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Accommodation rooms and prices

University Managed Housing

Choose University Managed Housing for a unique living space with character and a fantastic local community.

Four students talk together in the centre of York.

University Managed Houses (UMHs) are a perfect option for students who prefer a close-knit, quieter environment with access to local facilities. Our UMHs range from 4 to 8 bedroom houses, each with its own unique features. You will be living with fellow York St John students, and many of our houses have outside space as well as communal rooms so you can relax with friends. UMHs are part of the local community and you will get to know the real York, while still being close to campus.

2 miles or less to campus


  • Launderette facilities on site

Your room options

Multiple room types

Several room types are available as a preference.
The prices given below are for a 45 week contract.

Prices vary from £160.00 to £180.00 per week

Choosing a UMH

A unique experience

Choosing to live in a University Managed House (UMH) will give you the chance to get to know York as a local resident. You will be immersed in the city's culture and social scene, and you'll have a ready made group of friends to explore it with.

You will always be sharing a house with other York St John students, so you can meet people across a range of courses. Our UMHs are usually located in clusters and close to other student houses, so you can easily visit friends nearby. Our Accommodation team run regular social events for UMH students where you can get to know your neighbours.

As well as unique features and character to your house, UMHs often have larger communal spaces or bedrooms, and private outdoor space. Every UMH comes with a washing machine that you can use free of charge, unlike in halls. Many houses also come with car parking.

A practical option

All of our UMHs are managed by York St John, on behalf of the landlords who own them. This means that our Accommodation team will be your first point of contact for advice, help, and maintenance issues. This keeps things simple for you.

When you are allocated a room in a UMH, we will send you all the details you need to help you settle in. We guarantee the same items of furniture and household goods as we provide in all our accommodation sites, so there is no extra admin for you to do.

Two students walk together by the river in York city centre.
Three students sit and chat in Spark York.
A group of students pose together in a photobooth.

What's in the rooms

What we provide

The facilities in our University Managed Houses will vary across properties, but the following is guaranteed at every site. 

Every bedroom in a University Managed House will include:

  • Single or double bed
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe and other suitable storage
  • WiFi and broadband

Communal spaces will vary depending on the property but will all include:

  • Oven
  • Washing machine
  • Cupboard storage space
  • Sink with draining space

What to bring with you

Below is a short list of items you may want to bring with you.

  • Basic kitchen equipment, such as crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, mugs and glasses, chopping board
  • Bedding
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet rolls
  • Basic cleaning materials
  • Things to make it feel like home, such as pictures of your friends and family

We have partnered with UNIKITOUT to bring you an easy online shop to get everything you would need for your accommodation. For 10% off your purchase quote YORKSJ10 at the checkout.

UNIKITOUT online shop

Location and key facts

Location and nearby interests

The locations of our University Managed Houses vary, but all are around 1 mile from the York St John campus. 

By living in a UMH you will experience life as a local in the beautiful city of York. The city has lots of green spaces to relax in, and amenities like supermarkets, shops, cafes and restaurants are never far away. York's public transport is also comprehensive, so you can travel around town using buses or e-scooters.

Key facts

  • Self-catered
  • Standard and large rooms available
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • WiFi and broadband

Safety and accessibility


The city of York was voted the safest city in the region for students (Complete University Guide 2017).

Where you live is a big part of being at university. This is why York St John University has registered to The Student Accommodation Code.

The Code protects your rights to safe, good quality accommodation and ensures you get the best out of your time living here.

It outlines everything you can expect from our accommodation as well as your responsibilities as a tenant.

We are committed to providing a quality environment for you to live in.


We can offer assistance for students with disabilities or additional needs on a case-by-case basis, ranging from allocation of a fully accessible wheelchair room, to minor alterations such as supplying a fridge for medication.

We are able to make adjustments to nearly every room that we have, depending on your requirements.

For more information about the accessibility of these rooms and flats please contact the Accommodation team at or on 01904 876 660.

Life in York

The Shambles
York Minster

A city like no other

York is a city that feels like a town; it's a place where you will come to feel like a local very quickly. Our independent spirit shines through in our history and architecture; everything has a story. People have been going to Betty's for tea and a fat rascal for 100 years; people have been walking down The Shambles for thousands. Despite this, we've also got the chains you know and love (just in quirky little buildings with wonky staircases). Everything in York is a little bit more interesting.

If you have a pie and a pint in a pub built in the 17th century, you'll learn about life in York from the locals hanging out at the bar. You can swing your legs by the river with a drink from The Kings Arms, a pub that floods most years yet stays open as long as it can (sometimes you might need wellies to get to the bar!) You can take a football to the Millennium Bridge or Clifton Ings for a kick around or cycle a scale model of the Solar System spread along the route of an old train line. If you prefer hanging out somewhere particularly modern, we've got cultural hubs based in redeveloped shipping containers, shrouded in a canopy of fairy lights. York is ever changing and developing. We're innovative. We'll keep you interested.

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