Homestay Information

Sahara seeks to provide a homestay program which benefits both local families and Sahara students. The focus of the program will be to provide a safe, friendly and healthful environment for Sahara students.  The homestay experience will enhance their experience of living and studying in the UK and will provide a positive impression of the British family life.

Students are expected to respect host family rules and work with the family to communicate and solve problems.

Sahara recommends homestay accommodation for new students. Homestay families will welcome you into their home, help you adjust to Great Britain life and provide all your food and board. Living with a homestay family is also a very good way to improve your English.

Homestay living can also be a challenge. It is not always easy to live with a family from another country. Sahara Homestay Orientation Guide can help you settle in to your homestay family. You will received this guide in your Welcome Pack.

Explanation of Costs

Homestay Placement: £125

Homestay Bond: £500*

*The bond is returned when you leave the host family house without bills or damage.

Accommodation: £120 – £150 per week paid directly to the family

(Minimum 4 weeks stay. Private room and 3 meals per day.)

University Accommodation Service

Let us find you a new home in the UK

SSS provides UK accommodation for international students seeking safe, convenient, and high quality housing in London and throughout the UK.

We are partnered with multiple student accommodation providers around the UK so, whether you’re looking for your own studio or a flat you can share with friends, we will offer you the best choice of location and room type.

Types of UK student accommodation

Private renting

A popular choice of housing for students once their first year of study is complete. Renting privately is wholly independent, and it is important to understand that you are responsible for all bills and cleanliness of the property.

How we can help

  • Free consultation with SSS consultant to discuss accommodation options
  • A member of stuff from a trusted partner will contact you
  • Recieve information on your chosen accommodation
  • Arrange viewing if necessary
  • Payment of deposit
  • Your new home is secured!

If you need assistance on where to live while studying in the UK, email

Hall of residence

Owned, managed and maintained by the universities, accommodation for international students at halls of residence is usually guaranteed for first year applicants. A private room will generally be allotted, while spaces such as kitchen and lounge area will be shared in an apartment of anything between 4-8 fellow students. All bills, including wi-fi, are included in your rent.

Private halls of residence

While not owned by the universities, private halls share many of the same characteristics as university owned accommodation such as inclusive bills and shared spaces. Private halls tend to be slightly more expensive, but this extra expense is reflected in more modern facilities.

Student accommodation locations

We can assist international students with finding accommodation in 22 different locations across the UK, including:

  • Aberdeen
  • Bath
  • Birmingham
  • Bournemouth
  • Bristol
  • Coventry
  • Edinburgh
  • Exeter
  • Glasgow
  • Huddersfield
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Loughborough
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Plymouth
  • Poole
  • Reading
  • Sheffield

UK University Application Services

There are many things to consider when planning to study in the UK and whatever your goal and however much support you need, we can help you receive an offer from a UK university with our wide range of application services.

Free Application Support Service

The Free Application Support Service is available to all international students. Our consultants will assist with the application process, edit your personal statement and inform you of which documents are required and what deadlines must be met.

Premium Service

Our Premium Service is designed for students who would like us to do the hard work for them. Answer a brief questionnaire and we will fill in your application form, edit your personal statement and guarantee you an offer from at least one UK university.


PhD Service

The PhD Service is for students applying to study a PhD in the UK. Writing a strong proposal and submitting it to the right supervisor is crucial in determining whether your application is successful, and our expert consultants will guide you step by step through the process.