Find your student accommodation in Durham

Student Accommodation Durham

Home to one of the UK's best universities, Durham is a beautiful city with students at it heart. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Durham 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 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 Durham as a student

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham – and it is also home to Durham University. Made up of 16 colleges, Durham University is a world top 100 university and has seen many illustrious students pass through its doors, including Gaby Logan, George Alagiah, Will Carling and Jeremy Vine.

Durham University consistently ranks highly in many of the world university rankings, such as the QS World University Rankings and Time Higher Education World Reputation Rankings as well. This shows that not only is Durham the place to go for excellent teaching and research, but it also produces happy students as well.

Durham City itself is a beautiful city packed full of stunning architecture – and we have to mention the amazing Cathedral and Castle which were recently awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. There are also awe-inspiring museums to visit as well – such as The Oriental Museum which specialises in the major civilisations of the East.

There is also a vibrant shopping scene in Durham, with plenty of high street shops to choose from as well as a mix of independent boutiques and an indoor market as well. There are also many festivals hosted in Durham, such as the popular Lumiere Festival, the Durham Book Festival and Musicon.

If something more natural is more to your taste, then there are plenty of green spaces for you to enjoy, such as the University’s 10 acres of botanic gardens, or you can hire a boat and row down the River Wear.

Durham is really a diverse place, with lots of things to offer students, and so if you are looking for any type of student accommodation in Durham we are here to help.

Here you will find details of private rented accommodation offered by private landlords/letting agents in Durham including; student houses, student flats/apartments in Durham, bed-sits in Durham, larger housing schemes in Durham.

Durham Student Guide

Durham is located in the north-east of England and is well known for its Norman cathedral and stunning architecture. Durham possesses the best of both worlds; home to both city bustle and peaceful nature walks.

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Durham Universities

Durham is home to one major university.