1. Postgraduate Applicants: SMCSE
  2. Living and studying in London

Living and studying in London

Useful information on finding accommodation both inside and within commuting distance of London and making the most of your study experience while at City.

Planning where to live

As a postgraduate student, you may already be living in London and know your way around. For students who are new to London, or are joining us from different countries, we provide information about our accommodation options and advice from our Accommodation Team whatever your circumstances.

City offers accommodation specifically for postgraduate students in halls of residence contracted for the University's use through independent housing providers. City's halls of residence are self-catered facilities within easy travelling distance of the main University buildings. We also have some accommodation for students with mobility issues.

The University recommends that you budget to spend between £11,000-£15,000 per year on general living costs inclusive of rent, food, heating, travel, clothes, books etc.

If you wish to apply for a room in City's University of London's Halls of Residence, spaces are limited so you are advised to make an early application. Please contact accomm@city.ac.uk or read more on our Accommodation webpages.

London is your campus

From shops, cafes and restaurants to museums, galleries and art venues; from sports clubs to night clubs; from cityscapes to public gardens, London is a City for everyone. Celebrated as a truly global destination, with a diverse mix, iconic landmarks and a unique energy, it is an exuberant and exciting place to live.

City is located in the heart of London, close to the capital's leading financial, legal, media and medical institutions. London is ranked in fifth position in the QS Top Universities Best Student Cities in the World 2016 and is placed as the number one city in the world for rankings. London's "world-class facilities" and its position as "a hub of academia" were commended. QS describes London as "one of the world's most important financial centres", as well as "being among the world's leading places to find work in media and the arts [and] a host of other industries".

This means that both professionally and personally, students have the opportunity to benefit from all that London has to offer

Discover what London has to offer.

The local area

Much of the City campus is located on the cusp of several of London's most vibrant neighbourhoods: design-focused Clerkenwell, Islington's fashionable Upper Street and the high-tech creative communities of Old Street and Shoreditch. Tree lined avenues and green spaces offer contrast to the vibrant street life, bars and restaurants of Exmouth Market and Hoxton Square, while the nearby Barbican Centre is a world-famous architectural landmark

Discover the local area.

The City campus

City has a lively social and cultural scene, with clubs and societies, sporting facilities and opportunities for paid employment and volunteering. We also offer comprehensive support to all our students from day one, with staff on hand to provide health and wellbeing, accommodation and careers

Find out more about the campus.