New Students – University of Exeter

Penryn Campus Library

The Penryn Campus is shared and jointly managed by University of Exeter and Falmouth University in an arrangement that is unique within the UK. With over 7000 students studying here there’s a great community feel and access to state of the art facilities. The majority of University of Exeter students study at the Penryn campus, with a limited number based at Truro.

Accommodation 2021-2022

We currently have limited availability in halls. Please make an application via Room Service and we will be in contact with further information.

Accommodation 2022-2023

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in university owned, managed or approved residences as long as they apply by the published deadline. Applications are processed via a ballot and will be processed in a randomly generated order, which means that everyone has a fair chance to secure their preferred accommodation choice. All applications submitted after the ballot deadline will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis for the remaining accommodation options.

Information on the application process can be found in the Application and Allocation Policy. Please note this information is for the the 2021/2022 year and should be used as a guide only. Please check this web page again in February for updated information. We will contact our current residents early next year with information and availability for those who wish to live in halls again.

Please also see our How to Apply video below for a step-by-step guide on how to make an application:


For further information and costs please see the pages for Glasney Student Village and The Sidings in the Halls of Residence section. The information currently published is for the 2021-2022 year so please check back again early next year for updated prices and availability.

Private sector accommodation

We’re happy to help you find private sector accommodation. Please see our Private Sector information for more details.

Important Documents

Please find our policy and contractual documents below.

Policies and Procedures 2021/22

Agreements and Regulations 2021/22