FAQs - Accommodation


Studying abroad is a big decision to make, and it’s important that you have all the information you want before you start your journey with us. Our FAQs are divided into categories, and should provide you will answers to all your queries.

If you cannot find an answer to your question, please contact a student advisor.


Depending on the location you choose, there are two main types of housing:

Homestay: Live with a family local to your school, where you can speak English with a welcoming and friendly family. 

Room Type: Single or Double 
Minimum Age: 16  
Meals Provided: 2 per day; 14 per week

Student Residence: Live in a residence with fellow students, close to your school. Not all residences offer the same options, but most are self-catering.

Minimum Age: 18

For more detailed information, read the Residence Factfiles on each school page.

Non-Kaplan Accommodation: You can also find your own accommodation, but please remember to give us your contact address and telephone number to send you any important information.  

Last updated: 24 June 2016

Our first priority is your welfare, and we make every effort to ensure your accommodation matches your needs. However, if you feel your accommodation is not right for you, contact the accommodation coordinator at your school to discuss your options.

Last updated: 29 September 2016

You can choose to book either a single room or a twin room with our host families or apartments. If you book a twin room in a host family you will be placed with another student of the same sex and of similar age, each with a single bed.

Last updated: 29 September 2016

Yes, you can request to stay together with a friend in the same host family, but only if your friend is studying at Kaplan International English, too. You should request this when booking your course.

Last updated: 24 June 2016

This depends on the location, your accommodation preferences and budget. We offer a range of choices that can help you balance the cost with ease of travel to the school and city center.

In some cities we have a small number of close accommodation options available at a higher cost. If it’s important for you to be very close to school, some schools will be better than others. In this case, you will need to book as far in advance as possible, particularly if you want to study in June or July. For more information about your accommodation options, speak to your education advisor.

Last updated: 29 September 2016

Depending on availability, you can arrange an extra night at the beginning or end of your stay. However, we can only arrange long term accommodation for current Kaplan International English students.

Last updated: 29 September 2016

Unless otherwise stated, prices are for tuition fees only. You can find accommodation prices under once you are through to the get a quote page.

Last updated: 29 September 2016

Yes. The more weeks you study with us, the bigger your discount will be. See our promotions page for our latest offers on accommodation.

Last updated: 24 June 2016

How can we help?

Our Student Advisors will help you choose the right course to suit your academic and professional goals.

  •       Accommodation
  •       Visa information
  •       Travel arrangements

If you would like to speak with a student advisor, please call: 

UK: +44 (0)20 7045 5000