How much does university accommodation cost?

AFS Team·14 July 2023·3 min read
How much does university accommodation cost?

University accommodation costs vary depending on a range of factors, such as location, type of accommodation, and what is included.

On average, a room in university halls of residence costs between £120 and £200 per week. This can vary by city, and rooms with en suites are typically more expensive. For example, cities such as Carmarthen and Bradford have en suite rooms starting at £95 per week compared to Liverpool and Loughborough which are around £140 per week. To find accommodation in your city, read our blog.

Shared housing

If you are looking to rent a room in a shared house or flat, the cost can range from £80 to £150 per week. This option can be more affordable than university halls of residence, but you will have to share the kitchen and communal areas with other tenants. For more information on who you will live with, read our guide.

Alternatively, if you are looking to live alone, you can rent a studio apartment or a one-bedroom flat, which can cost upwards of £200 per week. This option is usually more expensive but offers more privacy and comfort.

Location is a key factor

It's worth noting that university accommodation costs can vary significantly depending on the location, with accommodation in London and other major cities, such as Bristol, York and Bath being generally more expensive than in smaller towns and rural areas. Some universities offer discounts for eligible students to help with the costs.

Overall, the cost of university accommodation can vary depending on several factors. It is good practice to research all your options and what financial support is available.

To find out how to apply for accommodation at university, read our handy blog.