Find your student accommodation in Brighton

Student Accommodation Brighton

One of the UK's most iconic and eclectic coastal towns boasts two first class universities. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Brighton including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Brighton

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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 Hall
  • 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.

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Private Halls
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • 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 Brighton as a student

The seaside town of Brighton is home to many of the 21,000 students studying at the University of Brighton and is also popular with students from The University of Sussex. Brighton is located on the eastern coast of England, and dates back to the Bronze age and the Anglo-Saxon period where early settlers made their home in Brighton.

Across Brighton, there are many student properties available. The University of Brighton manages 18 university halls, and within the town of Brighton there are 12 privately managed halls. Within University managed halls, there is the option of either self-catered, catered, en-suite or shared bathroom packages. All first-year students are guaranteed a place in university managed accommodation, provided they meet the eligible criteria.

There are also multiple properties offered by private accommodation providers, that offer a viable alternative to university halls. In private accommodation, there are often double or ¾ bedrooms, that include an en-suite. Many providers also include extra facilities such as a TV as well as private laundry facilities and cleaning services. However, many second- and third-year students choose to live within Brighton in private properties. This accommodation type is suitable for groups of four or more and is often provided by private landlords or letting agents, who will have years of experience in student properties. Private properties will often have shared kitchen and bathroom facilities and may include private garden spaces.

If you wish to find out more about Brighton, then head over to our city guides located on our website. You can begin your property search today at, however if you can’t find what you’re looking for, then you can contact a member of our team who will get back to you as soon as possible. With over 20 years of experience in student properties, accommodation for students can support you in finding your ideal student home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Brighton? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for accommodation in Brighton?

Most students look for shared housing in Brighton 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 Brighton?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Brighton will cost you £122 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £233 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in Brighton?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Brighton. 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 Lewes Road and Bevendean.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Brighton 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 Brighton?

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 Brighton. 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 Brighton halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Brighton will be £488.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Brighton 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.

Brighton Universities

Brighton is home to The University of Brighton and The University of Sussex .