No, properties occupied only by full-time students are exempt once the council has seen evidence of student status for each person living in the house. The council needs to see this evidence every academic year.
Evidence of student status for students at the University of Portsmouth is just name, address and student registration number. Students at other educational institutions can ask their university/college for a student certificate to send or bring in.
The council needs confirmation of student status of each person before granting a Council Tax exemption - follow the link to complete and send us this information online.