University of Chester
With Campuses in both Chester and Warrington, the University of Chester has a lot to offer. It has over 15,000 students and is at the heart of the city of Chester.
Chester is an appealing and vibrant student destination with a well located university that is as easy on the eye as the city itself. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Chester including student houses, flats and halls.
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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.
Chester is home to the University of Chester, which welcomes over 15,000 students each year. The City is famous for its Roman origins and as an attractive and welcoming destination for students.
With students making up a large proportion of the city’s population it does have a healthy accommodation provision. There are over 53 halls of residence in the city, which include properties owned by the university and privately owned halls of residence. Many University halls offer full board as well as a self-catered option, while the private halls in Chester include the majority of the larger companies that successfully operate student accommodation across the UK.
Private halls in Chester provide students with a good range of options, from a standard en-suite room right through to larger studio suites, with a range of attractive amenities. In addition to the halls of residence there is a good range of other accommodation options. Shared houses are popular with students of the University of Chester that want to move on from halls and are particularly popular with groups of 4 or more friends. There is also a good supply of flats and apartments, often in a city centre location, for those that prefer a smaller place to live. This accommodation is typically managed by landlords or letting agents who specialise in student accommodation and there are many in Chester that have an excellent reputation.
If you are looking for more information about the city you can read our guides online. If you are ready to find accommodation, start your search on accommodationforstudents.com. We have over 20 years experience of helping students find a place to live and we currently list a good choice of student accommodation. You can use our website to enquire directly with the accommodation or get in touch with our team to get some additional support.
Are you going to live and study in Chester? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in Chester 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 Chester will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £146 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 Chester. 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 Garden Lane Area and Hoole.
In Chester 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 AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Chester. 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 Chester halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Chester will be £344.
All landlords and property managers in Chester 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.
Chester is home to one major university.