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Study Abroad

Accommodation and fees

Information about accommodation and living costs and fees.

Table and bed in The Grange student accommodation


We guarantee university accommodation to Study Abroad and Exchange students.

You will usually stay in self-catered accommodation in single occupancy rooms at The Grange or City Residence. Both of these locations are less than 1 mile from campus.

Accommodation costs for 2021-22 are:

  • Rent: £120-£137 per week (approximate)
  • Contents insurance: Provided by York St John University, free of charge
  • Bedding pack: Free of charge
  • Advanced rent payment: £200, payable before arrival

Find out more about our accommodation using the links below.

The Grange City Residence

Homestay Accommodation

You may prefer to stay with one of our carefully selected and inspected Homestay hosts, subject to availability.

Our hosts welcome international students from all over the world and provide the care and support that students really need when they are far away from home.

Homestay accommodation will give you the opportunity to practise your English outside the classroom and learn about British family life.

Your host will provide you with a single study bedroom, breakfast and an evening meal. We do our best to match you to the right homestay host by considering your interests, hobbies and preferences and those of the host. The fee for Homestay Accommodation is £157.50 per week.

Living costs

The costs of living per week may include: 

  • Accommodation: £120-£137 per week
  • Food: £40 per week
  • Laundry: £5 per week
  • Mobile phone: £5 per week
  • Sports memberships: £5 per week
  • Entertainment or social: £30 per week

All costs are approximate. 

Tuition fees

If you are an Erasmus+ Exchange or International Exchange student, you do not pay tuition fees at York St John University. Please contact your home university regarding your student fee status. 

If you are a free-mover or an independent student, get in touch with our Study Abroad team by emailing

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