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University of Brighton

University of Brighton accommodation

Have the beach on your doorstep and be within easy reach of London with a University of Brighton accommodation from Student.com.

We offer several student properties near Brighton University for reasonable prices. Contact us over the phone or on live chat to learn more.

Where is the University of Brighton located?

The University of Brighton has four campuses along the southeast coast of England, three across vibrant Brighton & Hove and a fourth one in relaxed, easy-going Eastbourne.

The university’s location, which is within reach of one of England’s most popular beaches, the countryside, central London (one hour by train), and Gatwick International Airport (less than 30 minutes), makes it a prime spot for UK and international students alike.

Even though it is 47 miles away from the capital, Brighton Beach is also called “London’s beach.” The pebbly beach has certified Blue Flag waters and a 4-mile promenade that buzzes with life in all seasons.

However, Brighton is way more than just a popular beach and a collection of quirky narrow lanes. It is a fun, forward-thinking, and creative town that is known for its independence and inclusiveness towards all cultures, nationalities, and religions. In Brighton you will be at home regardless of your country of origin, background, and lifestyle.

Brighton is also one of the liveliest and most diverse places in the United Kingdom to live and study, making it a fantastic place for students. It regularly places inside the top 10 in the UK and top 100 worldwide in the QS Best Student Cities rankings.


While generally more on the relaxed side, Eastbourne provides its own share of delight. The sunny resort town, which is forty minutes along the coast from Brighton, offers the beach, countryside, shopping, art galleries, theatre, and sporting facilities.

Studying at Brighton Uni 

A multi-campus university based across the beautiful southeast coast of England, the University of Brighton is ranked among the top 150 universities in the UK. It is renowned for its research, recognised courses and business connections.

Research prowess

It rated highly for its world-leading research impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) placing 27th out of 128 UK universities. 92% of the university’s research was rated as being world-leading or internationally excellent.

The university’s research community is made up of experienced academics and professionals and is part of an established national and international research network. With strong links to industry, public services, and professional associations, Brighton is able to collaborate with a wide range of research partners, including organisations from the public and private sectors.

It’s also respected for its art and design programmes placing 8th in the UK and top 40 globally in QS’s 2019 World University Rankings.

Recognised courses

Brighton’s courses are recognised and accredited by over 50 professional organisations, giving its students an additional qualification, a licence to practise or exemption from professional exams.

The university also places a strong emphasis on providing its students hands-on learning opportunities.

With excellent connections to businesses, it offers salary-paid placements and work experience opportunities in the UK and overseas, helping to give its students a competitive edge in their chosen career paths.

Modern campuses with specialist learning facilities

Brighton offers these learning experiences to its almost 20,000 students across its four modern campuses. The university has invested over £100 million in industry-standard facilities and equipment in the last decade. These include:

  • Modern computer rooms and libraries that are equipped with over 1,400 computers and over 600,000 educational materials
  • More than 20 laboratories, including a biomechanics lab and hypoxic chambers
  • A flight simulator and wind turbines
  • Studios, exhibition spaces, and specialist equipment for architecture, design, fine art, fashion textiles, music, and media courses

Brighton University student life  

With nationalities from over 150 countries around the world, Brighton University’s student body and staff help to create a culturally diverse atmosphere on campus.

A supportive international community will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive, no matter where in the world you are from.

Support for international students

The university offers several support programmes to the more than 3,000 international students it welcomes each year.

Throughout your uni years at Brighton, you’ll be provided guidance and support on day-to-day living in the UK by a team of student advisers and international officers.

To facilitate a smooth transition, before and after your arrival, the university will provide dedicated services and advice from trained specialists on several matters, including visas, accommodation, careers, support, health, and welfare.

The institution’s international student support also includes an airport pickup service, talks and workshops to help you settle, and plenty of opportunities to get to know the university and join in with social events.

Extra-curricular activities

Explore your interests and meet new people by joining one of the university’s 100 societies or and 60 sports clubs. Whatever your interests, the university has a year-round programme of sports, cultural, political, and course-related activities.

With close links to local community groups, you’ll have opportunities to improve your employability skills and gain work experience through volunteering on a local community project.

If you’re business-minded, you’ll also have opportunities to develop your own business ideas and meet like-minded students by joining the university’s entrepreneurial network.


A true student city, Brighton is vibrant and has its fair share of attractions to keep you occupied when you choose to venture off-campus.

Discover the Brighton Pier, the exotic Royal Pavilion, and the brand-new British Airways i360, a feat of modern engineering.

Along with interesting places to visit, there are lots of fun things to do in Brighton, from beach sports to bike rides and walking tours. When the sun goes down, there are also several options to entertain the night owls, from live music to fabulous cafes, bars, pubs, and nightclubs to theatre and comedy.

Whether it’s a romantic meal for two or a friends’ get-together, Brighton is loaded with options to choose from. The city is a top destination for restaurants and bars with hundreds of places to eat, from fine dining to tasty value options offering veggie treats and beachfront brunches.

History of the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton’s history goes back to the opening of the Brighton School of Art in 1858.

The Municipal School of Science and Technology opened its doors in 1897. A year later, The Chelsea School opened in London, while the Brighton College of Technology opened on Lewes Road in 1963. Two years later, the 32-acre Falmer campus was opened for the Brighton College of Education.

In 1970, Brighton Polytechnic was formed from the merger of The School of Art and Brighton College of Technology. It then merged with The Teacher Training College in 1976 and received another campus at Falmer.

Three years later, the polytechnic spread its wings into Eastbourne with the merger with The East Sussex College of Higher Education, including the Chelsea School.

Brighton Polytechnic gained university status in 1992 and was renamed the University of Brighton.

The Sussex and Kent Institute of Nursing and Midwifery became part of the university in 1994. This led to the increase of the provision of courses taught in Eastbourne at the Leaf Hospital.

As a partnership between the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex, and the Universities Hospitals Trust, The Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) opened its doors in 2003. University of Brighton Doctoral College was founded in 2011.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the University of Brighton

How can I book student housing near the University of Brighton on Student.com?

You can book student housing easily on Student.com. First, find the housing of your choice by comparing the properties we list with our website’s filter tools. After selecting the property you like, go to the accommodation’s property page by clicking ‘View rooms’.

On the property page you’ll need to choose the room type you’d like to stay in and the dates when you want to book the room for. After doing this, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. A booking consultants will then reach out to you to answer any questions you may have, take you through the next steps and present you with a contract to sign once you’re ready to book.

Why should I book private accommodation instead of student halls?

Choosing private accommodation over student halls provides several benefits. You can choose to save a bit of money by booking a flatshare, or you can book a more private studio apartment where you won’t have to share with anyone. You can also freely choose where in Brighton you’d like to live, whether this is right next to your campus or closer to the Brighton city centre.

What are the different types of rooms you offer near Brighton University?

We offer three different types of student rooms near Brighton University:

Shared Rooms – these are rooms where you share a bedroom with a roommate. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared with tenants from other rooms.

Private Rooms – here you’ll have a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be shared or private. Other facilities like the kitchen are shared with other students.

Entire Place – this option offers a fully self-contained studio property that is totally private. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen without having to share with anyone.

Are bills included in the prices?

This will depend on the property you choose. However, most properties we list in Brighton are rented with all bills included in the rent, and many also offer free Wi-Fi to their inhabitants. Bills are not included in all properties though, so make sure you check if this is the case with the property you’re interested in.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

As with bills, most apartments in Brighton are rented fully furnished. You can check on the property page of each property if this is the case with the apartment you’re interested in.