University of Chichester
Located in West Sussex, the University of Chichester has campuses in both Chichester and in Bognor Regis.
A friendly University of just 5,000 students sits in the centre of this attractive Cathedral city. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Chichester 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.
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.
Known for its Roman roots and beautiful 12th century cathedral, Chichester homes University of Chichester’s 5,500 students. Located in close proximity to the Channel, Chichester benefit from access to the sea, as well as a relatively short distance from London, making it a perfect destination for students hoping to balance study and leisure.
With students making up nearly 20% of the city’s population, the accommodation provisions are good. All halls are managed by the university and offer a wide range of choices, from full board, superior en-suite rooms, to self-catered, shared facilities options. No major private halls providers seem to operate in the area, but that is made up by a healthy provision of other accommodation choices.
Students who wish to move on from hall life often choose to rent a house or a flat with a larger group of 4 or more friends. Larger properties which can house groups like that benefit from lower per-tenant costs, as well as flexibility in furnishing and location—students hoping for a life in the bustling city centre, as well as those preferring a quieter, more suburban life are sure to find the right home. Flats and apartments are a popular choice too, especially for those looking to share with one friend or a partner. The advantage of these properties, usually located in central locations, lies in their close proximity to various attractive amenities, centres of social life such as pubs, cinemas or gyms. Be it flats, houses or apartments, this type of accommodation is usually managed by landlords or letting agents, many of whom have an excellent reputation for catering to students’ needs and wants.
When you are ready to start your search, try our intuitive search tool which not only will allow you to tailor the search results exactly to your needs, but will also let you to get directly in touch with the accommodation of your choice—with no unnecessary intermediaries! Alternatively, we understand that searching for a new place to live may be overwhelming—for that reason our dedicated team of specialists is always there to give you all the support you need. We pride ourselves on helping students find their new dream accommodation for more than 20 years. Our experience and dedication makes searching for a home with us feel like an adventure, not a dreaded chore!
Are you going to live and study in Chichester? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for accommodation in Chichester?
Most students look for shared housing in Chichester 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 Chichester?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Chichester 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 Chichester?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Chichester. 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 Parklands and Whyke.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Chichester 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 Chichester?
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 Chichester. 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 Chichester halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Chichester 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 Chichester 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.
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