Find your student accommodation in Cornwall

Student Accommodation Cornwall

Cornwall offers some of the UK's most stunning countryside and hosts several universities, including Falmouth University. Find the latest student accommodation right here.

Student Properties in Cornwall

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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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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 Cornwall as a student

A ceremonial county in South-West England, full of beautiful nature, and home to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, Cornwall is the seat of Falmouth University (6,500 students), Cornwall College (15,000 students) and University of Exeter, Penryn Campus. It is an attractive and welcoming destination to a variety of students, including perhaps especially those who value closeness to nature and the sea, and high quality of education. FU and UoE jointly provide a good variety of student accommodation in their Penryn Campus and surrounding areas, located not very far from Camborne.

There are 8 university-managed halls, both catered and self-catered, with en-suite, shared bathrooms, and shared rooms options available. There is also a wide range of attractive amenities in the various locations the universities offer. Private accommodation is also available with the most popular private providers present.

Private halls in Falmouth and Penryn provide student with a good range of options and prices, from standard en-suite rooms, to fully self-contained studios with double beds; all options have a fantastic variety of amenities available and many are in close proximity to restaurants, pubs and the beach. There is a good range of other accommodation options too. This is the perfect opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of busy university life and to settle in the picturesque Cornish countryside. Renting with a group of 4 or more friends is always a popular choice with students. Cornwall, be it one of the main campuses or surrounding towns and villages can become a perfect, countryside home for those seeking closeness with nature and peaceful tenancy. There usually is a good supply of flats and houses for rent, both in the centre and outskirts of the towns. This type of accommodation is managed by landlords and agents whose expertise in property management is often proven by their excellent reputation.

More information can be found in our comprehensive online guides. When you are ready to find your new student home, go to We have over 20 years of experience in the field and we are always eager to help students find their perfect accommodation. Our site currently lists a good variety of properties in Cornwall so you are sure to finds something that suits you well. When you use our website, you can enquire directly with the accommodation, or ask our dedicated team of specialists for some additional support.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Cornwall?

Most students look for shared housing in Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Cornwall 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 student accommodation in Cornwall?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Cornwall. 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 City Centre and Near University.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Cornwall 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 Cornwall?

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 Cornwall. 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 Cornwall halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Cornwall 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 Cornwall 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.