International Students

What does Sanctuary Students offer international students?

Sanctuary Students accommodation is already a home from home to hundreds of international students from across the globe.

We operate in the UK’s most exciting cities, providing accommodation in great locations, ideally located for studying and for experiencing all that the local area has to offer. If you’re looking to visit other cities, our colleagues around the country will be sure to offer advice on how to get there and what to see and do.

Read on for more examples of why we think Sanctuary Students is the perfect choice for international students.


We know how to make your transition to student living in the UK as smooth as possible. Our friendly on-site teams are on hand to deliver a personal service and have a wealth of knowledge about the local areas. They will provide you with all the information you need from day one, such as the best way to get to university and where to find the local supermarket. Throughout your stay, our teams are available to listen and give advice in confidence on everything from financial matters to using the laundry.

International Students


At Sanctuary Students, we specialise in delivering quality student accommodation in a safe and supportive living environment.

Your safety is our priority. We have 24 hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV. You’ll also receive round-the-clock support from our maintenance teams to make sure everything runs smoothly.

There are a whole range of accommodation options available to make sure you have the best possible living experience. If you’re looking for more space, many of our properties offer studios with your own kitchen and bathroom. We also offer a large number of en-suite bedrooms, and many of our properties offer state of the art shared kitchen and living areas, as well as common rooms where you can meet up with friends and relax in your free time.


Meeting people for the first time can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re moving to a new country. That’s why in lots of our halls, we provide a range of regular social activities to create a sense of community, help you to settle in and provide opportunities to establish friendships with your flatmates and neighbours.

International Students


In our properties we offer all inclusive bills, free contents insurance and broadband, making it easier to manage your money. Paying your rent is quick and convenient, as you can use a Recurring Card Payment (RCP) or your debit or credit card. Our longer tenancies are ideal for those looking to stay in the UK over the holidays.

Making payments

International students who live in the North West, Midlands or certain London properties (Don Gratton House, Manna Ash House or Coopers Court), who are unable to provide a UK based Guarantor will be required to pay their annual rent prior to moving in.

International students can pay for rent and other charges in their local currency via the Convera payment portal. Gain peace of mind that your payment will arrive in full with our preferred payment service today. To find out more and to use this service, visit our Ways to pay page.

For expert advice on visas, health care, banking and more visit UKCISA.

Sanctuary Students welcome new international students from hundreds of different countries every year, and we look forward to making your stay in the UK as memorable as possible.