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Student Accommodation Chelmsford

Chelmsford is home to a large Anglia Ruskin University campus and remains a popular choice with students. Search our website for the latest student accommodation available in this town.

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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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Living in Chelmsford as a student

Chelmsford, home to one of Anglia Ruskin University’s campuses, is a city in Essex. It welcomes some of ARU’s 24,500 students who benefit from close proximity both to the sea and London.

Being home to students, Chelmsford naturally offers a wide array of accommodation options. The ARU houses students in its Student Village, with various en-suite and shared-facilities rooms. Private sector is also present, albeit from one major provider. Other accommodation options are also available. Private halls provide students with a good range of options. One can expect both en-suite and shared bathroom facilities, with rooms to suit most financial constraints. In additional to halls, other, private accommodation options are usually available.

Shared houses are students’ favourite, with groups of 4 or more friends being most common. Those wishing to move on from student halls will find a variety of flats, houses and apartments to choose from, in central and more suburban areas of the city. Properties like these are managed by landlords and letting agents, who in university towns often specialise in student renting, thus knowing what students need and want. Many of Chelmsford’s agents have an excellent reputation just for that.

To find out more about Chelmsford, you can read our fantastic online guides. When ready to start you accommodation hunt, head on over to our search tool at which will allow you to tailor the search results exactly to your needs, and will put you directly in contact with the accommodation provider of your choice. If you ever feel that you need some additional support, contact our team. With 20 years of experience in student accommodation we are always happy to help with any of your questions. We currently list a good variety of student accommodation, so you are sure to find what you need with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most students look for shared housing in Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Chelmsford. 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 Central and Near University.
In Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford. 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 Chelmsford halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Chelmsford will be £344.
All landlords and property managers in Chelmsford 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.