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Accommodation

Unlock the door to your future

Moving to a new city can be a little daunting. But with so many accommodation options to choose from, finding the perfect room for you has never been easier.

How to book accommodation for September 2021

Follow these three steps and always contact us if you’re ever unsure of anything:

Step 1

Familiarise yourself with the ARU Accommodation options

Available accommodation options are on the ARU website.

Step 2

Accept your offer!

Once you have accepted your offer, we will email you within 48 working hours the details you need in order to book your accommodation with ARU Residential Services.

Step 3

You are ready to book!

Once you have accepted your offer and you have received the email from us with the details you need in order to book accommodation, you are ready to go! 


Students under 18 years old

If you will be under 18 years of age when you move into your accommodation, please read this section to find out about the different options available for you. 

Cambridge 

Options available to book via ARU Residential Services:  

  • YMCA and Sedley Court will accept students who turn 18 at any point in the academic year. 
  • CB1 and Railyard will take accept students who turn 18 within 3 months of the tenancy starting in September. 

To book any of these options, please follow the 3 steps highlighted above. 

Options available to book in the Private Sector *: 

If the options above are not what you are looking for, there are other options in Cambridge for under 18s. You can book your accommodation directly with the following accommodation provider. 

  • Homestay Consultancy: Students need to be aged 16 and above for Host Family accommodation. 
  • Student Castle: Students need to turn 18 within the first 5 months of their contract. 
  • Cam Foundry: Students need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract. 
  • Brunswick House: Students need to provide consent from parents/guardians. 
  • Nido – Castle Hill: Students need to provide consent from parents/guardians. 
  • Anglia House: Students need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract.

* Please note the information above is subject to change so you should always check with the providers before booking.  

Chelmsford 

If you are under 18 years of age when you move into your accommodation and you will be studying in Chelmsford, the only options available are in the private sector. You may wish to book your accommodation directly with the following accommodation provider. 

Options available to book in the Private Sector * : 

A. Host Colchester

  • Students need to turn 18 within the first 3 months of their contract. 
  • You can pay upfront or in instalments.
  • If paying in instalments, students need a third-party guarantor such as housing hand or UK guarantor. 
  • Distance from Campus: 1 hour and 13 minutes by train 

B. Unite Stratford

  • Students need to turn 18 within their contract. 
  • You can pay upfront or in instalments.
  • If paying in instalments, students need a guarantor, but the guarantor can be international. 
  • Distance from Campus: 54 minutes by train 

* Please note the information above is subject to change so you should always check with the providers before booking.  


Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE) 

Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE) should apply for accommodation with ARU by emailing camaccom@anglia.ac.ukAccommodation places for pre-sessional students are limited so students should consider booking host family accommodation for their PSE course. Host Family accommodation can be booked directly with Homestay Consultancy. 


Other accommodation options in Cambridge 

If the accommodation options available via ARU Residential Services are not what you are looking for, please have a look at the private accommodation providers listed below. You can book directly with them. When booking please mention you are studying at ARU College. 

Cambridge accommodation providers 


Short-term accommodation options 

If you require short-term accommodation, please visit https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation/short-term-accommodation for more information. 

Further advice on booking private accommodation is available here. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mailing us on accommodation@arucollege.com. We are happy to help you unlock the door to your future! 

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