We have properties on and off campus to house families and we work with the York Housing Association (YHA) to provide even more family accommodation.

University properties

On campus (Garrowby Way)

Garrowby Way in Halifax College offers fully furnished houses which have a double bedroom, one single room and a study space or small third bedroom. We also have two bedroom flats, one of which is adapted for students with disabilities.

  • £21.93 per night
  • £153.51 per week
  • Internet is included
  • Bills aren't included
  • You must pay a damage deposit of £500*

*This will be returned to you when you leave the accommodation, dependent on the condition of the property.

Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments. The first instalment will be for 14 nights only at a cost of £307.02 and the final instalment will be for 39 nights at a cost of £855.27. Throughout the rest of your let payments will be for 30/31 nights at a cost of £657.90/£679.83.

These properties are let for 51 weeks with no option to renew for a further year.

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Off campus

We have a small number of fully furnished houses with three or four bedrooms that house students with larger families. Priority is given to families with three or more children. 

  • £26.91 per night
  • £188.37 per week
  • Bills aren't included
  • You must pay a damage deposit of £500*

*This will be returned to you when you leave the accommodation, dependent on the condition of the property.

Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments. The first instalment will be for 14 nights only at a cost of £376.74 and the final instalment will be for 39 nights at a cost of £1,049.49. Throughout the rest of your let payments will be for 30/31 nights at a cost of £807.30/£834.21.

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York Housing Association properties

These furnished and unfurnished two-bedroom bungalows can be found in McHugh Court, which is close to Halifax College. Your tenancy agreement is with YHA and your rent will be payable termly to YHA. You will have the option to renew your tenancy each year throughout the duration of your studies.

The following prices are for 2017/18 residents.

  • Unfurnished bungalows are £2,397 per term  
  • Furnished bungalows are £2,572 per term
  • Internet and bills aren't included
  • You must pay a damage deposit equivalent to 1 month's rent*

* This will be returned to you when you leave the accommodation, dependant on the condition of the property.

The keys for York Housing Association properties are only available to collect between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you will be arriving in York outside of these hours you will need to book temporary accommodation (see below).

Arriving early/pre-sessional courses

Unfortunately, you will not be able to move into your accommodation any earlier than your contracted start date. If you need to arrive early you will need to book a hotel or bed and breakfast until your start date begins. See York Tourist Office for information about staying in York.

If you have an unconditional firm offer for a pre-sessional course it may be possible to allocate you family housing to cover the pre-sessional course time. Please put a request in the supporting comment section of your application.

How we allocate

Allocation policy for new students

We allocate on a first-come-first-served basis, based on the priority (highest to lowest) below:

  1. Students with evidence of a relevant medical, welfare or mobility requirement
  2. Students from outside the EU
  3. Students from outside the UK but within the EU
  4. Students from the UK

You will normally be able to live in our University accommodation for one academic year only. This is because we give priority to new students.

Students living in YHA accommodation are normally given the opportunity to stay in the accommodation for the entirety of their course. If your course is longer than one year we may give you priority for YHA accommodation.

Allocation policy for continuing students

Students living in University accommodation are normally required to vacate after one year because new students are given priority. If the expected demand for accommodation allows for some family houses to be made available, we will contact all residents and ask you to submit an application by a specified date. We will then allocate based on a first-come-first-served basis, based on the priority (highest to lowest) below:

  1. Students with evidence of a relevant medical, welfare or mobility requirement
  2. Students who moved into the accommodation part way through the academic year
  3. Students with a course end date on or beyond the end date of the next academic year

Apply

You can apply for University of York and York Housing Association properties in our online accommodation application system once you have accepted a condition or unconditional course place. If we are able to offer you accommodation we will do so once you have accepted an unconditional course place. You will be asked to pay a £500 damage deposit.

Apply for undergraduate accommodation

Apply for postgraduate accommodation

Private sector accommodation

As we can't guarantee accommodation for families and couples, you should also look into private sector accommodation around York.