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Jump right in to uni life at our Leeds student accommodation. Located close to university, shops, nightlife and culture, make our Leeds student housing your base to explore this vibrant city.
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We know your plans may change, so all bookings come with a seven day cooling off period. Also, if you don’t get a visa or expected grades after that date, you can cancel your booking for free. T&Cs apply.

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Your safety and security is our priority – with staff on-site ready to assist, CCTV, a 24 hour call centre, and support via our MyUnite app.

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High-speed Wi-Fi, contents insurance, electricity, heating & water – all in your rent payment. And with a fixed rent for your whole stay, you don't have to worry about rising energy costs or changing your budget.

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University accommodation in Leeds

Leeds is one of the top student cities in the UK, bringing big-city vibes with signature Yorkshire charm. Combine this with a low cost of living, great nightlife, and superb student culture, and you're set to have a great time at university in Leeds.

Leeds has everything a student could need in spades - art, culture, restaurants, shopping, and of course, nightlife. Visiting the stunning Yorkshire Dales is also easy, accessible in under an hour by public transport from Leeds.

Unite Students offers an exciting range of modern and high-quality Leeds student accommodation in convenient locations. Centrally placed near the city centre, our student flats are easily accessible from any university – whether you’re studying at the University of Leeds, Leeds City College, Leeds Beckett University or Leeds Arts University.

How to book Leeds student accommodation

With Unite students, it is easy to find and book student housing in Leeds. We offer a variety of room options in our Leeds halls including en-suite, non-en-suite, studio and accessible rooms.

To book your accommodation:

  • Choose your property and room type from the selection available on our website.
  • Get in touch to arrange a viewing if you want to see it in person – or view it virtually with a 360 tour on the accommodation page.
  • Choose your tenancy length – stay the whole year, the academic year, or for a shorter period like a semester.
  • Enter your name, DoB, country of residence, contact details, university of study and course.
  • Enter your guarantor details - they must be over 25 and could be liable for rent in a debt situation.
  • Enter your payment details, choose Direct Debit for ease so you don’t need to worry about getting behind on rent or pay by credit card or UnionPay.
  • Choose an instalment plan of 1, 3 or 7 payments.

To be eligible for booking student accommodation in Leeds, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be a student in education

All of our accommodation offers single occupancy rooms only – no sharing.

You get:

  • 7-Day Cooling-Off-Period – if you change your mind and/or need to withdraw from your tenancy agreement, you needn’t worry. You can cancel up to seven days after you’ve received your booking confirmation.
  • No Place, No Pay – if you didn’t meet the entry requirements and can’t get your place or exceed your predicted grades and want to change to a different Uni, you may be able to withdraw from the tenancy agreement.

Types of room

Ensuite rooms

Explore our shared lets with personal bathrooms.

Our ensuites are great for a communal living experience while having the privacy of your bathroom and room.

Studios

Personal room, with your own bathroom and kitchen.

The ultimate comfort for people who prefer to live alone, our studios provide the perfect blend of privacy and comfort.

Accessible rooms

Explore our disability-accessible rooms for ease of use.

We have a range of rooms that are accessible for students with reduced mobility. You can also get in touch with our accessibility team and have your room tailored to your personal needs.

Non ensuite rooms

A variety of affordable personal rooms with shared bathrooms.

Non ensuite rooms offer a communal experience that’s great for experiencing the student life on a budget.

Room grades

Our Leeds uni accommodation rooms come in three grades: basic, classic and premium.

  • Basic – our best value student accommodation, with access to all the facilities.
  • Classic – get more space and storage with our Classic rooms.
  • Premium - better views, more space and larger beds when you opt for Premium.

Features vary by property – browse our Leeds properties for further details on room grades.

Ways to pay

We have a variety of payment methods and payment timelines so that you can effectively manage your Leeds student accommodation with your student budget. You can pay the rent in full, or in three or seven instalments.

Our accommodation includes all bills, leaving no additional costs or hassle of separate bill payments.

You can pay through:

  1. Direct debit
  2. Card payment
  3. UnionPay for Chinese students

Although a deposit isn’t needed, you may be required to give advance rent - a piece of the full-year amount which will be discounted off the full price when you pay.

Please note that you’ll need a guarantor to book with us. A guarantor is a person (ideally family/guardian) who can ensure that the rent is paid in full if you’re unable to pay for any reason.

Direct debit

The most convenient way to pay, direct debit automatically deducts rental payments from your bank account.
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Pay by card

Pay the full rental amount or an instalment-based plan on Leeds student accommodation via a debit or credit card. We accept Visa, Visa electron, Mastercard and Maestro.

UnionPay

As a Chinese student, you can use the UnionPay method if you can’t pay by direct debit.

When should I book student accommodation in Leeds?

Student accommodation in Leeds can be booked from the first week in November for the next academic year, which begins the following September. Leeds is a popular city, and student halls in Leeds sell out quickly. It’s a good idea to get your application in sooner rather than later to get the hall or apartment that suits you best.

Book now to lock in the price for 2023/24 with no unexpected rises in costs.

Booking Leeds student accommodation through clearing

If you are unable to get a university offer and need to go through clearing, you may still be able to find accommodation available with us in Leeds. If there isn’t any available, join the waiting list in case others drop out.

And don’t forget – if you’re a first-year student and don’t get the university you wanted, you can always cancel your accommodation, for free!

FAQs

How much is student accommodation in Leeds?

Student accommodation in Leeds varies a lot. Budget lettings further away from the city centre (areas such as Headingley and Burley Park) are more affordable, while more high-end offerings a stone’s throw from the universities (Hyde Park and the City Centre) tend to be more expensive. Prices can range from £100 per week in large student flat shares up to £300 per week for large and luxurious studios.

How secure is student accommodation in Leeds?

Safety and security are of utmost importance at all our accommodation. CCTV keeps an eye on all our properties and the only entry to them is with our key cards. You can trust our team to keep you safe and comfortable and offer support if you have any issues with your housing. Our call centre is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year and you can also get support on our MyUnite app.

What is the best student area in Leeds?

The majority of student areas are located around the edge of the city centre near Leeds Beckett University, Woodhouse and Hyde Park. These areas offer great access to both universities and the city centre. We have several properties in this area, allowing you to live comfortably in the best area in Leeds. Some other popular student areas include Burley Park, Headingley and Leeds Docks due to their affordability and proximity to the universities and city centre.

Can I view the accommodation before booking in Leeds?

It’s easy to book an in-person tour of the available rooms at our Leeds student accommodation, so you can be sure you’ve made the right choice. Just book a viewing online, or you can email or phone us to arrange one. If you can’t make it, you can always use the 360-view interactive video tour available on our website for remote viewing.

Do you have to stay in halls at university in Leeds?

No, you don’t have to stay in Leeds student halls. Even though most universities offer their own halls of residence close to the campus, there are independent Leeds student flats and privately run halls with Unite Students, as well as group housing. It’s up to you to choose!.

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