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Student Accommodation Exeter

Home to one of the UK’s most highly regarded universities, Exeter is an ancient city, with a rich history and surrounded by stunning countryside. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Exeter including student houses, flats and

Student Properties in Exeter


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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 Exeter as a student

Exeter is an ancient city on the River Exe in Devon. The city is home to the University of Exeter which welcomes over 25,000 students each year. The university is right on the cusp of the city centre, with picturesque scenery and an ideal balance of city and rural life making Exeter an ideal place for students.

With students quantifying a large percentage of the city’s population, Exeter does have an incredibly successful accommodation provision. There are 60 halls of residence in the city, which include properties owned by the university and privately owned halls of residence. The university offers a variety of self-catered and catered accommodation available at both the Exeter and Penryn campuses, with various residences located further towards the city centre.

Private halls in Exeter are managed by recognised companies which are well-regarded for successfully operating student accommodation across the country. These halls vary from a single en-suite room with a shared kitchen all the way through to a private studio flat, with access to a variety of exclusive facilities. In addition to standard halls of residence there are other exciting accommodation options.

A house share is a particularly popular choice with both returning students of the University of Exeter, as well as students who feel that they are not suited to halls. Whether you are looking as an individual or as a group, Exeter has a lot of private student accommodation options available in the city centre and surrounding areas. There is also a good supply of flats and apartments, often situated in the central locations, for private or shared rental. This accommodation is usually administered through student letting agencies and by landlords who are highly recommended by the student population.

With over 20 years experience of helping students to find a place to live, will offer you supportive guidance in your search for accommodation. Our useful student guides can be read online, should you need any more information about the city. If you are ready to find accommodation, start your search on our website by considering the range of accommodation options we currently list. You can use our website to enquire directly with the accommodation or contact our team for any further support.

Exeter Student Guide

Despite being a campus university, students at Exeter spend as much time in the bustling city centre as they do in the library, whether that’s partying in a bar, or studying in a coffee shop.

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Exeter Universities

Exeter is home to one major university.