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About Leicester

With 3.7% of its student population being international, Leicester is one of the educational destinations in the UK for students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Leicester:

  • Undergraduate: 58.08%

  • Postgraduate: 32.76%

  • Research: 9.16%

Leicester offers high-quality education through its prestigious universities, the University of Leicester and De Montfort University. Also, the city is popular among international students for its affordability compared to other cities in the UK, like London or Birmingham.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Leicester

Popular Leicester areas among university students are Clarendon Park, Highfields, and Westcotes. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Leicester’s Clarendon Park will be near the University of Leicester, and purpose-built accommodation would cost around £150–£400/week.

  • Travel time from Clarendon Park to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 25-30 minutes

2. Students living in Highfields would pay approximately £130–£350/week.

Nearby universities include De Montfort University (DMU).

  • Travel time from Highfields to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 30-40 minutes

3. Students living in Westcotes purpose-built student accommodation would pay around £130–£350/week. This area includes De Montfort University (DMU).

  • Travel time from Westcotes to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 10-15 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Leicester

Leicester has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Leicester near their universities and budgets.

1) Top-rated and cheapest-price student housing in Leicester among students with USPs is given below. Why are these popular? 

  • Deacon House (Fully Furnished, 2-minute walk to DeMontford University, Short Stay Summer Lets, Dual occupancy, Double en-suite rooms)

  • Dover Street Apartments (Summer Accommodation, Studios Available, Near De Montford University, Private En-suites Available, No Visa, No Pay)

  • Reynard House (Daily Cleaning Service available, Summer Stays, Private Ensuite Serviced Apartment, Studios available, Near De Montford University, Fully Luxury Furnished Apartments)

  • The 100 Apartments (Summer Stays, Private Double Ensuite Rooms available, Near City Centre Gym, Fully Furnished apartments)

  • 41 Castle Street (Studios available, Near De Montford University(DMU), En-suites Available, No Visa, No Pay, Flexible tenancies with T&C apply, Wheelchair accessible)

  • Pennine House (Studios Available, Near De Montford University(DMU), En-suites Available, Fully Furnished, Flexible tenancies with T&C apply, Cleaning Service T&C Apply)

  • The Aspen (Studios Available, Near University of Leicester Campus, En-suites Available, Furnished, Flexible tenancies with T&C apply, Cleaning Service T&C Apply)

  • The Glassworks (Studios available, Near De Montford University(DMU), En-suites Available, No Visa, No Pay, Flexible tenancies with T&C apply)

2) Cheap and best student accommodations with benefits students mostly prefer to have in their housing.

  • Ben Russell Court (Semester Stays, Studios, Summer Stay available, No Visa, No Pay, Few Min De Montfort University(DMU), Furnished,  flexible tenancy 14 weeks)

  • Queens Court (Best Studios Stay available, Few Min De Montfort University(DMU), Furnished, Flexible tenancy 14 weeks)

  • Regents Court (Studios Stay available, Few Min De Montfort University(DMU), Furnished, Flexible tenancy 14 weeks)

  • York House Leicester (Few Min De Montfort University(DMU), Furnished, Flexible Booking from 30 weeks)

Discover Student Room Types in Leicester (Approx. £300–£2000/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Leicester typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Leicester: 

These cost around £85–£250 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments.

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £380 / month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £300 / month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £1,800 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £1,500 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £1,700 / month

    • Recommended entire place accommodation include Lovely one bedroom apartment.

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Leicester with privacy: These rooms cost around £350–£800 per month. 

  • Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £550 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £420 / month

    • Recommended student single rooms include The Grange, Liberty Park, and 48 Cambridge Street.

  • Student Shared Flats

    • Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £400 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £350 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £320 / month

    • Recommended student shared flats include 18 - 20 Albion Street and iQ Grosvenor House.

  • Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £420 / month

  • Student Double Room

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £550 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £570 / month

Room Type 3: Leicester student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the City Centre cost around  £400- £650 per month. 

  • Leicester Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Clarendon Park avg. Rent: £650 / month

    • Highfields avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Westcotes avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Recommended student flats include Salisbury Road, The Summit, and 120 Charles Street.

  • Leicester Student En-Suite Rooms 

  • Leicester Student Studios

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

  • Student Penthouse in Leicester costs around  £900–£2,000 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more over budget.

International students in Leicester, UK also search for:

1 Bedroom Private Let2 Bedroom Apartment
Large 1 Bed apartment in a prime location on London RoadCharming two bedroom apartment
All Inclusive Furnished one bed2 Bedroom Serviced apartment opposite Leicester Railway Station
Lovely one bedroom apartmentA newly refurbished large 2 bedroom apartment in the suburban area of Birstall Leicester

Cost of Living in Leicester for Students (Approx. £160–£600)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Leicester student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Leicester as a student:

  • Food: £100–£250/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £200/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Co-op, Iceland, Aldi, and Lidl. They offer student discounts.

  • Transportation: £40-£50/month on average

    • Get a FirstBus Student Monthly Pass for £46 per month and enjoy discounted bus services in Leicester.

    • Rent a bicycle from Rutland Cycling Leicester for £40 per day for a daily commute.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as the University of Leicester and De Montfort University, offer their students discounted bikes.

    • Buy a new bike for £200, easily available for students, which is equal to one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £20-£50. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils in that case, student can check online where some websites provide utensils at discounted prices for student from market prices.

    • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £150. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants, either included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £50

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. Student can check online where some websites provide at discounted prices from market prices.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £50

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Leicester?


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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Leicester student accommodation once you submit the university application. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.


Can you suggest any Leicester student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Leicester offer pet-friendly room options for students such as :- Modern & stylish studio in central Leicester, Modern Apartment in newly built Wullcombe building, and many others. Contact our accommodation experts for more information!

Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around £350, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around £35 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are short-term stays available in Leicester?


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Some student housing providers offer short-term stays in Leicester. However, it is recommended to check the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period. Also, you can refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


Can you suggest Leicester student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as UOL and DMU.

  2. Apartment and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space such as :- Modern & stylish studio in central Leicester, Spacious studio apartment in Leicester, All Inclusive Furnished one bed, Modern Apartment in newly built Wullcombe building, and many more.

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