We have properties on and off campus to house families, and work with 54 North Homes to provide even more family accommodation.

2024/25 applications

Family accommodation applications for students expecting to join us in 2024/25 closed at 5pm on Friday 31 May.

Key things to know:

  • Most University of York owned Family Accommodation is available for 1 year only. Subject to availability, students can apply for a second year however applications received from new students are prioritised
  • £200 damage deposit - refunded at the end of your let
  • 1 to 4 bedrooms - a mix of options on and off campus
  • Bills are not included - you'll pay these separately
  • Wifi on campus - included with on-campus properties

University properties

On campus (Garrowby Way)

Garrowby Way offers two-bedroom fully furnished houses and flats.

2024/25 prices 

  • Two-bed furnished flat: £198 per week (51-week let)
  • Two-bed furnished house: £198 per week (51-week let)
  • 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.

2024/25 prices

  • Family house: £244 per week (51-week let)
  • Bills aren't included
  • Wifi is not included

54 North Homes properties

These furnished bungalows are in McHugh Court, near Halifax College. Your tenancy agreement is with 54 North Homes and your rent will be payable termly to them.

The keys for 54 North Homes 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.

To apply for 54 North Homes properties: Please contact: hello@54northhomes.co.uk quoting your student number.

Take a 360 tour of a 54 North Homes house

How we allocate

We welcome applications from couples and families, however, we have a limited number of suitable bed spaces and therefore we cannot guarantee accommodation for those applying for couple or family accommodation.

We allocate based on the priority (highest to lowest) below:

  1. Students with evidence of an additional requirement that cannot be supported off campus
  2. New students from outside the UK
  3. New students from the UK
  4. Continuing students who have not previously lived in University family accommodation
  5. Continuing students who have lived in University family accommodation before

Applying and payments

To apply for University of York properties: Apply online once you have accepted a conditional or unconditional course place.

  • There is no accommodation guarantee for family accommodation
  • You must pay a £200 damage deposit, refunded at the end of your let, dependent on the condition of the property.
  • Properties are let for 51 weeks with no automatic option to renew for a further year.
  • Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments.

To apply for 54 North Homes: Please contact hello@54northhomes.co.uk, quoting your student number.

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 Visit York 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.