Durham City has a wide mix of accommodation available, from university accommodation in Colleges to private flats, houses and rooms spread across the city and surrounding areas. Full year students are able to apply for accommodation in the university Colleges, whereas part-year students will need to source accommodatoin themselves on the private market.
Overseas Exchange students coming to Durham for the full academic year are eligible for College accommodation at the university. For full year students, if you would like to be considered for a place in one of our Colleges, please indicate on your application form. Information on the College costs can be found here and please see below for more information about College life. You can take a virtual college tour at: www.durham.ac.uk/tour and research each individual college at www.durham.ac.uk/colleges
Overseas Exchange students coming for less than the full academic year will need to source their own accommodation on the private market but will be invited to join a College to be able to access the support services and social activities on offer.
Overseas Exchange students coming for less than the full academic year will need to source their own accommodation on the private market.
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.
Since there is a large amount of private rooms available, 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'.