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Student Accommodation Leicester

Home to almost 40,000 students, Leicester has two modern, forward thinking universities. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Leicester including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Leicester

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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 Leicester as a student

Home to University of Leicester and De Montfort University with a healthy student population of 42,000, Leicester is a city in East Midlands, lying on the River Soar and in close proximity to the National Forest. It is a pleasant, bustling academic city with a good entertainment and pub scene: a welcoming location to students from the UK and around the world.

The large student population means that the accommodation provision in Leicester is healthy. There are over 100 halls, both private and university-managed available to students. In the 36 uni halls students can expect a good variety of rooms and amenities available to them. Notably, University of Leicester offers most of its accommodation in period houses, rather than large halls, which is an option that many students thoroughly enjoy.

The vast number of Leicester’s halls is operated by the majority of UK’s leading providers. Students can expect a wide selection of rooms and standards to choose from: standard single, en-suite and studios are a few among many types offered by private halls in Leicester. In addition to that, there is a fantastic range of amenities, enhancing both private and social life in privately managed halls.

Other accommodation options are available too, of course. Renting a house with a group of 4 or more friends has never been more popular among students who tasted life in halls and want to move on to more traditional tenancies. Renting in larger groups brings many benefits such as lower per-tenant cost, flexibility in location and furnishing, or sometimes the much sought back garden, perfect for weekend leisure and moments of tranquillity in the busy lives of students. There is also a good supply of flats and apartments, which, as compared to houses, usually benefit from more central location and often have a more ‘cosy’ feel. They are especially suited to persons preferring to move in with fewer flatmates, or hope to live with a partner. This accommodation, be it a flat or a house, is typically managed by landlords or letting agents who specialise in student accommodation and there are many in Leicester that have an excellent reputation.

For more information about Leicester or other university cities, read our comprehensive online guides. They contain useful information about transport, city’s history, but also the best food and entertainment venues! If you are ready to find your new student home, try our fantastic search tool at We have over 20 years of experience and pride ourselves on helping students find the right student accommodation. We currently list a good selection of properties on our site, so you are sure to find something just for you. Using our search tool is easy and you can enquire directly with the accommodation of your choice without the needless intermediaries. Alternatively, you can always reach out to our team for additional support.

Leicester Student Guide

Brimming with independent cafes, a plethora of vintage shops and three universities’ worth of students thrown into the populous, there are always new hidden gems to find in Leicester, and plenty of fun to be had.

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Leicester Universities

Leicester is home to both De Montfort and Leicester University.