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North Hill, Plymouth, PL4 8EZ

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Discovery Heights 27-31 Cobourg Street Plymouth PL1 1UH

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Central Point 50 Royal Parade Plymouth PL1 1DZ

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119 Alexandra Road Plymouth PL4 7DU

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9 mins by public transport, 16 mins walk to University of Plymouth

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St. Thomas Court 20 Gasking Street Plymouth PL4 9AP

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St. Teresa House Beaumont Road Plymouth PL4 9AZ

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163 Notte Street Plymouth Devon PL1 2AQ United Kingdom

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About the University of Plymouth

  1. University of Plymouth distance from the City Centre:

  • Taxi - 5 minutes 

  • Walking - 10 minutes 

  1. The University of Plymouth has on-campus student accommodation options with an average rent of £2,800/semester. The rent of the room includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security.

  1. The University of Plymouth follows a three-semester academic year system. Each semester has around 15 weeks.

  1. The best month to book a University of Plymouth student accommodation after the university's offer to study is accepted is February. Accommodation applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, which generally start with:

  • New undergraduate - February

  • New postgraduate - July

  • For returning students - March

University of Plymouth Off-Campus Student Housing Options 

PBSAs and Private Lets are the most popular off-campus student accommodation in Plymouth. These are a little more expensive than on-campus student rooms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, modern amenities along with room rent, electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security included in bills. The only differences are:

  1. Purpose-built student accommodation: Average rent £1,250/month

  • Generally located within walking distance from the university.

  • Popular student accommodations near the University of Plymouth include Discovery Heights, Central Point, Alexandra Works, and St. Thomas Court.

  1. Private Student Houses (Private Lets) with an average price of £2,983/month

Secure a Private Student Room Near the University of Plymouth Without a University Offer Letter

iQ Student Accommodation and Capitol Students accept advance bookings for a limited number of rooms for such students with cancellation and refund provisions. T&C is applied according to the provider. We suggest checking our cancellation and refund policies before booking a room or speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near the University of Plymouth

1. Greenbank

Greenbank’s average rent is around £95/week (£380/month). It’s a two-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Discovery Heights, Central Point, Alexandra Works, and St. Thomas Court.

  • Bus - 1 minute

  • Taxi - 1 minute

  • Walking - 2 minutes

2. Mutley Plain

Mutley Plain’s average rent is around £95/week (£380/month). It’s a 15-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Discovery Heights, Central Point, Alexandra Works, and St. Thomas Court.

  • Bus - 7 minutes

  • Taxi - 7 minutes

  • Walking - 15 minutes

3. Lipson

Lipson’s average rent is around £70/week i.e (£280/month). It’s a 15-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Discovery Heights, Central Point, Alexandra Works, and St. Thomas Court.

  • Bus - 5-10 minutes

  • Taxi - 15 minutes

  • Walking - 15 minutes

Benefits of Booking Off-Campus Student Rooms Over On-Campus Accommodation

  • Early bird offer (Off-campus student accommodations generally give discounts or offers on early booking.)

  • Unlike university accommodation, there are many student room types to choose from.

  • No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process.

  • Avoid expensive last-minute private student accommodation bookings.

  • Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  • More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  • Off-campus and private facilities generally have modern facilities such as gyms, cinemas, and game rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is the University of Plymouth good?

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The University of Plymouth is ranked 561 in QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities and has an overall score of 4.3 stars, according to student reviews on Studyportals.

Is Plymouth a good place for international students?

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Yes, Plymouth is great for international students.

What is Plymouth University known for?

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It is known for its high-quality, internationally-leading education, research, and innovation.

Are there student support services provided at the University of Plymouth?

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Yes, student support and wellbeing services are provided at the university.

What is the acceptance rate at the University of Plymouth?

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The university's acceptance rate is around 85%.

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