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An attractive British seaside town with a second campus of the University of Brighton. Search here for the latest student accommodation.

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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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Living in Eastbourne as a student

Eastbourne is a seaside town and is the base for a campus belonging to the University of Brighton, the campus is just a mile from the town centre and even closer to the seafront. The University of Brighton welcomes over 20,000 students each year. Almost 3,000 students choose to study with the university on their Eastbourne campus, benefitting from a close-knit university community and excellent facilities.

With students making up a large proportion of the population in Eastbourne and the surrounding areas, it does have a healthy accommodation provision. The University of Brighton has several halls of residence in Eastbourne, these are all self-catered but there is an option to add in a food and drink plan. Unihomes and unilets are another option for students in Eastbourne which are either managed through the university or privately rented.

Shared houses are particularly popular amongst university students that want to move on from halls and are especially suited to groups of 4 or more friends. A good supply of flats and apartments can be found in the town and surrounding area for those that prefer a slightly smaller residence. These spaces are typically managed by landlords or letting agents who are experienced in administering student accommodation, there are many in Eastbourne with a renowned reputation.

Should you wish to gain any more information about the town, our guides are available for you to read online. If you are ready to start looking for accommodation, begin your search with us on We have gained over 20 years experience of helping students find a place to live and we list a great variety of student accommodation. Our website can be used to enquire directly with the accommodation or contact our team for any further support.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most students look for shared housing in Eastbourne 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.
The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Eastbourne 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.
Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Eastbourne. 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. Accommodation for Students has accommodation across the whole city including City Centre and Near University.
In Eastbourne 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.
Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on Accommodation for Students will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Eastbourne. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.
This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Eastbourne halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Eastbourne will be £344.
All landlords and property managers in Eastbourne 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.