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

Applications for 2019/20 are now open.
Find out more about how to apply.

Family accommodation for 2018/19 has now sold out. You can still submit an application and be added to a waiting list but it is unlikely that accommodation will become available. 

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, one is adapted for students with disabilities.

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

You must pay a £500 damage deposit, this will be refunded at the end of your let, 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.

*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.

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

You must pay a £500 damage deposit, this will be refunded at the end of your let, dependent on the condition of the property.

Payment is made in 12 monthly instalments.

*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.

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.

Property typeAnnual cost*Cost per term*
Two bedroom furnished £8,187 £2,729
Two bedroom unfurnished £7,629 £2,543
One bedroom furnished** £7,281 £2,427
One bedroom unfurnished** £6,720 £2,240

*Prices shown are for 2019/20 and are rounded to the nearest pound. Please note, yearly prices may vary depending on your exact booking dates.

**One bedroom properties are for families with one child only. The child must be under the age of five years old by the end of the tenancy.The properties have a single, large bedroom which will accommodate a child's bed (which you will need to provide yourself).

You must pay a £500 damage deposit. This will be refunded at the end of your let, dependent on the condition of the property

The keys for YHA properties are only available to collect between 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you'll be arriving in York outside of these hours you'll need to book temporary accommodation.

How we allocate

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.

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 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.

Apply for undergraduate accommodation

Apply for postgraduate accommodation

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.

Cancellation and non-arrivals

These cancellation policies only apply to new students who do not arrive to start their course. If your student status changes after you have accepted your booking but before you move in, we can cancel your booking and the following charges will apply:

  • More than four weeks before the start date of your booking
    We will keep your £500 deposit.
  • Less than four weeks before the start date of your booking
    You will be charged four weeks rent. Your £500 deposit will be retained as part payment for the rent charge.
  • After the start date of your booking
    You are not eligible to cancel. Please email us for further details. Where appropriate, we will try to find a replacement tenant for your accommodation.

Private sector accommodation

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