Number of Weeks
Standard Room (shared bathroom facilities)
38 (Non-Finalist Returners only)
Ensuite Room (Rushford Court)
(offered at College of St Hild and St Bede Only)
Studio Room (New Kepier Court)
(offered at University College only)
Studio Room (Rushford Court)
Single Mezzanine Studio or Super Studio Room (New Kepier Court)
The catering charge will be added to the residence charge for the full accommodation charge.
Catering is provided in Colleges for 31 weeks during the academic year. Most students will only access the core 29 weeks of term plus either welcome week for freshers or congregation week for finalists.
The core 30 weeks provides a weekly catering charge of £98. There are 21 meals per week provided which equates to £4.67 per meal.
Shorter and Term Only Lets
A small number of colleges (University, Hatfield, Collingwood, and Grey) are used by the University for commercial trading during either of or both Christmas and Easter vacation periods. A limited number of beds in those four colleges are only available for 30 or 34 week licences.
Where such licences are offered, the licence fee is given below. Students allocated to a room with a shorter licence will be required to vacate the room for the relevant vacation period.
Please note that these shorter licences are not available on demand and are only linked to the limited number of beds used for trading purposes in the colleges above.
Shared and Paired Room Discounts
If you are allocated to a shared room (two people sharing one room) or a paired room (single study bedrooms with one shared ensuite) the appropriate discount will be taken from the overall residence fee.
3/4 and Double Bed Supplement
If you are allocated to a room with a 3/4 (4ft wide) or double (4ft 6in wide) bed, the appropriate supplement will be added to your overall residence charge.
Recognised (independent) Colleges
The two recognised Colleges, St Chad's College and St John's College, operate their accommodation independently of the University. Residence charges, periods of occupancy and catering may slightly differ from those published above. You should check directly with these Colleges for the most up to date information on their accommodation options.
Purpose Built Partner Accommodation
The University sometimes leases high quality accommodation in purpose built blocks in Durham City. This can be due to high student demand or when planned refurbishment programmes mean some of our College accommodation is unavailable for part or all of the academic year. The price of this accommodation can vary slightly, but the University will ensure that the charge for this accommodation will not exceed that of a similar facility and standard offered in College accommodation.