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Accommodation Options

Ofsted inspection - Merrist Wood College’s residential provision was rated as “outstanding” in all five areas inspected: Overall Effectiveness of the Provision, Outcomes for Young People, Quality of Service, Leadership and Management and Safeguarding.

If you don't live in Guildford or the surrounding areas, but want to study at Guildford College or Merrist Wood College, we can help you to arrange accommodation. Where you live is a really important part of your life as a student and a good home will help you settle into student life quickly and succeed on your course. Guildford is an excellent place to live and study.

You can choose between living on site in the Halls of Residence, or locally with a family in Homestay Accommodation.

  • Halls of Residence

Woodlands and Cobbett are our halls of residence, on site at Merrist Wood College. There are 100 single study bedrooms with shared showers, toilets and sitting room facilities. Find out more details about the Halls of Residence at Merrist Wood College.

  • Homestay Accommodation

Before accommodation is sought all students are expected to pay £70 arrangement fee and £150 accommodation deposit, which will be refunded at the end of your stay provided your room is left clean, tidy and nothing has been damaged.

Tel: 01483 44 8690 and Email:

  • Homestay Accommodation Fees

Our host(s) offer accommodation on a half board basis – this means that your breakfast and evening meal will be provided 7 days a week at a cost of £160 per week and £180 during Easter, July, August and Christmas & New Year.


+44 (0)1483 44 86 90

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