Find your home
It is essential that you arrange your accommodation in advance of arriving in the UK. The university has very limited accommodation available and none for students coming with dependents. You can apply on our Accommodation pages. Please note that undergraduate students are given priority and that the earlier you apply, the more likely you are going to be to get a room. International students can apply later than the deadline stated online, so even if you think it is too late, please submit your application.
If you are using a private accommodation provider, please take a look at this helpful list: York accommodation contacts (xlsx, 21kB)
You can also search for private accommodation in York via any online search engine, using key words including “rooms/houses for rent in York” or “student accommodation in York”. We do recommend, that if possible, you use a dedicated student accommodation provider, as the cost will include all bills and excellent services as well as an instant network of student friends. You will be able to find providers in the list above.
If you are seeking cheaper accommodation, or family accommodation, please always consider the cost of bills and commuting, as this can push the price up significantly. However, if you are staying far away from campus, you are able to book one of our limited commuter rooms for up to 3 nights at a time. Please refer to the advice for commuting students webpage for more details.
We are unable to assist with contracts for private accommodation so please always read your contracts carefully and understand that, once signed, a contract is legally binding.
Once again, please note, that we are limited in how we can support you with finding accommodation in the UK but you will find our House-hunting page useful. It is essential that you fill out our International Arrivals form, as soon as possible, to provide us with your arrival and accommodation information (does not apply to anyone on the Study Abroad programme).