premium and shared accommodation available.
  • Near train station for travel to London.
  • Read more about University Quays.

Wolfson Court

Wolfson Court
  • For Edge Hotel School students only.
  • 3-minute walk to campus.
  • 7 students in each flat.
  • Shared bathrooms.
  • Washbasin provided in each bedroom.
  • Read more about Wolfson Court.


Southend Campus

University Square flats all have en suite bathrooms and shared kitchens. We also offer self-contained studio flats.


More about our accommodation

Choose a course

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Choose your perfect course. We offer a wide range of subjects and flexible modular structures so you can follow your interests.


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Find out what scholarships and bursaries you could be eligible for. Students from all backgrounds can benefit from an Essex Education.

Life at Essex

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Find out what life at Essex is really like. See more of our campuses and facilities, and hear from our students and academics.

Clearing Open Days

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Find out why Essex is your new home at a Clearing Open Days.
Colchester: 19 August.
Southend: 18 and 21 August.