Student Accommodation York
This ancient, walled Roman city is popular with both students and tourists and has a population of 23,500 studying at its two Universities. Here you will find all types of student accommodation in York including student houses, flats and halls.
Student properties in York
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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 York as a student
York is home to the University of York, York St John and Full York Medical School as well as York College and Askham Bryan College.
There’re over 24,000 students within the city and York is famous for its landmarks such as the York Minster and the historic walls. With 23,500 students studying at the two universities, there are 20 different student halls around the city including university owned and private halls. University halls offer catered and part catered options whereas private halls are generally self-catering.
Private halls include a range of options as close as a few minutes walk from the centre and the universities. Room options include en-suites, self-contained studios, and shared kitchen rooms to cater for different needs.
Shared housing is another popular student accommodation option and come in varying sizes from 8 bed houses right down to cosy 2 bed apartments. There are a range of flats and houses to choose from that are close to the city centre all the way out to East Campus of the University of York. These are managed by landlords or letting agents who offer student accommodation.
If you would like more information about the city, head to our online guides or if you’re ready to start searching for accommodation, start at accommodationforstudents.com. With over 20 years of experience, we are a good choice to helping you on your way to finding somewhere. Use our website or enquire directly with accommodation. You can also contact our team for additional support.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you going to live and study in York? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.
Most students look for shared housing in York 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 York will cost you £119 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £171 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 York. 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 Hull Road and Groves.
In York 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 York. 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 York halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in York will be £476.
All landlords and property managers in York 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.
York is home to both the University of York and York St John University.
University of York
The University of York was established in 1963 and is one of the top 40 universities in the UK for arts and humanities.
York St John University
York St John university was established in 1841 and has developed to become a top 100 ranking university in the Guardian Guide.