Welcome to the Durham University Accommodation Office, part of the Colleges and Student Experience Office. Our role is to advise both current and prospective students in seeking privately rented accommodation in Durham. Staff members and visiting researchers are also welcome to contact us for support.
Most undergraduate students live in College accommodation their first year, and then can chose to live in or find private accommodation in subsequent years. Approximately two-thirds of postgraduate students live in private accommodation.
Durham City has a variety of flats, houses and rooms in owners' homes spread across the city and surrounding areas. There is no shortage of accommodation in the area so there is no need to panic about not finding anywhere to live. We would strongly advise you to take your time to find accommodation and not rush in to anything.
Durham University does not make any specific recommendations of letting agents, advertising platforms or properties. There are a number of accommodation search sites and Letting Agents that can be found via any internet search engine for 'student accommodation in Durham'.