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Family accommodation

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

51-week lets

Paid in 12 monthly instalments

1–4 bedrooms

A mix of on and off-campus options

Furnished and unfurnished options

£500 damage deposit

Refunded at the end of your let

Bills not included

You'll pay these separately

Wifi on campus

Wifi included with on campus properties


University properties

On campus (Garrowby Way)

Garrowby Way offers fully furnished houses with a double and single bedroom and study space or small third bedroom.

We also have two-bedroom flats, including one adapted for students with disabilities.

  • £167 per week
  • Internet is included
  • Bills aren't included

Take a 360 tour of a Garrowby Way house


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. 

  • £206 per week
  • Bills aren't included
  • Wifi is not included

York Housing Association properties

These furnished and unfurnished bungalows are in McHugh Court, near Halifax College.

Your tenancy agreement is with York Housing Association (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.

The keys for YHA properties are only available to collect between 9am5pm, Monday to Friday. If you'll be arriving in York outside of these hours you'll need to book temporary accommodation.

Take a 360 tour of a YHA house

Property typeAnnual costCost per term
Two bedroom furnished £8,433 £2,811
Two bedroom unfurnished £7,857 £2,619
One bedroom furnished £7,500 £2,500
One bedroom unfurnished £6,921 £2,307


Prices shown are for 2020/21 and are rounded to the nearest pound. Please note, yearly prices may vary depending on your exact booking dates.

Unfurnished properties do not contain any furniture or white goods (e.g fridge, cooker, etc).


Applying and payments

You can apply for University of York and YHA properties online once you have accepted a conditional 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 must pay a £500 damage deposit, refunded at the end of your let, dependent on the condition of the property.
  • Properties are let for 51 weeks with no option to renew for a further year.
  • Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments.

Arriving early/pre-sessional courses

Unfortunately, you can't move into your accommodation before your contract start date. You'll need to book other accommodation until then. See York Tourist Office for information about where to stay.

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

Private sector accommodation

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


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