Accommodation FAQs

Does St George’s have university accommodation?

Our halls of residence, Horton Halls, are located a 15 minute walk from the campus and consist of 332 standard ensuite rooms and 154 premium rooms divided into flats of four-eight people.

How much does it cost to live in halls?

The weekly rate at Horton Halls for the 2016/17 academic year is £156 for a standard room and £166 for a premium room. The main difference between standard and premium rooms is that the latter have slightly larger beds.

There is also a £450 deposit which is returned once the student has departed, minus any charges for damage or cleaning

What furnishings are provided at Horton Halls?

There is a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, lamp, fan in the bedroom, as well as microwave, toaster, kettle, pots and pans, cutlery, plates, iron and ironing board in the kitchen. A vacuum cleaner is also provided, but this is shared between flats

Who can stay in halls?

Undergraduate home and EU students, as well as international undergraduate and postgraduate students, are prioritised for places at Horton Halls in their first year. Most, if not all, of these students will secure a room at Horton Halls.

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Can postgraduate students stay in halls?

We cannot guarantee accommodation at Horton Halls for postgraduate and we would encourage you to consider Furzedown Student Village.

Can students who’ve chosen St George’s as their insurance option still get accommodation?

We prioritise students who select St George’s as their firm choice, however many insurance students are also able to secure a room in Horton Halls.

Do you have accommodation for disabled students?

There are a number of wheelchair-accessible rooms all located on the ground floor.

Do you offer single sex accommodation?

We have a number of women-only and male-only flats available and our accommodation team will try to ensure that everyone who requests a room in a single-gender flat is accommodated.

I know someone who is also starting at St George’s. Can we apply to live in the same flat?

Students can add a note to their application requesting that they are placed with a friend, although we cannot make any guarantees that this will be granted.

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What if I don’t get a place at Horton Halls?

Students may be able to find accommodation in the nearby Furzedown Student Village. St George’s students have a discounted rate; prices for the 2015/16 year were £150 per week for a standard single room and £170 per week for an ensuite room.

Can I stay in university halls after my first year?

Halls are intended for first years only, but we will try to accommodate students beyond first year if there is an underlying health or welfare issue. Please contact our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

When should I apply for accommodation and when will I be allocated a place?

You will be sent an information pack, usually in June, once you have received an offer to study at St George’s as your first choice. This will explain how to apply for accommodation through our online system. The time scale for allocation varies, but in 2015 most students applied in June and were allocated in August.

Can I choose my flatmate preferences?

Students can state whether they would like to be placed in male-only or female-only flats, and our accommodation team tries to consider aspects such as age, gender balance and course of study when allocating rooms.

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Are there laundrette facilities at the halls?

There are coin-operated washing machines and dryers.

Will I need a TV licence?

If you will be watching a television in your room, you will require a TV licence.

Can I bring my car if I am staying in Horton Halls?

Parking facilities are limited and students can apply for a parking ballot, however this is typically oversubscribed.

When and how should I pay my accommodation fees?

Payment options are as follows:

-You can pay the full amount before you move in, along with your deposit.

-You can pay in three instalments on the 30th of October, January and April.

-You can pay the first instalment along with your deposit before you move in, and then pay the next two instalments on the 30th of January and the 30th of April.

How long will my tenancy be?

Tenancies are typically 42 weeks long, however some courses may have a longer academic year. Most students’ licence agreements run from September to July.

Will I need to move out during the holidays?

No. You will be able to occupy your accommodation for the full period of your licence agreement.

Can I swap rooms?

Students can make a request to change room to our Student Centre. Tthese are granted at the sole discretion of the Accommodation Team and normally only in exceptional circumstances. An administrative fee would be charged for the process.

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What if I want to move out of halls before my tenancy expires?

To do this, you would have to provide 28 days written notice to the Student Centre or Accommodation Advisor, as well as finding a substitute who is a full time student at St George’s and is acceptable to the Accommodation Team and Horton Halls management. If a substitute is not found, you will be responsible for paying the fees for the rest of the tenancy.

Who is responsible for cleaning the flat?

The Facilities team cleans the communal areas once a week, including the kitchens, common rooms, corridors, staircases, lifts, foyers and lobby areas. Students are responsible for cleaning their own rooms.

Will there be wifi in halls?

Horton Halls has access to the same wifi network used on the university campus, and all bedrooms have an Ethernet cable to connect laptops or PCs to the internet.

Can you help me with my search for accommodation in the private rented sector?

Yes. Our dedicated accommodation advisors can provide you with advice – you can email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit the University of London Housing Services website for more information.

What are the average prices to rent a room in private shared accommodation in the area?

In the SW17/SW18 area, the average price is £190.79 per week. In SW11/SW12, the average price is £210.75 per week.


Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:34