Living in the UK

Arriving at the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick’s International Guide provides the information you need to prepare for your arrival, settle in and make the most of your time at Warwick. Please see the University pages.

For more comprehensive information on Living in the UK please see UKCISA link - AND look under INFORMATION & ADVICE


Warwick University is a campus university. Usually first year undergraduates are accommodated on campus. There is some campus accommodation available to postgraduate students and their families. As a result of the limited accommodation on campus many students live off campus, in surrounding areas and towns, eg Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.

For Information on the process of finding accommodation and your options, please see our Housing Advice Pages. It is important to understand what your options are, before agreeing to anything,

Please do not look for accommodation on social networking sites in your country.

If you are looking for accommodation before you arrive, you can always seek advice from The Students’ Union Advice Centre by e-mail or by telephoning us.

Council Tax

Almost all students who are studying at Warwick on a full time course are exempt (not required) from paying Council Tax. There are a few exceptions. For full and complete information on Council Tax please see UKCISA.

Other general and useful information on studying in the UK

UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) provides excellent practical information for International Students : UKCISA and look under INFORMATION & ADVICE.

If you have any questions or want more information, contact the Students’ Union Advice Centre