With all of our accommodation on or close to campus, you’ll never be far from your department, the Library, and a range of study and social spaces. You'll also be just a short walk, cycle or bus ride away from York’s vibrant city centre.

We welcome applications from full-time UK and EU students as well as our guaranteed international students. Even if you’re not covered by our guarantee you should still apply as we're able to assist most students with accommodation on or off campus.

If you have accepted an unconditional or conditional course place with us at York for 2016/17 you can apply now for accommodation.

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Our guarantee

You're guaranteed accommodation owned, managed or approved by the University if you:

  • are paying overseas tuition fees
  • are a new full-time student applying for a single room for the full academic year
  • apply for accommodation and accept an unconditional course place by 12 noon (BST) on Friday 5 August 2016

You’ll also be guaranteed accommodation for each year of your course if you apply by the deadline date advertised each year.

Arriving part way through the year

We are able to help many postgraduate students who arrive part way through the year, although we can't guarantee accommodation. If you're starting your studies in January 2016, you can apply now by selecting the 2015/16 application form when you start your application.

Quick facts

  • £106 to £150 per week (single room, 2016/17 prices)
  • Heating, electricity, water, contents insurance and wifi included
  • Dedicated flats for our postgraduate students
  • All of our postgraduate accommodation is available for a 51-week let length

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You will be a member of one of our nine colleges throughout your time here, living with other postgraduate students in dedicated blocks and flats.

Our colleges are much more than just halls of residence. As well as social, study and catering facilities, they also offer:

  • Support and guidance through a dedicated team of tutors and staff
  • Activities and events that bring together students, staff and alumni
  • Opportunities to meet new people and try new experiences

Although some departments are located within college buildings, you don’t need to apply for a particular college based on your course. Our campus location means that all our colleges are a short walk to our departments and teaching buildings.

Families and couples

Most of our rooms are for individual applicants, but we have some studio flats and houses available for students wishing to live with their partner and/or children. These aren't guaranteed, but we will try our best to help you.

Pre-sessional students (CELT and Economics Summer School)

If you are attending a pre-sessional course in the summer you do not need to apply for summer accommodation. You will automatically receive a room booking for the summer period when you have received an unconditional, firm offer of a course place.

What next?

We'll guide you through what happens next from exploring rooms and prices to applying.

Things to consider

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Rooms and prices

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