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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.


Our accommodation options are:

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.


How to Book Accommodation 

1. Choose your accommodation from one of the options below

Summary of CRIC Accommodation Options

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2. Fill in the accommodation booking form online

Once you’ve decided where you would like to live, simply complete the accommodation booking form online.


3. Make the required payment

At the time of booking, you are required to make a down payment of £500 plus 4 weeks or 1-month rent depending on the accommodation option you choose. Please click here for further information.

For example, if you book a standard room at CB1 Aston House the downpayment will be:


£500 (down payment) + £620 (4 weeks or 1 month rent)= £1120


The £500 included in this down payment is non-refundable if you cancel your booking.  However, once you move in £350 of this down payment converts into a refundable security deposit to be refunded to you at the end of your tenancy. This security deposit of £350 is to cover any accidental damage, cleaning charges and work needed after you vacate the room.


Accommodation fees can be paid online by clicking here or by bank transfer to the bank account below:


Reference:_________ (Student CRIC ID –Accommodation payment)
Bank Name: Citibank London
Account Number:11972472
Sorting Code:185008
SWIFT:CITIGB2L (Citibank London)
Bank Address: Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, LONDON, E14 5LB, UK


Please remember to quote your name and CRIC student ID when you make your payment so it can be allocated to your college account.


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

Unless you choose to pay your accommodation fees in advance, you will need a guarantor.

For the Forum bookings, this guarantor needs to be a UK based guarantor.

If you do not have a UK based guarantor, you could use a guarantor company, for example, housing hand. For a small fee, they will act as your guarantor allowing you to pay your rent in instalments.


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
  • Peter Taylor House: Students need to turn 18 within the semester they move in
  • Ramsomes Way: Students need to turn 18 within the semester they move in
  • Host Family accommodation

For further information, please contact our dedicated Accommodation Team at