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Private Accommodation

Most undergraduate students live in college accommodation their first year, and then can choose to live in or find private accommodation in subsequent years. Approximately two-thirds of postgraduate students live in private accommodation.

A street in Durham, with old buildings and people walking down the street

Durham City has a variety of flats, houses, rooms in owners' homes and purpose built student accommodation sites spread across the city and surrounding areas. There is no shortage of accommodation in the area so we strongly advise you to take your time to find accommodation and not rush in to anything.

There are a number of online advertising platforms and letting agents that can be found via any internet search engine for 'student accommodation in Durham'. Durham University does not make any specific recommendations of letting agents, advertising platforms or properties. 

To help with your search, here are some general househunting tips.