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Student Accommodation Portsmouth

Famous for its maritime past and historic dockyards, Portsmouth is home to over 20,000 students. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Portsmouth including student houses, flats and halls.

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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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Living in Portsmouth as a student

Famous for its maritime past and historic dockyards, Portsmouth is home to around 20,000 students.
Portsmouth is a port city, in Hampshire which is mainly built on an Island – how cool is that? Portsea Island is a flat low-lying island which measures 24 kilometres square. It has a higher population density than London, it is one of the world’s most well-known ports. It is also home to the University of Portsmouth, which ranked among the top 100 modern Universities in the world recently.
In the last ten years, there has been a huge amount of investment in Portsmouth University, including an £11 million expansion of the library and a new sports centre. They also recently opened a new wing to their Eldon Building bringing lots of new facilities for the creative arts including a new 200 seat cinema-quality screening room and studio.
Let’s face it though, University life isn’t all about studying! Don’t worry there are plenty of things to do in Portsmouth as well. For instance, it has several theatres, which feature both amateur dramatics and national tours. There are also three established music venues in Portsmouth as well, the Guildhall, Pyramids Centre and The Wedgewood Rooms.
Sports wise, Portsmouth is home to Portsmouth FC, who play home games at Fratton Park, as well as two rugby union teams. The city is also home to four hockey clubs: City of Portsmouth, Portsmouth and Southsea, Portsmouth Sharks, and United Services Portsmouth. Boxing and Golf are also popular in the city as well.
If you are planning on studying in Portsmouth, then check out our wide range of student accommodation below, from student houses, flats and halls.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Most students look for shared housing in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth will cost you £99 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £209 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 Portsmouth. 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 Fratton and Southsea.
In Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth. 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 Portsmouth halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Portsmouth will be £396.
All landlords and property managers in Portsmouth 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.

Portsmouth Universities

Portsmouth is home to one major university.