Nansen Village

Home of British and International Students


Tenants are not allowed to install satellite dishes on the exterior of the properties.


We allocate flats and houses when they become available and therefore choice is limited to the property vacant at the time.


Nansen Village is a charitable foundation with a specific remit to create a vibrant multicultural community. Students are encouraged to participate and help with the organization of the social calendar. A number of social events are organized for and by the students during the year. Student Representatives are elected and represent the tenants at Board … Continue reading “What will I have to do to contribute to the multicultural community?”


We hold a small stock at affordable prices for people that are new to the country; all information will be sent to the new prospective tenant upon acceptance of property offer. Otherwise linen/bedding can be purchase at the nearby High Road where you will find a selection of shops and supermarkets.


A designated tenant will hold the key for you; all information will be sent to you in advance together with the names and house/flat number of the Tenant Representatives who will be able to help you on arrival.


For Health and Safety reasons we cannot allow pets in Nansen Village.


Even if the applicant is prepared to pay full price for sole occupancy, the Tenancy Committee will not consider single tenants. Our accommodation is strictly for fulltime postgraduate student couples and families.


We will only consider you for housing at the time you have stated accommodation is required on your application form. If wish to maintain your application longer and you are a Masters student, we will only consider you for housing up to three months after the commencement date of your course, in most cases this … Continue reading “How long will you retain my application?”


Provided you fulfill our criteria (see our Application page for more information), your application will be submitted to our Tenancy Committee (comprised of members of the Board of Trustees and Tenant Representatives) for approval. Prospective tenants are then placed on our list of candidates eligible for accommodation, and you will be contacted in the event … Continue reading “I have submitted my application and relevant documents, what happens next?”


Our policy (again, see our Lettings Policy page) states that the partner of the student must also be resident for the duration of the tenancy. Absences are permitted for a maximum of six consecutive weeks in a year.


We have set a maximum a six week consecutive absence limit per year. Any longer than this will be considered a breach of your lease agreement and your tenancy will be terminated. If your studies require you to be absent on field studies for longer you can reapply to re-join Nansen Village when you are … Continue reading “My degree requires me to go on field studies during my tenancy. How long can I stay outside Nansen Village without breaching my lease?”


Yes, all properties are connected to the internet which can be used from the day of arrival. This service is included in the rent with a standard internet service of 50Mbps including Wi Fi in all communal areas.


Nansen Village accommodation is designed for couples with a maximum of two children. We will not accept applications from students wishing to bring a nanny or other relatives to look after children in place of or in addition to the student’s partner.