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We have a number of accommodation options available to students who would like to book accommodation during their studies with CRIC. We offer both on campus and of campus accommodation in Cambridge and Chelmsford. Each option is different, as are the social opportunities and surroundings.

Unlock the Door to Your Future

Moving to a new city can be a little daunting. But with so many accommodation options to choose from through Anglia Ruskin University Accommodation, finding the perfect room for you has never been easier.


How to Book for May 2020

Contact our dedicated Accommodation Team at

How to Book for September 2020 & January 2021

Follow these three steps and always contact us if you're ever unsure of anything:

1. Familiarise yourself with the Anglia Ruskin University Accommodation options

2. Get your login details to book online

3. You are ready to book!


Students Studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE)

Students studying Pre-Sessional English (PSE) apply for an accommodation with Anglia Ruskin University by emailing 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 can be booked directly through the following providers:

  • Homestay ConsultancyStudents need to be aged 16 and above for Host Family accommodation.
  • ARU Accommodation Students need to turn 18 within 3 months of their accommodation contract.
  • Student CastleStudents need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract.
  • Cam FoundryStudents need to turn 18 within their accommodation contract.
  • Brunswick House: Students need to provide consent from parents/guardians.
  • Nido- Castle: Hill Students need to provide consent from parents/guardians.
  • Anglia House: Students need to turn 18 during their contracts.

Other Accommodation Options

Have a look at the private accommodation providers. You can book directly with them. When booking please state you were referred by CRIC.

Cambridge Referral Accommodation Providers:

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.

Further advice on booking private accommodation please click HERE

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at