About one-third of new postgraduate students live in University accommodation. The other two-thirds live in private accommodation in and around Durham City. A range of private accommodation is available in Durham City and its neighbouring areas.
Househunting tips and advise in looking for private accommodation is provided by the Accommodation Office.
Durham is a small city, and private rooms or houses in some areas are in high demand, however there are a variety of accommodation types, locations, and costs in the area. You should expect to pay the highest rents the closer you are to the city centre.
Some students live in houses in the surrounding areas, which are only 2-4 miles away from the centre, but which have a good supply of housing and are usually cheaper than rents in the city centre. These areas normally have good public transport links.