With two campuses in Oxfordshire, and Bedfordshire, this university specialises in Postgraduate study.
The world famous Cranfield University is central to this village, with almost as many students as permanent residents of Cranfield. Search our website to find the latest student halls, houses and apartments in Cranfield.
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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.
Serving as the seat of the Cranfield University, a postgraduate-only institution, the village welcomes around 4,500 students. The area is notable for being located close to the Cranfield Airport and the Church of St Peter and St Paul with its newly restored bells.
The 2011 census puts the village’s population at just over 5,000, excluding the student population, making the student-resident ratio truly staggering. Such a large student body as compared to residents makes Cranfield a desirable location for those hoping to immerse themselves in both the academic and countryside life. It also means that accommodation provisions within the village are numerous. Students can live in one of the 5 university halls of residence which offer a good choice of rooms, from self-catered budget option to single en-suite rooms. Students with preference for either modern or period buildings will be happy to know that university offers rooms in both types.
Private accommodation is also present, though notably not in form of halls. These should perhaps be sought in Milton Keynes or Bedford, both of which have excellent transport links to Cranfield. Students who prefer to stay in Cranfield and seek out private accommodation will need to look for flats, houses and apartments instead. This type of accommodation is well suited to more mature, postgraduate students of CU who already tried life in halls in their undergraduate studies and want to begin a more traditional tenancies. Sharing with friends is always a popular choice with students of Cranfield University. They often choose to move in with a larger group of 4 or more friends. Canterbury usually offers a good choice of flats and houses for students to choose from, conveniently located in the city centre or nearby. This type of accommodation, often aimed at the large cohort of students, is usually managed by landlords and letting agents, many of which have excellent reputation and know what students need and want.
Our online guides will provide you with a wide array of valuable information about the University and the area. With over 20 years of experience in helping students find the perfect place to live, accommodationforstudents.com is the best place to start the search for your dream university accommodation. We list a good choice of rooms, flats and houses to choose from. Our online search tools allow you to contact the accommodation providers directly, or you can choose to get in touch with our team to get additional support—we are always happy to help!
Are you going to live and study in Cranfield? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Cranfield?
Most students look for shared housing in Cranfield 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 Cranfield?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Cranfield 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 Cranfield?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Cranfield. 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.
How long does a tenancy agreement last for?
In Cranfield 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 Cranfield?
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 Cranfield. 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 Cranfield halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Cranfield 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 Cranfield 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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