Halls room with green chair and desk facing window

our halls of residence

Make us your firm first choice, and you're guaranteed a room in halls

Already received an offer from us?

If so, you'll soon receive an email from Student Housing with details of how to login to our Student Home Portal to secure you room in halls.

Our halls of residence

When you stay with us in halls, you get the keys to your own place and open the door to a community of new people.

If you're applying to join as a new, full-time undergraduate student, we guarantee you a room in halls if you make us your firm first choice, and meet our accommodation deadline.

Returning students

If you're returning to Portsmouth in autumn 2022, and looking for somewhere to live, there may still be places available in our halls for you. Contact our student housing team on student.housing@port.ac.uk for details.

Some of the perks of living in halls:

  • All our halls are in the centre of Portsmouth, close to our campus. However early your first lecture, you should get there on time.
  • Every room has a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets for your laptop, phone and anything else you need.
  • You get free broadband and WiFi, so you'll always be connected.
  • All bills are included in the cost of your room – gas, electricity, heating, water and basic insurance.
  • The majority of our rooms are en-suite, with private shower, sink and toilet.
  • We have accessible rooms for students who need them, approved by AccessAble (formerly known as DisabledGo).
  • All our rooms are singles, and they're yours for the entire academic year – even over the Easter and Christmas holidays.
  • Our Residence Life Team is always there if you need help, advice or support. They also provide out-of-hours pastoral care 7 days a week, all year round.

We can find you a quieter room or a place in single-sex accommodation if you'd prefer. But don't bring your car unless you're a blue badge holder. If you're staying in halls, you'll need to leave any pets at home.

Your right to a quality home

We know how important it is to have a safe, comfortable living space at uni. That's why all of our halls of residence are signed up to the Student Accommodation Code (for University-owned halls) or National Code (for halls owned by our nominated providers). 

These codes protect your rights to:

  • a healthy, safe environment
  • timely repairs and maintenance
  • a clean, pleasant living environment
  • a formal, contractual relationship with your landlord
  • access to health and wellbeing services
  • a living environment free from anti-social behaviour

Self-catered, en-suite bathroom

Self-catered, shared bathroom

Bateson Hall


Female student sitting on bed and using laptop in Bateson hall room
View hall

Catered, shared bathroom

Burrell House


Desk with pencils, laptop, and lamp on top
View hall

Our halls at a glance

The table below contains key information you need to choose the right hall for you based on your budget, and whether you want catered or self-catered accommodation or an en-suite bathroom.

Our halls of residence Catered Self-catered En-suite Weekly prices Session fee (academic year)
* Bateson Hall (standard room)     £104 £4,160
* Bateson Hall (large room)     £116 £4,640
** Trafalgar Hall (standard room)   £138 £5,520
** Trafalgar Hall (studio room)   £161 £6,440
* Harry Law Hall (standard room)   £144 £5,760
* Harry Law Hall (studio room)   £161 £6,440
* Harry Law Hall (large studio room)   £168 £6,720
** Rosalind Franklin Hall (standard room)   £148 £5,920
** Rosalind Franklin Hall (studio room)   £161 £6,440
** Margaret Rule Hall (standard room)   £154 £6,160
** Margaret Rule Hall (studio room)   £167 £6,680
** Greetham Street Hall (standard room)   £166 £6,640
** Greetham Street Hall (standard room 2)   £172 £6,880
Catherine House (6 bed flat)   £153 £6,120
Catherine House (5 bed flat)   £157 £6,280
Catherine House (4 bed flat)   £162 £6,480
* Rees Hall (standard room)   £182 £7,280
* Burrell House (standard room)     £140 £5,600
* Burrell House (large room)     £153 £6,120
* Burrell House (extra large room)     £158 £6,320

Please note: prices are rounded to the nearest pound for clarity, based upon a 40 week contract (prices and contract length are subject to confirmation).

* These halls of residence are University of Portsmouth-owned buildings, therefore your contractual agreement will be with the University of Portsmouth. Please refer to the application portal for the terms, conditions and cancellation policy for these buildings.

** These halls of residence are Unite Students-owned buildings, therefore your contractual agreement will be with Unite Students. Please refer to the application portal for the terms, conditions and cancellation policy for these buildings.

This hall of residence is owned by The Student Housing Company, therefore your contractual agreement will be with The Student Housing Company. Please refer to the application portal for the terms, conditions and cancellation policy for this building.

Living in halls: What to expect
Living in halls

How to Apply for Accommodation

Ready to apply for halls?

All applications for our halls have to be made online. We'll send you a link to our online application system when we contact you after you've firmly accepted your place to study with us.

Download our accommodation brochure

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You can pay your tuition, accommodation or language course fees online today. Find out more about making a payment.

Call the Housing Team on +44(0)23 928 43214

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