With accommodation on or close to campus, and a college specifically for postgraduates (Wentworth), you'll never be far from your department and a range of study and social spaces. You'll also be just a short distance from York's vibrant city centre.

Our guarantee for 2020/21 students

International Students

You're guaranteed an offer of a room in accommodation owned, managed or approved by the University if you fulfil all of the following:

  • your course starts in September 2020
  • are paying overseas tuition fees (outside of the EU)
  • are a new full-time student applying for a single room for the full academic year
  • apply for accommodation and accept an unconditional course place by 12 noon Friday 7 August 2020.

You'll also be guaranteed accommodation for each year of your course if you book by the deadline date advertised each year.

If you pay overseas tuition fees and do not meet our guarantee, we'll do our best to help you after we have assisted guaranteed students.

If your course begins in January 2021 please submit an application now and our team will contact you in September to help assist you with accommodation on or off of campus.

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UK and EU students

We still want to assist you with accommodation if possible, but will be prioritising international applications first. Please apply online and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible about the accommodation options available to you.

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Quick facts

  • £99 to £155 per week for a single room
  • £173 to £192 per week for a studio flat or deluxe room
  • 51-week let length
  • Heating, electricity, water, contents insurance and wifi included

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Let dates

  • University accommodation: 21/09/2020 to 13/09/2021*
  • Student Castle accommodation: 19/09/2020 to 10/09/2021*

* These dates are a general guidline and may be subject to change


You'll be a member of one of our nine colleges throughout your time here, living with other postgraduate students in dedicated blocks and flats.

Our colleges are more than just halls of residence. As well as social, study and catering facilities, they also offer:

  • Support and guidance via a dedicated team of tutors and staff
  • Activities and events to bring together students, staff and alumni
  • Opportunities to meet new people and try new experiences

You don't need to apply for a particular college based on your course. Our campus location means that all our colleges are a short walk from your departments and teaching buildings.

Families and couples

We have a small number of studio flats and houses available for students wishing to live with their partner and/or children. These aren't guaranteed, but we'll try our best to help you.

PGCE students

If you're a PGCE student, you should apply for a postgraduate room. If you would like a shorter booking than 51 weeks, you can use our Accommodation adverts to find a 44-week let booking to take over from another student already at York. 

As part of your course, you'll have school placements which may be some distance from the University. If you want to vacate your room to live nearer your placement, you'll be liable for the rent for the room unless you can find a suitable replacement tenant.

Pre-sessional students (Economics Summer School)

If you're attending a pre-sessional course in the summer you do not need to apply for accommodation. You'll automatically receive a room booking for the summer period when you have received an unconditional, firm offer of a course place.

International Pathway College students

If you're joining us as an International Pathway College (IPC) student, you'll live in Wentworth College which is home to postgraduate and IPC Pre-Masters students. Your accommodation includes a private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom and access to a shared kitchen where you can cook and socialise.

What next?

We'll guide you through what happens next from exploring rooms and prices to applying.

Things to consider

Find out about factors which affect the price of your room

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Rooms and prices

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Make your accommodation application

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