Enjoy fully furnished halls of residence in the heart of Hereford city, a stone’s throw from our campuses. Offering an all-inclusive experience, rooms are fully furnished, ensuite and cleaned weekly. Connect instantly with new friends, joining a ready-made family of like-minded budding student engineers. 

We know that coming to Hereford to study might be your first time living away from home. But you can enjoy your newfound independence in safe, welcoming, and sociable surroundings. You’ll feel at home in our well-equipped, spacious, and modern student accommodation.  

Your accommodation guarantee

We guarantee accommodation for all new first-year students starting on an NMITE degree in September 2024.  

  • City centre location only five minutes’ walk to our Blackfriars campus 
  • Doorstep access to shops, cafes, bars and restaurants with Tesco a minutes’ walk away 
  • Fully furnished, ensuite bedrooms containing kitchen facilities (sink, fridge and integrated microwave) 
  • Each flat consists of between 11 and 13 rooms including one fully equipped accessible bedroom 
  • Standard bedroom sizes are 15m2 to 17m2 
  • Communal kitchen/dining/living area in each flat 
  • Large communal social space 
  • Unlimited use of our onsite laundry
  • Secure internal bike store with space for 60 bikes 
  • Great views across the city including the cathedral and the hills beyond 
  • Students need to bring their own cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils and pans.  
  • You will have access to wifi, hot water, electricity and heating with all utility bills and basic contents insurance included in your rental price 
  • A weekly cleaner - yes, that's right!


A little boost from us, to you. We set up NMITE Boost to help our students with the cost-of-living crisis. Through NMITE Boost you can receive free breakfast provisions every day, free monthly Sunday lunches, free period products, free shopping and more! We're always adding new 'boosts' to this initiative so make sure to regularly ask about the latest additions!

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Accommodation and living expenses

Rooms in NMITE's Eign Gate accommodation are now bookable for those starting in September 2024.

Accommodation Guarantee Terms and Conditions

For September 2024 entry

You will be guaranteed a room in NMITE Accommodation, so long as you have:

  • applied to NMITE through UCAS or directly, and accepted your place by 17.00 on Friday 23 August
  • booked your room by 17.00 on Wednesday 28 August 2024
  • signed your accommodation contract by Friday 30 August 2024

How to book your student accommodation

  • First, view the available room tiers (below) for our Eign Gate accommodation and decide your first choice tier.
  • Submit your expression of interest by completing the application form below (don’t forget to write your first choice of room tier in the comments box and don’t hang around as there is limited room availability for each tier!)
  • Upon registering our friendly team at Relo will be in contact to acknowledge receipt of your application, provisionally allocate you a room, and confirm your next steps. Please note that rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
  • Ensure you use your most up-to-date contact details and check your emails (including your junk folder) regularly.
  • If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Student Services team or Relo.

Accommodation room options and fees 2024/25

All tenancy arrangements are managed by our accommodation partners Relo. Discover more about Relo and Eign Gate, and register your interest for a room, on their website: Relo.

We do not require you to pay a holding fee, however, you will be required to pay a damage deposit prior to your tenancy starting. 

Please scroll across the table below to see all information, if using a mobile device. Room availability is subject to demand and existing bookings.

TierAccessible room*Tier 1Tier 2Tier 3
Weekly cost£165£191£178£165
Room detailLarger accessible roomLarge room with small double bedLarger room with small double bed and compromised windowSmaller room with single bed

*Accessible rooms may be available to students without accessibility needs at a cost of £200 per week. Please enquire on application.

Living expenses

Living expenses cover everything you will need to pay for, other than tuition fees. The amount you spend will depend upon your lifestyle choices.

Most students spend £9,000 to £15,000 each year on living expenses including accommodation. Here’s a very general breakdown of average costs.

  • Room in NMITE approved accommodation: See our latest room tier information for a single, self-catered, en-suite room (annual tenancy agreement with NMITE approved partner) including utilities.
  • Privately rented room: Privately rented accommodation costs vary widely throughout Hereford and the surrounding communities.  NMITE Student Support will be able to point you to various resources should you be looking for private rental accommodation.
  • Actual costs will vary widely depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Find out more by contacting Student Services.
  • Approximately £2,200 for a 46-week academic year if you are self-catered or renting privately.
  • Spending £5 a day on a coffee and a sandwich could increase costs by over £1,000 per year!
  • In a four-person shared house you'll each pay £880 - £1,300 a year for utilities. This includes electricity, gas, internet, insurance and water bills.
  • In NMITE accommodation you don't need to pay for utilities separately, they are included in accommodation fees.
  • Bills will vary depending on the size and condition of a house.  
Books, printing and photocopying 
  • £400 a year. You will need to budget for personal copies of books, printing and photocopying. 
Extra costs

There are also lots of personal costs to remember in your budgeting.  Don’t forget to plan for clothes, toiletries, recreation and entertainment, mobile phone costs and your travel expenses.

You should also think about extra budget for:

  • mobile phone bills
  • birthday presents
  • travel expenses, particularly if you study a long distance from home.

Paying for your accommodation

You’ll receive further information about accommodation, including how to book, on receiving an NMITE offer. In the meantime, why not see whether you’re eligible to apply for a Maintenance Loan to help cover costs? 

Living in private accommodation

You may prefer to live in privately rented independent accommodation elsewhere in the city or surrounding areas. Alongside Hereford city, the county is full of beautiful villages and towns.  Choosing to live independently means you can choose where you live, based on the area and faciliiesfacilities available to you. If you don’t have a car, don’t forget to check out bus routes into and out of Hereford though. 

The cost of private accommodation will vary.  Some popular student accommodation websites are: 

Hereford Cathedral

Discover Herefordshire

Delve into a thriving independent food and music scene, breathtaking countryside and an abundance of festivals and events.

NMITE Students at Flip Out Trampoline Park

Students' Union and social clubs

Run by students for students, The NMITE Students’ Union (SU) will provide a ready-made community away from home.

NMITE student ambassadors at NMITE open day in Hereford

Open days

Feeling inspired? Check out NMITE, our accommodation and our stunning city first-hand at an open day.