University of Northampton International College

Under 18s

For those students joining UNIC who are under 18 years of age, the accommodation option is to live with a family member already known to them or a host family.

For further information regarding host families please contact:

UNIC works with Hosts International who provide Homestay accommodation with local families in Northampton.

Homestays offer single rooms or twin shared rooms (for two persons travelling together), shared bathroom and use of the family home as a family member. A choice of two meal plans is available; either self-catering room only or half board (breakfast and evening meal) which is advised for all students. Minimum duration for Homestay is two weeks but it is advised that students book for at least one term.

The cost of Homestay is £145 per week for self-catering and £165 per week for half board, for single rooms.

Homestay bookings are processed through the UNIC Accommodation team.

The local area

The vast majority of student properties can be found within a four mile radius of the University, popular student areas are:

  • Kingsthorpe
  • Kingsthorpe Village
  • Semilong
  • Mounts
  • Kingsley/Poet’s Corner
  • Abington

In many cases these properties are close to the University bus routes.


In July 2020 Host International launched their Charter for Safe Working practice. The Charter details how they work with every Homestay and house-share to have policies and practicies in place to provide safe COVID-secure accommodation.