How to Find Last Minute Off-Campus Student Accommodation

Henry Ugochukwu Ibecheozor
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3 min readSep 2, 2017


Finding last minute accommodation can be stressful — our top tips will help you find your best fit student home.


If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve recently secured a university place, either on results day or later on through clearing.

It wasn’t easy, we know — but it’s (almost) over now!

Before you start packing your bags, you’ll need to find somewhere to live.

Here are our top tips for finding last minute off-campus student accommodation:

1. Don’t Panic

First things first, don’t panic.

Hopefully you’ve breathed a sigh of relief after battling through results day (and potentially clearance too).

Finding accommodation can be just as stressful, but it helps if you’re calm and collected.

2. Know your options

Some universities will guarantee you a bed space on campus in their hostels, as long as you apply before a certain deadline.

Most universities will send you accommodation information not long after you’ve received confirmation of your place.

If not, feel free to check with your university to see what they have available and when you need to apply by.

If your university doesn’t have available bed spaces, don’t worry — you’ll still have plenty of options.

And your social life won’t suffer as a result.

Students who can’t find an on-campus option, or simply prefer to live off-campus, can find private room spaces with lists the best purpose-built student accommodation across Nigeria.

We offer more choice than any other website and can help you find a room close to your university.

Whichever option you go for, make a note of your budget, your course type, and which campus you’ll be based at (some universities have more than one!).

3. Act quickly

This is perhaps the most important tip:

Start your search for accommodation as soon as you’ve confirmed your university admission.

Do not wait for an extra few days or weeks.

If you do, you might be disappointed with the options you have left to choose from.

The best student room spaces and most popular room types always fill up fast.

Check out the best student rooms in UNIZIK, UNIBEN, FUTO, ABSU, DELSU, and MOUAU.

Heading somewhere else in Nigeria? Click here for student rooms in more schools/cities.



Henry Ugochukwu Ibecheozor

Co-founder @livekampus, Software Engineer | Passionate about AI, Robotics, Economics, Charity, Sub-Sahara Student Housing.