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Undergraduate rents and what's included

Rents are based on each room's size and facilities.聽All our rooms are well furnished and centrally heated, with fast internet, and聽access to showers,聽laundry facilities, and basic kitchens.聽

Your rent聽(also known as the 'accommodation聽licence fee') includes聽internet access, utilities, cleaning in communal areas,聽and laundry facilities. You pay the licence fee in three installments over the course of the year. Download聽the聽full list of undergraduate rooms and fees.

What type of rent will you need?

Undergraduate students are normally required to clear their room of all personal belongings during the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations聽and take everything home with them, as the College has very limited storage space. Students resident outside the UK聽and those living in the far north and west of the UK have priority for storing their belongings.

There are three聽types of accommodation licence:

  • Short -聽27 weeks over the three terms. This applies to first聽year students聽only.
  • Standard聽- 32 weeks over the three terms. This applies to some first聽year students, but mostly to second, third,聽and fourth聽year students.聽
  • 尝辞苍驳听- 38 to聽39 weeks,聽from Michaelmas term until the end of Easter term. This applies to second, third,聽and fourth聽year students who wish to stay in their rooms聽during the vacations as well as in聽term time.

Included in your rent

Furniture

All rooms are fully furnished with a standard set of furniture: a bed, wardrobe, desk, desk lamp, desk chair, bookcase, chest of drawers, bedside table, an armchair or easy chair, a notice board, and picture hooks. You need to bring your own bedding, pillows,聽bedlinen, and towels.

You can bring your own聽furniture and furnishings as long as they're listed in the accommodation licence agreement. The same goes for any electrical equipment - you're responsible for making sure that any聽electrical appliances聽you bring are聽safe to use and British Standard approved. We recommend getting your聽appliances聽Portable Appliance Tested before you arrive.

Kitchen

All kitchens are equipped with at least a kettle, toaster, hob, and refrigerator. Main site聽kitchens have microwaves and shared house聽kitchens have full ovens. You'll need to bring your own pots, pans, cutlery, and crockery.

If you have special requirements, for instance for health or religious reasons, please email student-rooms@jesus.cam.ac.uk to let us know.

Laundry

The laundry room on the main College site is in the basement of Chapel Court, although North Court residents聽have their own laundry facilities. There are washing machines available to use in all shared houses and, in some cases,聽tumble dryers too.

Utilities and internet

Heating, lighting, and water bills are all included in your rent, as is high speed broadband internet access.

Insurance

We can't accept any responsibility for loss or damage to students鈥 personal property.

Over the last few years, at the request of the , the College has taken out a block contents insurance policy with a provider called Endsleigh. This聽covers the personal belongings of resident students in the event of damage or loss resulting from fire, flood, and theft.

The annual premium for the basic is included within the rent. Limitations and exclusions to the basic cover apply. However, you can extend your cover to protect other items聽for an extra fee. Further information can be found on 飞别产蝉颈迟别.听

Cleaning in communal areas

The housekeeping department regularly clean all communal areas, including corridors, kitchens, and communal bathrooms.聽They also remove rubbish and recycling from communal areas. It will, however, be your responsibility to keep the communal areas in good order and to clean your own room. Equipment such as vacuum cleaners are available for you to use.

Not included in your rent

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Kitchen Fixed Charge

All undergraduate students who matriculated prior to 2022 are required to pay a termly Kitchen Fixed Charge (KFC) of 拢199 as their contribution towards the cost of the production, staffing and serving of meals. Meals will then be charged as taken.聽An application can be made to the Senior Tutor for an annual exemption from the KFC but only on grounds of health or religion. Note that exemptions cannot be backdated.

Television and TV licence聽

If you wish to watch a television in your room, you will need your own valid annual TV licence, the College doesn't hold a general one. Please visit the 聽for further information.

How to report聽a聽problem with your room

At the start of the year聽you'll be able to view and check your room inventory which聽notes all furniture, furnishings, and fittings, and their condition.

If there are any items聽in your room which aren't working, you can , the College intranet. Once a fault report is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and a fault report number.聽

Porters' Lodge and security

The Porters鈥 Lodge at the main entrance to College is open 24 hours a day throughout the year. It's the main point of contact for out of hours emergencies. The Porters鈥 main responsibility is to ensure that the College is safe and secure. If you ever lose your University Card (which you need to access your accommodation), you can borrow a temporary access card after a quick security check.

If you have any questions about our undergraduate accommodation please email us at聽student-rooms@jesus.cam.ac.uk.

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