With accommodation on or close to campus, 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 2019/20 students

International Students

The deadline for our accommodation guarantee for international postgraduate students has now passed. We will continue to try to assist international students but this is subject to room availability. Please apply online and regularly check your emails as we expect to be able to assist some students through cancellations. If we cannot assist, we will hold your application and send you regular updates. 

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.

Find out about applying and paying

Conditional students

We are no longer able to assist students with a conditional course offer, unless you are on a pre-sessional course at the University or are a current IPC Pre-Master student. 


Quick facts

  • £99 to £155 per week for a single room
  • £180 to £186 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: 23/09/2019 to 14/09/2020
  • Student Castle accommodation: 21/09/2019 to 11/09/2020


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

Explore what rooms are on offer and get a feel for our colleges

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Make your accommodation application

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