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

University properties

On campus (Garrowby Way)

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

  • £158.48 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.

These properties are let for 51 weeks with no option to renew for a further year. Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments.

More information

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. 

  • £194.95 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.

More information

Family Handbook - Off-campus properties 2018/19 (PDF  , 436kb)

York Housing Association (YHA) properties

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

Here's a map of where they are.

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'll be arriving in York outside of these hours you'll need to book temporary accommodation (see below).

Arriving early/pre-sessional courses

Unfortunately, you can't move into your accommodation any earlier than your contracted start date. If you need to arrive early you'll 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 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 as 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'll then allocate based on a first-come-first-served basis, based on the priority 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 YHA properties in our online accommodation application system once you have accepted a condition or unconditional course place. If we're able to offer you accommodation we'll do so once you've accepted an unconditional course place. You'll be asked to pay a £500 damage deposit.

Apply for undergraduate accommodation

Apply for postgraduate accommodation

Advance Payment

You'll be asked to pay a £500 booking fee before you are sent the accommodation agreement. This will become your damage deposit after you move into the accommodation.

Cancellation and non-arrivals

These cancellation policies only apply to new students who do not arrive in York to start their course. You are not eligible to end your agreement if you are a registered student at the University.

If you inform us you wish to cancel because you are no longer coming to study at York:

  • More than four weeks before the start date of your room booking
    We will keep your £500 booking fee.
  • Less than four weeks before the start date of your room booking
    You will be charged four weeks rent. Your £500 booking fee will be retained as part payment for the rent charge.
  • After the start date of your room booking
    You are not eligible to cancel. If you wish to cancel after the start date of the booking or end your agreement early, please email us at accommodation@york.ac.uk for further details. Where appropriate, we will try to find a suitable replacement for your accommodation.

Our right to cancel your booking

You'll only be able to move into your accommodation if you're a registered, full-time student at the University of York.
If your student status changes after you have accepted your booking but before you move in, we can cancel your booking and the cancellation charges above will apply.

Private sector accommodation

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