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 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 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 accommodationforstudents.com. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in Leicester? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in Leicester 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 Leicester will cost you £115 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £131 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 Leicester. 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 Clarendon Park and Highfields.
In Leicester 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 Leicester. 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 Leicester halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Leicester will be £460.
All landlords and property managers in Leicester 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.
Leicester is home to both De Montfort and Leicester University.