University Accommodation

Manchester Metropolitan University has a small amount of campus housing but we are unable to guarantee a place in University-managed accommodation for all students.

We offer an excellent choice of accommodation, from en-suite rooms in shared flats to traditional bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms, which are set in residential areas close to our campuses. All of our student accommodation is near local facilities, including shops, restaurants and cafes, and has excellent transport links to help you explore the area.

Everything you need to know about university accommodation can be found on our Accommodation website. Including step-by-step details of the application process.

You can apply for University Halls of Residence if you are studying with us:

You can only apply for accommodation if you have submitted an Erasmus, Worldwide Exchange or Study Abroad application and received an offer to study at Manchester Met. You must apply for accommodation via the online system using your MMU-ID number, which you will find in your offer of admission. 

Private Accommodation

Our largest intake is the September intake. For semester exchange students starting in September, we support students in finding their own place to live.

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Before arrival, we will provide you with help and advice on looking for somewhere to live safely and securely in conjunction with the University’s co-owned housing service, Manchester Student Homes. As part of the welcome programme, we have a Find a Home event, whereby we aim to put students in contact with local landlords (where possible) as well as providing help and advice on finding accommodation in the city. We will inform you of any opportunities that come available to us by email both before and after arrival.

Many private landlords will ask for a UK financial guarantor. In these cases, where you are unable to provide a UK-based guarantor, you may be asked to pay for the full rental period at the start of the contract. Manchester Student Homes has an International Friendly Standard: look out for this logo as these landlords have agreed to not request UK-based guarantors.

We strongly advise you not to sign any contracts or make any payments to accommodation providers that have been found online from overseas and have not been viewed (this is to avoid online scams targeted at international students). We also advise you not to sign any contracts or pay any money until you have shown the contract to one of our property advisers at Manchester Student Homes. It is very difficult to exit accommodation contracts in the UK and very difficult to recover money that has been paid. It is essential that you understand the contract that you are signing in full before committing yourself.