Durham University

Accommodation and Allocations Office

Accommodation and Allocations Office

Part of the Accommodation and Allocations Office role is to advise both current and prospective students looking for privately rented accommodation in Durham and the surrounding areas. 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, 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.

Durham University does not make any specific recommendations of letting agents, advertising platforms or properties. 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'.