All FYSAE students will be accommodated in Princess Elizabeth House in Highgate. You will live with other students studying abroad and will be supervised by on-site staff members who live in the residence.

As a participant on an Arcadia University program, you are guaranteed housing. Your program fee includes housing, but does not include costs for meals or meal plans. To indicate your housing preferences, submit them using your Arcadia Portal.

Princess Elizabeth House: Situated in a prestigious residential area close to Highgate Village, this residence was renovated in 2016/2017 to purposefully create modern student housing. The building is made up of shared flats and studios, with a limited number of single rooms. With all modern fixtures and high speed internet, the 35-45 minute commute is worthwhile for the comfortable housing with nearby shops, grocery stores and restaurants available just a short walk away.  

Single and double rooms Shared showers and bathrooms
On-site Residence Life Advisors Wifi throughout the building
Shared kitchen and dining areas Free on-site laundry
Communal area cleaning

Arcadia University’s priority is to accommodate you in a place that will support your studies and enable you to experience the local culture. Housing is selected by Arcadia University based on these factors, in addition to considering safety, security and cost. For these reasons, Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change housing options at any time.

Very Important Additional Points

  • Every room is different and unique and while Arcadia ensures that all rooms satisfy general standards, there is no way to guarantee uniformity of apartment and room sizes, furnishings, or facilities.
  • Individual space, personal comfort, and social norms play a different role in England than in the United States. Housing usually feature central heating and an in-house hot water tank that works on timed immersion systems for both economic and environmental savings.
  • Arcadia will provide each student with a pillow and a duvet; you will be responsible for your own bed linens. As packing space is limited, bringing these materials is not recommended. The Arcadia staff will be able to direct you where these can be purchased on the day you arrive.
  • Students with serious health concerns should notify Arcadia University during the application process and indicate any space needs on their housing preference form.
  • Arcadia reserves the right to alter or change housing options at any time should circumstances warrant.
  • It will take 35-45 minutes to commute to the London Center from this residence via public transportation (great for London!), so please budget accordingly. Your Program Manager will send you information and instructions about how to order a Student Oyster Card approximately 3 weeks prior to arrival.