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6 Hull Rd, York YO10 3JG, UK

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Fulford Rd, York YO10 4EA, UK

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80 Walmgate York YO1 9TL

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About York 

According to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), York is popular among students. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in York  

  • Graduate study: 18.5% 

  • Postgraduate study: 28.4%

  • Research study: 38.5%  

The proportion of international students in York varies depending on the subject of study. There's been an overall increase in the proportion of students during the past few years, and that’s due to the growing reputation of York’s universities and the increasing globalization of higher education. 

York houses some of the most famous and prestigious universities, including The University of York and York St. John University. They’re famously known among international students. 


Popular Student Accommodation Areas in York

York has several nearby areas that are suitable for every student, whether they’re introverted or extroverted. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to live in, including transportation, amenities, cost of living, and the distance it takes to your university. 

  1. Students living in Heslington will be near the University of York’s Heslignton West campus, which houses several student accommodations. The purpose accommodations would cost around £122- £ 285/ week 

  • Travel time from Heslington to the city centre by various transportation methods: 

  • Walking - 30 minutes. 

  • Cycling - 15 minutes.

  • Bus - Ten minutes. 

  1. Students living on Fulford Road will pay approximately around £110- £250/week. That price starts from studio apartments to one-bedroom and four bedroom apartments. The University of York's Heslington East campus is the closer university on Fulford Road 

  • Travel time from Fulford Road to the city centre by several transportation methods: 

  • Walking - 20-30 minutes 

  • Cycling 10-15 minutes

  • Bus - Ten minutes

  1. Students who are planning to live in Fishergate would find different types of student accommodation, including studios and one-bedroom to four-bedroom apartments. They could probably cost them around £140 - £310/week. The nearby campus/ universities in Fishergates are the University of York's King's Manor and York St John University's Lord Mayor's Walk campus. 

  • Travel time from Fishergate to the city centre by several transportation methods: 

  • Bus - Five minutes 

  • Walking - 20 minutes 

  • Cycling - Ten minutes

Best Student Accommodation in York

York has a vast choice of student room options, and students can explore different accommodations in York near their colleges and budgets. 

Popular student housing options in York, which provide almost every room type are The Boulevard Roost, Frederick House, Student Castle York, Vita Lawrence Street, York City, York Riverside.

Discover Student Room Types in York (Approx. £300 - £2,500/ month)

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

In the list below, we have suggested the room types given below on the preference and budget to help students in decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in York: 

These cost around £396 and £700/ month 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, and kitchen. 

    • Heslington avg. Rent: between £476 and £556/ month 

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: between £450 and £600/ month 

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: between £350 and £550/month 

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Heslington avg. Rent: between £350 and £450/ month

    • Fulford Road avg.: between £450 and £600/ month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: between £350 and £550 / month 

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Heslington avg. Rent: between £800 and £1,500/ month

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: between £684 and £1,200/ month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: between £480 and £880/ month

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in York with privacy: These rooms cost around £450 to £650  per month. The cost varies according to the type of accommodation the students choose. 

  1. Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Heslington avg. Rent: £350 and £550 / month

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: £400 and £600 / month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: £350 and £550/ month

    • Recommended student single rooms are Fedrerick House, Vita Lawrence Street.

  1. Student Shared Flats

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

    • Heslington avg. Rent: £400 to £600/month per bedroom

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: £400 to £600 / month per bedroom

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: £400 to £600 / month per bedroom 

  1. Student Twin Rooms

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

    • Heslington avg. Rent: £300 to £450/month per bed 

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: £350 to £500/ month per bed

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: £300 to £450/ month per bed

    • Recommended York student accommodations with Twin Rooms is Student Catle York 

  1. Student Double Room

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

    • Heslington avg. Rent: £300-£450 /month per bed 

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: £350-£550 /month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: £350-£550 /month per bed

Room Type 3: York student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and near the city Centre cost around  £1000- £1800 per month. 

  1. York Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Heslington avg. Rent: £400-£600 / month

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent: £400-£600 / month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent: £400-£550 / month

    • Browse through York student flats, and you’ll find Student Castle York one of our top options 

  1. York Student En-Suite Rooms 

    • Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Heslington avg. Rent for medium-sized en-suite room:  £500-£600 per / month

    • Fulford Road avg. Rent medium-sized en-suite room:  £500-£600 per / month

    • Fishergate avg. Rent medium-sized en-suite room:  £500-£600 per / month

    • Browse through students' en-suits in York, such as The Boulevard Roost, Frederick House, and Via Lawrence Street

  1. York Student studios

Prices could vary according to the size of the studio, whether small, medium, or large. 

Room Type 4: Amenities over budget

  • Student penthouses in York cost around  £1200- £2500 per month. 

These are suitable for students who prefer private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy in general, and spacious rooms.

International students in York, UK also search for:

1 Bedroom Private Let2 Bedroom Apartment
Stylish 1 Bed Apartment w/ Beautiful Minster viewsLovely 2 Bed House, with Garden and Free Parking

Stylish & Modern 2 Bedroom near the City Centre

Stylish 2 Bed House with Garden & Parking

Cost of Living in York for Students (Approx. £380 - £795)

Apart from your York student accommodation rent, there are other expenses that cannot be ignored. It varies depending on students’ lifestyle, choices, and prioritization of each expense. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in York as a student:

  • Food: £360-£600 / month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £60/month and cooking your own meal. 

    • You can shop at budgeted and local supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidi, York Farmers Market, and York Shamble Market. There’s always the main go-to large supermarkets like Sainsbury's and Tesco Express. 

  • Transportation: £0-£65/month on average

    • Buy a York by bus smartcard, and you’ll get to travel on all first bus services in York, including park& ride, and UniBus. Students can get 20% discount on bus fares when using the smart card. 

    • Rent a Santander Cycles worth £5-£10 per day for a daily commute.

    • Rent electric bikes and folding bikes for £10-£15 per day from private companies for weekend commutes.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities offer bikes to their students with monthly or annual fees ranging from £50 to £100.

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

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £2-£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 £10-£20. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants 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 in 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 £1-£10

    • 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 £2-£50

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the best time for me to start searching for student accommodation in York?


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You should start looking before 3-5 months for York 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 London student residences which are pet-friendly?

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Riverside Studio in York, York Riverside, Riverside spacious Studio in York, Gorgeous Period Property, Sleeps 5, Luxury Riverside Loft Suite in the heart of York, and Charming Base for 6 Near Bishy Rd allow pets in some of their properties, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

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 £250, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around £50 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are short-term stays an available option in York student housing?


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Some providers offer short-term stays in private York accommodation. Checking the availability of your student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.


Can you suggest York student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options that are private and suitable for couples to choose from:

  1. Purpose built student accommodations like York Student accommodation and Student Roost York 

  2. Apartments and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space. Such as :- Riverside Studio in York, Luxury Riverside Loft Suite in the heart of York, Bright, comfy & Modern Base for 2, Stylish 1 Bed Apartment w/ Beautiful Minster views, and many more.

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