Find your student accommodation in Sheffield

Student Accommodation Sheffield

Sheffield is an extremely popular red brick university city as it is extremely affordable and has two well established universities. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in Sheffield including student houses, flats and halls.

Student Properties in Sheffield

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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 Sheffield as a student

Sheffield is a fantastic destination for students and is world famous for its manufacturing of steel products. There is still a steel industry in the city and it is home to two popular universities: the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. The universities provide a wide range of educational opportunities and the city welcomes 50,000 new students from the UK and around the world every year.

This means that the student population in Sheffield is very large and there's a lot for students to do in the 'Steel City'. Along with a thriving student scene featuring music as well as bars and restaurants, there are also lots of cultural activities including excellent theatres such as the Crucible. Sheffield also has a wide range of sporting facilities and is home to two popular football teams, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

Along with thriving student areas with shops and bars aimed at the local population, Sheffield also offers lots of parks (featuring two millions trees - the highest tree-to-people ratio in Europe!) and is one of Europe's greenest cities. The city's transport infrastructure, which includes trams, means it's easy to get around Sheffield and to other towns and cities, including the Peak District and Pennines. Sheffield is popular with students because it's a friendly place to live and, compared with other popular student cities, has a low-cost of living. There's a lot of culture and reminders that Sheffield was a major world producer of steel and had a leading part in the Industrial Revolution.

Here you will find details of private rented accommodation offered by private landlords and letting agents in Sheffield including: student houses, student flats/apartments in Sheffield, bed-sits in Sheffield and private halls of residence in Sheffield.

Sheffield Student Guide

Sheffield is an amazing city which never gets dull. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and the Peak District national park but is still a bustling metropolitan city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

When is the best time to look for accommodation in Sheffield?

Most students look for shared housing in Sheffield 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 Sheffield?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Sheffield will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £138 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for accommodation in Sheffield?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Sheffield. 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 Highfield and Broomhill.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Sheffield 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 Sheffield?

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 Sheffield. 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 Sheffield halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Sheffield will be £344.

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

All landlords and property manages in Sheffield 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.

Sheffield Universities

Sheffield is home to both Sheffield Hallam and The University of Sheffield.