Student accommodation in Bournemouth
Student.com provides various types of student accommodation in Bournemouth, from fully self-contained studio apartments to ensuite rooms with shared communal areas. Just check what’s available, or send us an enquiry and one of our friendly booking consultants will be in touch to guide you through various options and secure a booking for your requested dates. To get in touch, simply give us a call or message us on live chat.
Get to know Bournemouth
Historically a health resort and a spa town, Bournemouth is situated on the south coast of England and is famous for its 7-mile-long uninterrupted golden sandy beach that has been voted the UK’s best beach in the Tripadvisor Travellers Awards.
There is something for everyone in Bournemouth. Enjoy a stroll in one of the numerous beautiful parks where you will find gardens and lawns that make ideal picnic spots, little bridges crossing water, and other idyllic spots to spend your free time. You can learn a water sport by going scuba diving, fishing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or even surfing. Immerse yourself into British culture by trying the traditional cuisine, like the famous fish & chips, or by sipping an afternoon tea with calming sea views. Simply having the possibility to just walk or cycle by the seaside whenever you feel like is really priceless.
Bournemouth is popular for having a special microclimate and therefore offering warmer weather making it a great new home.
Don’t know what to do on a rainy day? Don’t worry, there are still plenty of activities you can enjoy indoors. Immerse yourself into the world of archaeology, ecology and geology at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre or visit the fascinating Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. Get into an underwater adventure at Oceanarium and finish with a heart-warming hot chocolate at Bournemouth Seafront.
Student life in Bournemouth
Whether it’s for a university degree, internship, volunteering or a language school program, it’s no surprise that Bournemouth attracts over 30,000 students a year which makes it a modern, cosmopolitan and lively city.
With a range of trendy shops and pop ups, cool bars offering amazing nightlife, warm summers and plenty of outdoor activities and sports, what’s not to like being a student in this safe and friendly city?
You will enjoy making new friends by joining student societies, participating in student events and of course being part of a local community. And, if you’re stuck for ideas, with great transport links you can be in London in just 2 hours.
Where to study in Bournemouth?
From university degrees to language schools and study abroad programs Bournemouth hosts a variety of students from all over the world. The two universities in the city are Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth.
Bournemouth University is situated a very short distance away from the town centre and currently offers more than 150 undergraduate degrees and over 100 master’s and doctoral degrees. The university has two campuses - Talbot and Lansdowne Campus - where students can choose from a variety of courses, from media to forensic archaeology and crime scene science.
Bournemouth University was listed as one of the 1,000 best universities in the world by QS in their 2023 World University Rankings. They also list it as a 5-star university.
Arts University Bournemouth
With its focus on the creative environment, Arts University Bournemouth students and teachers share the passion for arts and design. It was founded in 1880 as the Government School of Art. It gained full university status in 2012 and today specialises in art, performance, design and media studies.
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Bournemouth
How do I apply for a student flat on Student.com?
Applying for student accommodation with Student.com is very simple. First you need to figure out which property you’d like to live in. After that you should go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.
On the property page you’ll need to choose your room and the dates when you want to live there. Then you’ll need to click on ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. You’ll be asked to leave your contact details and one of our booking consultants will soon get in touch with you to answer any questions you may still have and to go through the next steps in the booking process.
You don’t have to worry about costs. Student.com does not charge you anything for this service: you’ll only need to pay the rent to your chosen landlord.
What are the different room types you offer?
Currently we offer two different types of rooms in Bournemouth:
In a Private Room you have a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be either private or shared. In Bournemouth you’ll typically get a private bathroom as well. Other facilities are shared with other students.
In an Entire Place, you get a fully self-contained studio apartment. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and typically a small kitchenette for cooking meals. No need to share with anyone!
Please note that all the properties we list won’t necessarily offer all three types of accommodation.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
Many of the properties we list have an excellent array of photos and videos on the property pages. This will help you get a good idea of what your new home will look like even if you won’t be able to see it for yourself first.
If you’d prefer to personally see a place before booking and can get to Bournemouth before your move-in date, we can also arrange a viewing for you. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will set it up for you.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. In most cases landlords of private student flats or purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) require you to pay a deposit in order to secure your booking.
How do I pay my rent?
The rent is paid directly to the landlord. You don’t have to pay anything to Student.com.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
Most of the apartments we list in Bournemouth are rented fully furnished. This is not always the case though, so make sure to check on the property page if the place you’re looking to book is rented furnished or not.