Student Accommodation Doncaster
A well established Yorkshire market town, boasting several colleges, including University Centre Doncaster. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Doncaster including student houses, flats and halls.
Student Properties in Doncaster
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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.
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Living in Doncaster as a student
Doncaster grew on the site of a 1st century Roman fort, located on the River Don. Doncaster is home to Doncaster College with its 6,400 students; it is also conveniently located close to Sheffield, with 30-minute trains running every 13-15 minutes. There are two universities in Sheffield—University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, with a combined student population of ca. 60,000.
In the nearby Sheffield there are over 35 student halls, some university and some private managed. The accommodation provision is a healthy one, with a variety of options to choose from. Students can expect standard rooms with shared sanitary facilities, as well as big, en-suite studios and everything in-between.
Majority of the nation’s top providers operate in Sheffield with a good range of room options on offer, from standard en-suite to larger, self-contained studios and an attractive set of amenities nearby. In addition to that there is a good range of other accommodation options available.
Doncaster is a perfect choice for students of Sheffield’s universities who wish to experience life in a more traditional tenancy after tasting the hall life. Moving in with a larger group of friends of 4 or more remains the students’ favourite, as it allows for greater flexibility in location—closer or further from the city centre—as well as driving down individual costs, all while giving fantastic options between modern and period building, furnishing type or even the presence of a garden. Smaller flats are a good option for those who hope to move in with their partner or a smaller number of flatmates. There usually is a good supply of both flats and houses in Doncaster, most of which are managed by landlords and agents who specialise in student renting. Many have an excellent reputation for catering to the exact needs and wants of students, making them a safe bet.
More information on the city can be found in our thorough online guides. When you are ready to find your new home, start searching on accommodationforstudents.com. We have over 20 years of experience in the industry and pride ourselves on helping students like you find the accommodation you need. Through our clever search tool you can get directly in contact with the accommodation of your choice, or, should you need it, you can always ask our dedicated team for some additional support. We usually list a good selection of accommodation in Doncaster so you are sure to find something to suit your needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Doncaster? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Doncaster?
Most students look for shared housing in Doncaster 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 Doncaster?
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Doncaster 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 Doncaster?
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Doncaster. 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster?
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 Doncaster. 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 Doncaster halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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.