Student Accommodation Bedford
An attractive market town, Bedford is home to a campus of the University of Bedfordshire and renowned for its open green spaces.Find your student accommodation here today.
Student Properties in Bedford
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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.
University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.
Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.
A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.
A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.
Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.
A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.
A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.
A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.
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Living in Bedford as a student
The town of Bedford is home to many of the students from the University of Bedfordshire. The university has over 16,000 students who enjoy the green and open spaces that Bedford has to offer them.
Then are many student properties across Bedford. The University of Bedfordshire offers 15 university managed student halls, and there are 9 halls within Bedford owned by private accommodation providers. Accommodation at the University of Bedfordshire includes a variety of options, from standard bedrooms, up to deluxe en-suite bedrooms.
Private accommodation providers also offer students a range of options, this includes en-suite rooms and studio apartments that are a short walk from the University of Bedfordshire and are close to Bedford town centre. Private accommodation is a viable option for those who can’t find what they’re looking for in university accommodation.
Within Bedford, there are also many student houses and flats available. This accommodation is popular with second- and third-year students who wish to move in with their peers. Student houses are often managed by letting agents or landlords who have years of experience in supporting the student community within Bedford. Student properties will usually cater for groups of three or more and will often have extra amenities such as a TV licence and a private garden.
If you wish to find out more about Bedford, head over to our guides section. If you’re looking to find a property today, then you’ll find a variety of properties right here on our website. If you have a specific enquiry or request, you can register with one of our team members and they’ll get back to you with more support and information. At accommodation for students, we have over 20 years of experience in helping students find their ideal student homes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Bedford? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for accommodation in Bedford?
Most students look for shared housing in Bedford from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.
How much does student accommodation cost in Bedford?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Bedford will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
What is the best way to search for accommodation in Bedford?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Bedford. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Goldington and Putnoe.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Bedford the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.
Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Bedford?
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Bedford. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
How much do I have to pay for a deposit?
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Bedford halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Bedford will be £344.
How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?
All landlords and property manages in Bedford are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.