Student Accommodation Lancaster
The highly regarded campus based University of Lancaster is the focal point of this attractive and student focused city.
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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.
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Living in Lancaster as a student
The historic city of Lancaster is an ideal location for students; it is the perfect University location for many people because it is packed with historical architecture and excellent university experiences.
For many students, including those from overseas, the University of Lancaster provides an excellent balance between educational excellence and an impressive student lifestyle. The city has a small train station, excellent bus services but it's also the ideal city for walking and cycling around with lots of secure places to leave bikes in town and on the University campus.
The University also offers excellent facilities, which are used by local people as well, including a cinema on the campus and lots of societies with a focus on sports. Indeed, the University of Lancaster also offers good accommodation with their halls winning the 'best university halls' title in the National Student Survey several times. There is also good provision for students wanting private accommodation as well. The University has invested heavily in its infrastructure and facilities so most of the campus is modern and well designed. Off-campus, there's a lot for students to do with excellent nightlife including bars and restaurants and for those who want to venture a little further, then Blackpool is within easy reach.
Here you will find details of private rented accommodation offered by private landlords/letting agents in Lancaster including: student houses, student flats/apartments in Lancaster, bed-sits in Lancaster and private halls of residence in Lancaster.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Lancaster? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in Lancaster 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 Lancaster will cost you £83 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £127 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 Lancaster. 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 The Ridge and Bath St.
In Lancaster 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 AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Lancaster. 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 Lancaster halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Lancaster will be £332.
All landlords and property managers in Lancaster 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.
Lancaster is home to one major university.