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Student Accommodation Cambridge

Home to one the world's leading most well reputed universities, Cambridge is one of the best places to live and study in the UK. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Cambridge.

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

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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Living in Cambridge as a student

Cambridge is well known for being the home of the prestigious University of Cambridge – which is actually a confederation of Colleges, Departments, Faculties and Schools. There are 31 Colleges all together, each of which is governed by their own regulations and statutes. With over 11000 staff and 18000 students spread throughout these 31 colleges, life at Cambridge University certainly won’t be boring!

As with any other University though, there is much more to life at Cambridge than just studying. Cambridge itself is packed full of adventure and fun with lots of activities to keep you occupied when you aren’t in lectures. From impressive art galleries to buzzing live music venues and even a vibrant dance and theatre scene, Cambridge is packed full of culture.

If you like to be out and about, for example, you could take a punting tour down the River Cam or cycle around the city. You could even pack a picnic and head to the local park, or join in one of the many walking tours on offer to really get a feel for the place you are studying in.

There are also lots of places to get fed and watered in Cambridge, with something to suit all tastes. In fact, Cambridge is home to some of the best pubs in the UK and there are lots of coffee shops and tea rooms as well. There are also plenty of opportunities for fine dining – handy when mum and dad come to visit!

With all these things to do, Cambridge is definitely the place to study if you want to be somewhere which is beautiful and packed full of history and tradition. We have a variety of student accommodation on offer in Cambridge, so take a look below to find the perfect place for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most students look for shared housing in Cambridge 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.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Cambridge will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £211 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Cambridge. 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. Accommodation for Students has accommodation across the whole city including Girton and Milton.
In Cambridge 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.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on Accommodation for Students will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Cambridge. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Cambridge halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Cambridge will be £344.
All landlords and property managers in Cambridge 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.

Cambridge Universities

Cambridge is home the The University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.