How to Book Accommodation 

1. Choose your accommodation from one of the options below

2. Fill in the accommodation booking form online

3. Make the required payment

4. UK Guarantor (applicable to Home/EU students)

How to Book for September 2019

As of September 2019, CRIC and ARU will provide a combined accommodation service to make the booking process simpler and all located in one place. There are now more options than ever for our students to choose from, taking into account your budget, location and facility requirements. We can guide you through this process and answer any questions you might have. What do you have to do? Just follow these 3 easy steps and make sure you qualify:

1. Familiarise yourself with the options

2. Get ready to book

3. You are ready to go!

Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE)

Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE) apply for accommodation with Anglia Ruskin University by e-mailing Please be aware that spaces are limited with ARU so students may consider booking host family accommodation for their PSE course. Host Family accommodation can be booked directly with Homestay Consultancy.

Students under 18 years old

The accommodation options for students under the age of 18 are:

  • Student Castle: Students need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract
  • Host Family accommodation

For further information, please contact our dedicated Accommodation Team at


Other accommodation options

Please refer to the Cambridge bed and breakfast, hotel and apartment listings if you need a short-term accommodation solution.

The information contained in the Cambridge bed and breakfast, hotel and apartment listings has been developed from details provided by the Cambridgeshire Tourism Office and various internet sources. The accommodation covers all areas of Cambridge and it is advisable to check the location and cost prior to booking. Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge Ruskin International College cannot be held liable for any matters arising from inaccuracies in the information provided.