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Less than a mile from the city centre and well connected, the red brick houses home to students and families alike provide the perfect base to enjoy all that Leeds has to offer. Whilst quieter than nearby Headingley and Hyde Park, Burley has lots to offer by way of leisure. Try out the Cardigan Arms pub, Lupe’s Cantina Mexicana or just relax in beautiful Burley Park.


One of the most well-known student areas in Leeds, Headingley has lots to offer. The Beckett Park campus is based in Headingley, along with a host of Leeds student accommodation. Headingley highlights include a great choice of bustling bars, beer gardens, and Headingley Stadium (home of Leeds Rhinos and the Yorkshire County Cricket Club).

Hyde Park

If you’re searching for student houses in Leeds, Hyde Park is another good option. Hyde Park is within walking distance to two main University campuses and has a large public park, a cinema, and a great selection of bars, restaurants, and shops.

Leeds City Centre

Busy and bustling, Leeds City Centre is convenient for both the University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett. The area is well served by shared apartments and studios, benefitting from fine restaurants, entertainment and arts venues on the doorstep. Stroll down the shopping arcades at Victoria Quarter or head to Trinity Leeds mall for high street brands.


Home to the University of Leeds, Woodhouse is a leafy residential area situated just a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bus/car journey from the city centre. Here, students can enjoy the scenery and sports fields at Woodhouse Moor Park, local bars and restaurants, and live music.

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About student living in Leeds

When it comes to deciding where to live, you'll find plenty of student accommodation in Leeds and an abundance of exciting things to do when you're not studying. Here's the lowdown:

Food and Drink

In Leeds, you’ll find almost every global cuisine if you look hard enough. Some of the cities food and drink highlights include street food at Trinity Leeds, the annual Chow Down food festival, artisan bakery Nova on Leeds Dock, and award-winning craft beer from Northern Monk and North Brew Co.


Leeds has nightlife options to suit every student, with a host of clubs, cocktail bars, and music venues to choose from. While the city centre has the biggest nightlife scene, student-friendly suburbs, including Chapel Allerton, Headingley, Otley, and Kirkstall are also good places to grab a few drinks.


From the Leeds Art Gallery to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Leeds eclipses expectations when it comes to culture. With four major theatres, a live events arena, and a host of independent venues, the city attracts some of the biggest names in music and the arts. If museums are your thing, you'll be happy to know that there are 13 museums in Leeds. In addition, you'll find a jam-packed schedule of gigs and live performances each week, and amazing street art that's guaranteed to make you stop and stare.


One thing Leeds isn't short of is shops - from big brand retailers to independent boutiques and second-hand shops. In the city centre, you'll find vintage shops galore, Trinity Leeds and Victoria Leeds shopping centres, Kirkgate Market, and the Corn Exchange.

FAQs about student accommodation in Leeds

How much is student housing in Leeds?

Student accommodation in Leeds can cost anywhere between £70 per person per week for shared houses to £300 per person per week for luxury purpose-built studio apartments. Factors such as decor, facilities, how many other students you’re sharing with and location can all influence your monthly rental cost.

Which is the best student accommodation in Leeds?

This completely depends on your personal preferences and which university in Leeds you choose to study at. Some people prefer to stay in student-friendly flats or studios, while others prefer to opt for a house share. The location of your campus and your monthly accommodation budget can also influence where you can find the best student homes in Leeds.

Where do most students live in Leeds?

Many areas in Leeds offer student accommodation, but some of the most popular are Leeds Burley, Leeds City Centre, Headingley, Hyde Park, and Woodhouse.

Does the University of Leeds have accommodation?

The University of Leeds has halls of residence both on and off-campus, but many students choose to opt for private student lets in Leeds instead.

Is Leeds expensive for students?

Leeds is more expensive compared to some other northern cities, but you can easily get by living in Leeds on a budget. The average student rental price for shared houses in Leeds is £99 per person per week, just below the national average. Purpose-built student accommodation in Leeds is comparatively expensive, costing £168 per person per week on average compared to £132 nationally. With so many universities and students in the city, there are lots of student-friendly eateries, deals, and social events that cater to students.

What is the rank of Leeds University?

Leeds University ranks at no.92 in the QS World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education also ranked Leeds in the top 35 most international universities in the world in 2020.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student properties in Leeds are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks’ rent per person, so if your own portion of the rent is £100 per week, the maximum deposit would be £500. It is more common however for student deposits to be in the £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student housing in Leeds can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51 week fixed term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52 week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Leeds are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses in Leeds.

Latest student property news in Leeds

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