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Student Accommodation Devon

With some of the country's most impressive scenery, Devon plays host to several Universities. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Devon including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Devon

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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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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 Devon as a student

Reaching from the Bristol Channel to the north all the way to the English Channel in the south, Devon is a picturesque county in South-West England. It homes two major universities—University of Exeter, Plymouth Marjon University and University of Plymouth with combined student population of ca. 46,000 students. It is a welcoming and attractive destination from students from around Britain and the world.

A student population so large warrants a great accommodation provision. Across Devon there are nearly 100 halls of residence, some of which are university-managed. University halls offer a wide range of choices, including full board, self-catered, en-suite and shared bathroom facilities. In some universities students benefit from living in a ‘student village’, a different type of accommodation from standard halls.

Numerous private halls from nation’s top providers are also available and offer a great selection of rooms for every budget. While most halls are purpose-built and new, students inclined to try life in a historic building have that option as well. Variety of prices and a good standard of amenities and locations ensures that every student can find something suitable for themselves.

Devon’s natural beauty is a particularly good choice for those hoping live away from the hustle and bustle of busy cities. Renting with a group of 4 or more friends is always a popular choice, allowing students to take advantage of Devon’s picturesque villages, towns and cities. Both modern and period properties are available and in good supply. These properties, perfect for students, are typically managed by property professionals such as landlords and agents who can help students choose the perfect accommodation that will suit their needs and budgetary constraints.

More information about the region can be found in our comprehensive online guides. Our search tool on will put you in direct contact with the accommodation of your choice, while our team is always on stand-by to provide with some support, should you need it. We currently list a good selection of accommodation, so your new home is within reach! We are proud of helping students find their perfect home for more than 20 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Most students look for shared housing in Devon 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 Devon?

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

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Devon. 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 Devon 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 Devon?

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