With all of our accommodation on or close to campus, you’ll never be far from your department, the Library, and a range of study and social spaces. You'll also be just a short walk, cycle or bus ride away from York’s vibrant city centre.



As you are applying after the start of the academic year, we have very limited availability on campus. We will assist you if any rooms become available. You can use the free text field in your application form to let us know if you have a preference for type or location of accommodation.

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We will open our application system for the 2018/19 academic year on Tuesday 16 January 2018. Further information about eligibility to apply will published here before Christmas.

Our guarantee

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

  • are paying overseas tuition fees
  • are a new full-time student applying for a single room for the full academic year
  • book accommodation and accept an unconditional course place by 12 noon (BST) on Friday 3 August 2018

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

Quick facts

  • £106 to £153 per week (single room, 2017/18 prices)
  • Heating, electricity, water, contents insurance and wifi included
  • Dedicated flats for our postgraduate students
  • All of our postgraduate accommodation is available for a 51-week let length

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You will 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 much more than just halls of residence. As well as social, study and catering facilities, they also offer:

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

Although some departments are located within college buildings, 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 to our departments and teaching buildings.

College membership fee

All students starting a full-time degree programme must pay a small one-off college fee. This helps to fund all the activities listed above. The fee is:

  • £30 for students on a course lasting three years or more
  • £20 for students on a two-year course
  • £10 for visiting students or those on a one-year course

Families and couples

Most of our rooms are for individual applicants, but we have some studio flats and houses available for students wishing to live with their partner and/or children. These aren't guaranteed, but we will try our best to help you.

PGCE students

As your course is shorter than our other postgraduate courses you have the option to apply for a 44-week let room in Halifax College, living with second and third year undergraduate students. You will also be able to apply for a room in city centre accommodation offered by our nominated private provider Student Castle. Find more details and photos in our application system.

As part of your course, you will have school placements which may be some distance from the University. If you wish to vacate your room you will be liable for the rent for the room until you can find a suitable replacement tenant.

Pre-sessional students (CELT and Economics Summer School)

If you are attending a pre-sessional course in the summer you do not need to apply for summer accommodation. You will 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 spacious private bedroom and ensuite bathroom and access to a shared kitchen where you can cook and socialise with your flatmates.

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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