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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Accommodation

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'.

Even if you don't live in one of Durham's Colleges, you will still be invited to join one. Many of our students say that being involved with the college system is one of the best aspects of university life. With your College membership you will be able to participate in College life, including joining student groups, playing College sports and using the sports facilities in College, atteding the famed College formal meals or just visiting the College bar. Just ask any former Durham student about studying in Durham and they're sure to mention their college, even years after they've left!