When you’re not busy studying or socialising, you’ll need somewhere to call home. Sheffield has a range of options within walking distance of the International College.

Student accommodation in Sheffield

Many people find they meet lifelong friends when living in student accommodation. It is a part of student life and a big step in finding your independence after living at home.

While studying a programme at the International College, you can choose to live in the accommodations offered below, or have the option to arrange your own accommodation independently.

Which accommodation is right for you?

Your accommodation options will vary depending on when you will be starting at the International College. These accommodation options are perfectly located and surrounded by everything you will need whilst studying in Sheffield.

For students studying at the University of Sheffield International College, we offer University-managed accommodation at St Vincent's Place, or third party provided accommodation with Student Roost - a leading student accommodation provider in UK. 

Please note: all under 18s are offered University managed residences as long as there is availability (see below for more information).

Once you are enrolled on your course, our Central Student Support Team will contact you with more information about the accommodation.

Born in Russia. Made in Sheffield.

My first friends here were people from other rooms in my block. On the first day we all were a bit shy because we had just moved in and were missing our homes. But after a few days we became really close; we spent time together, we went to Meadowhall to play some games and after a few weeks we became really close friends and we can share our thoughts, share our problems and do things together.

St Vincent's Place

Located in the heart of the city, near the main campus and next to the International College, St Vincent’s Place is our University-managed development which incorporates a beautifully renovated church. The church is now a place to socialise, offering a café, cinema room, games and a shared kitchen. There is also a Residence Life Mentor to help you settle into life in the UK through organised social activities and student support.

Room types

  • Shared flat

Your room

The above room type offers the following benefits:

  • Fully furnished
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • Desk and study space
  • Bills included
  • Welcome pack, including bedding

Shared facilities and services

  • Shared kitchen
  • Study areas 
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Social spaces including a games room and cinema room
  • Bike storage 
  • High speed Wi-Fi access throughout
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Music room

Take a virtual tour of St Vincent's Place.

It is important to arrange your accommodation before you arrive in the UK. This will ensure you have no difficulty confirming your course at the border. 

  1. Confirm your place at the International College
  2. The University Accommodation team will email you (usually within a week) with a link to their accommodation booking portal
  3. Set up a password and login to the accommodation portal (StarRez)
  4. Choose your accommodation and reserve your room
  5. Receive Residence contract
  6. Accept terms and conditions and set up method of payment
  7. Pay deposit (£150) to secure your room
  8. Collect room keys on arrival to the St Vincent's Place
  9. Make remaining payments directly to the University.
AccommodationCost per week
University Managed Accommodation (St Vincent’s Place)
En-suite room

Student Roost

While studying a programme at the International College, you also have the option to book your accommodation with our third party provider, Student Roost; a leading student accommodation provider in UK. Our students have the choice to choose from several different Student Roost halls of residence located and surrounded by everything students will need whilst studying in Sheffield.

Student Roost accommodation costs:

Student Roost offers en-suite rooms with prices starting from £109 per week.

For more information on availability, prices and locations, please contact

Arranging your own accommodation privately

We highly recommend the University-managed accommodation to all of our students. However, students studying at the International College do also have the option to arrange their own private accommodation. If you choose to do this, it is important that you let us know where you are staying and that this must be less than 60 minutes away from the College. We also advise that you arrange your accommodation as soon as you confirm your place; we can assist you during this process, just ask your agent or advisor.

Look out for fraud

Scammers may specifically target international students so it is important to be able to recognise common signs of fraudulent activity and know what to do if you come across it. Let us know at if you have any concerns about fraudulent activity when dealing with a private accommodation provider so that we can help to protect you and other international students in case they are targeted in the same way.

Important information

We strongly recommend that all under 18s live in University-managed accommodation. If you are younger than 18 years old when you start your programme, you are guaranteed a room in University-managed accommodation as long as there is availability. You'll be placed with students of a similar age group where possible and benefit from specific services available to support younger residents, as well as quick and easy access to the College team.

Students who are 18 years old or over are invited to University managed or third party managed accommodation depending on availability. Once students are confirmed on their course they will be sent information on the accommodation available for their intake.

Take a tour of St Vincent's and see where you could be living

St Vincent's Place: what support is available?

Discover Sheffield

Sheffield is a friendly, multicultural city. It has also been ranked the greenest in the UK. There is plenty to see and do on and off campus, or you can take a bus into the countryside to explore the beautiful Peak District.

Discover Sheffield


Find tuition fees for all International College programmes, as well as information on insurance and taxi transfers from the airport.


Life in the UK

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