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Housing questions for first years

DD is an international student and we have LOTS of questions about housing! Most of the accommodation threads on here are quite old--is there another place we should be looking? Some specific questions we have:

For an international student, is it better to try to get UCL housing or is also a good idea to look into Intercollegiate housing? She'd like to prioritize proximity to UCL campus and it looks like at least 2 of the UCL buildings are quite far whereas many of the intercollegiate ones are quite close. But might be better to be with only UCL students for first year coming alone?

Do self catering houses have a pay as you go cafe or anything like that or are they only equipped with kitchens?

For your 2nd and 3rd year is it possible to get housing--if not in UCL buildings potentially the intercollegiate or after 1st year do you need to find your own housing?

Thanks so much--any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Does anyone know how much the deposit for Garden halls or UOL housing is?
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Reply 2
I don’t think being an international student over a home student makes much difference between choosing UCL or intercollegiate accommodation. But as you have mentioned, choosing intercollegiate you have a better chance of being closer to campus. No self catering halls do not have cafes but there will be plenty old cafes/ sandwich bars to chose from outside halls. It’s generally accepted that UCL and intercollegiate halls are for 1st years only or those with special needs. There are a quite a few private student halls in London for example
https://uk.urbanest.com/locations/kings-cross/
Reply 3
Thank you so much! One last question--on the housing accommodation form, can she only list the intercollegiate halls as options if she doesn't want to be in a UCL Hall? If she just lists 4 Intercollegiate halls, and they all have rooms that match her price point and type of room, would she be "guaranteed" one of those halls or does she also have to ask for a UCL Hall?
Original post by Typhoons
I don’t think being an international student over a home student makes much difference between choosing UCL or intercollegiate accommodation. But as you have mentioned, choosing intercollegiate you have a better chance of being closer to campus. No self catering halls do not have cafes but there will be plenty old cafes/ sandwich bars to chose from outside halls. It’s generally accepted that UCL and intercollegiate halls are for 1st years only or those with special needs. There are a quite a few private student halls in London for example
https://uk.urbanest.com/locations/kings-cross/

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