Find your student accommodation in Newcastle

Student Accommodation Newcastle

Newcastle is the perfect city to be a student with over 50,000 students and some of the country's most vibrant nightlife. Find all types of student accommodation in Newcastle including studios, houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Newcastle

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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

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 Newcastle as a student

Newcastle is the perfect city to be a student in, with over 50000 students calling it home and a very vibrant nightlife too.

Situated on the banks of the River Tyne, Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East. The two universities in the area are Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Newcastle University is a Russell Group University which won the Sunday Times University of the Year award in 2000. Northumbria University was voted ‘Best New University’ by The Times in 2005.

Newcastle sits at ninth position in the retail centre expenditure league in the UK, with several shopping areas being situated in the centre of Newcastle itself. Eldon Square shopping centre is home to many high street stores, whereas Northumberland Street is full of designer boutiques if you want to splash the cash.

If nightlife is your thing, then you may be interested to learn that Newcastle is in the top ten of the UK's top night spots. Head to the Biggs Market and Quayside areas to find a high concentration of bars, pubs and nightclubs. There is also a wide range of restaurants dotted throughout the city as well, with cuisines ranging from American, French, Japanese, Italian, Greek, Mexican and Spanish being available.

Newcastle is also home to many festivals as well, including the Newcastle Festival of Beer which takes place every April and is organised by CAMRA. There is also a huge music festival called ‘This is Tomorrow’ which takes place annually as well.

There is also a strong sporting culture in Newcastle too, which mostly centres around St James Park – which is home to Newcastle FC. Newcastle also has a Rugby Union and Rugby League team, with the Newcastle Falcons being the only north-east team to have played in the Aviva Premiership. Gosforth Park is the home of horse racing in Newcastle, and basketball and speedway are other popular forms of entertainment.

The student accommodation in Newcastle is as diverse as the area. For our selection of the best Newcastle student accommodation, from studios, houses, flats and halls, take a look at the list below.

Newcastle Student Guide

The city is alive with vibrancy and culture – not only are there countless things to see and do, it also has a lot of open spaces and parks, making it seem less urbanized.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Newcastle?

Most students look for shared housing in Newcastle 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.

How much does student accommodation cost in Newcastle?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Newcastle will cost you £94 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £148 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Newcastle?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Newcastle. 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 Heaton and Denton.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Newcastle 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.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Newcastle?

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 Newcastle. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Newcastle halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Newcastle will be £376.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Newcastle 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.

Newcastle Universities

Newcastle is home to both Northumria University and Newcastle University.