You’ll soon feel at home here in Leeds. We’re sure you’ll find something to meet your needs, whether you’re looking for a flat, a shared house or family accommodation.

University accommodation

We guarantee* an offer of single University accommodation to all new, single postgraduate students paying international fees who apply before the deadline.

*Restrictions apply relating to deadlines, residence, academic fee status and level of study.

If you are a UK student, we can’t guarantee University accommodation, but don’t worry, there is plenty of good-quality private housing for students in Leeds.

All our University postgraduate accommodation is self-catered, with a well-equipped kitchen you share with a few other students. All residences have launderettes or washing machines. There are different sizes and types of room to suit different budgets, including en-suite or with shared bathrooms. Rooms with a shared bathroom may also have a washbasin. All rooms have a bed and mattress, wardrobe, study table, chair and shelves.

Benefits of University accommodation

Our postgraduate-only residences are designed with you in mind, offering: 

  • flexible payment methods
  • a safe and supported environment, with a 24-hour security service
  • help and support from wardens
  • comfortable relaxation spaces

Your rent includes:

  • all utility bills
  • wi-fi
  • basic contents insurance
  • free Edge Club gym and sports off-peak membership 


The cost of your University accommodation will depend on the location you choose and the facilities on offer. 

Compare the costs of our residences

How to apply

You can apply for University accommodation once you have accepted your academic offer from Leeds.

Check the deadlines and apply

Pre-sessional courses

Please apply for your University accommodation at least two months before you arrive for your pre-sessional course. For more information, visit Accommodation for Language Centre students.

If you continue to study at the University after your summer pre-sessional course ends, you must make another (second) online application for your accommodation from September.  

Learn more about our University accommodation.

Private accommodation

Leeds has a wide range of good-quality private accommodation to suit all lifestyles and budgets, ranging from family and shared houses to studios and en-suite accommodation in private, large developments. Local suburbs offer family homes, good schools and green spaces. Costs will depend on the type of property and location you choose.

Independent help and advice

You can find out about all types of accommodation through Unipol, a student homes charity, which also has information about average rent costs in Leeds.

For independent help and information about all aspects of private accommodation, visit the Leeds University Union advice centre.