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International students

Make yourself at home

We will do our best to help international student who apply before 1 September of the year they start with affordable student housing within easy reach of the University.

We offer some of best-value University-managed accommodation in the UK, located on campus or very close by. Be part of the University community and have the opportunity to participate in lots of extra activities organised by your hall such as sports and social events. It's a great way to quickly develop a network of friends and get involved in university life.

Types of accommodation

  • 912 places on campus in University-managed halls, houses or flats

Accommodation facts

  • In University-managed residences you have facilities to do your own cooking and laundry
  • You can rent for a 40-week, 45-week or a 50-week period
  • Heating, lighting, student bedroom insurance and free internet access is included in the cost
  • The residences are mixed, open to both men and women. However, there are separate sections for rooms for men and for women
  • We welcome applications from students with special needs although specialist accommodation is limited. If you have particular requirements, please let us know as soon as you receive a place on a course
  • Kitchen equipment and bedding are not provided. You can buy a kitchen pack and bedding pack from our online shop. They must be requested and paid for before you arrive. Details are sent with your accommodation offer


Our campus is a much safer environment than those in larger cities. For your assurance, uniformed security officers patrol the campus and monitor closed-circuit television all day, every day. You can also visit our security control room near to the library main entrance.

Accommodation for families

If you intend to bring dependents, you are strongly advised to make accommodation arrangements before travelling to the University. Please note: we do not have accommodation for families.

Private accommodation

You can find an abundance of property in Middlesbrough's private sector - in traditional houses or in purpose-built halls of residence Our accommodation team can help you identify landlords to contact but it doesn't arrange this accommodation for you - your contract is directly with the landlord, not with the University.

Temporary accommodation

If you want to look for a place to live after you arrive, or if you make a late application, you may need to book temporary accommodation in the area for your first few nights. If you check the internet for hotels and guest houses in Middlesbrough this will bring up a range of different options for you.


  • We have some of the most affordable University-managed accommodation in the UK
  • Rents for 2023-24 vary from £85 a week (£3,400 a year) to £155 a week (£6,200 a year) for a single room for a 40-week period.

Where to live while you study here

Living close to the University will greatly benefit your studies and your student experience. We recommend that you choose to live in Middlesbrough, or as nearby as possible. Some cities in the North East of England, like Leeds and Newcastle, are up to two hours travelling time away from the University campus. We do not recommend you live as far away as that during your studies at Teesside University.

Visit our accommodation section for further details on our accommodation options

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