Abacus College believes that providing accommodation in which you feel relaxed and at home is of major importance. We want you to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay while studying with us and we will do our best to meet your individual needs. All college arranged accommodation is checked on a regular basis.

Types of accommodation:

Homestay (Half board on weekdays; Full board at weekends)
Carefully selected, welcoming hosts, giving students the opportunity to practise their English and experience British life and culture. Students will have their own comfortable study-bedroom and shared use of other facilities in the home. Wi-Fi access and a laundry service are also available. Homestays accommodate between 1 and 4 (maximum) students at any one time. (Cost: £180 per week).

Homestay Plus (Half board on weekdays; Full board at weekends)
Homestays Plus hosts provide a higher level of support and supervision and is compulsory if you are aged under 16. (Cost: £180 – £190 per week).

Private Home (Half board on weekdays; Full board at weekends)
While a homestay may live at the same property, with this option you can enjoy a little more independence, i.e. less direct contact with the host(s). More than 4 students may be accommodated in a private home at any one time. (Cost: £180 per week).

Student House (18+ only; self-catering, i.e. no meals provided)
Ideally located in Oxford’s attractive suburb of Headington and only an 8-10 minute walk from the college. There are 5 student bedrooms and 3 shared bathroom/shower rooms, as well as a substantial kitchen/Dining/Living space. The house is well maintained and students can benefit from the good size rear garden. There is a live-in warden at the property to assist with any maintenance and/or issues should they arise. (Cost: Large room = £200 per week; Medium room = £175 per week).

If you wish to arrange accommodation through the college, please do let us know when you book on to your course. While all attempts will be made, we cannot guarantee that all requirements will be met. Priority will be given to requests that suit particular medical requirements.


If you wish to leave your homestay, two weeks’ notice is required to be made to the college. For more information, please see point 12 in our terms and conditions.


Accommodation is charged for the whole length of the course including holidays. There will be a £5 monthly charge for payments made through the college.

*Please note that places in a private home are limited and advance booking is required. Internet access is available at most homestays but not guaranteed. Free internet is available at the college Monday to Friday 08:30 – 18:00.