Durham

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Durham

Durham is a city in the northeast of England, located slightly south of Newcastle upon Tyne. It is small but cosy and charming, with a castle, a cathedral, bridges over the River Wear and traditional cobbled streets in the heart of the city.

As a student, you will be able to enjoy many activities and places in the city, with a great variety for all tastes. In addition to the leisure offer of bars and pubs, in the universities, some associations organize various activities, events and sports competitions throughout the year. Also, if you are looking for discos and parties, you will be able to easily move to the neighbouring city of Newcastle, which you will be able to reach in about half an hour by public transport.

Thinking of going on Erasmus to Durham? Do not hesitate, their student atmosphere is very good! You will meet young people from all over the world who move to study at its prestigious university. Here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for student accommodation in Durham.

Student apartments for rent in Durham

In this English city, most of the apartments offered are studio type, that is, for a maximum of one or two people. If you want to share a flat with other students, the best thing you can do is look for a single room for rent within an apartment, this way you forget about having to look for people to rent the accommodation together and you will only pay the rent of your room.

When looking for an apartment to rent in Durham, you have to pay attention to the characteristics of each one, such as what common areas it has, how many rooms and bathrooms it has, and what appliances you can use. Most of them have the basics like refrigerator, washing machine, oven and microwave. In our search engine, you will be able to find very bright furnished apartments, with beautiful views of the city or the landscape and the River Wear.

Student room for rent in Durham

The price of a room in a shared flat in Durham ranges from 350 pounds a month and up, and can go up to 890 pounds. The variation always depends on the characteristics and the location where the accommodation is located. In general, the more downtown you are, the more expensive the room is going to be, but there may also be exceptions. From Erasmus Play we make your search easy: in the search engine, you will be able to see all the characteristics of the verified accommodations offered, as well as their location, price and images. In addition, you will be able to book quickly, online and secure.

Student accommodation in Durham

A very important feature that you have to take into account when looking for accommodation for your Erasmus experience in Durham is the location of the flat. You can choose between different neighbourhoods in the city, some closer to the centre and others a little further away. The following are the ones that are usually most chosen by students who move to Durham:

Apartments for rent in Gilesgate

This neighbourhood is one of the most chosen by students since, being a bit far from the city centre, it has slightly cheaper prices. In addition, here there are several shops, restaurants and cafes that you will be able to go to daily. A studio flat in Gilesgate has an average price of £ 670 per month.

Apartments in the centre of Durham

The city centre is always a good area to live in, as you will be close to many places of interest, the university and some of the most popular entertainment venues around the students. In this area, a complete apartment for you (studio type), has an average cost of 760 pounds.

Room for rent in central Durham neighbourhoods

If you prefer to find a room in a shared flat in the city centre, you can choose between the different offers that you will find in the Erasmus Play search engine. Generally, the monthly cost of a room goes from 600 pounds and up.

Erasmus accommodation near Durham University

This institution is one of the most reputable in all of England, behind well-known others such as Cambridge and Oxford. Its main campus is located next to the city centre, to the south. It is well connected by public transport, so you can choose neighbourhoods such as Downtown, Gilesgate, Framwellgate or Crossgate.

University residence in Durham University

Durham University offers accommodation for those who study in its faculties, organized in what they call “Colleges”. You can request a place within these, but you have to meet certain requirements and, in general, if you are staying for a short time, you will not be assigned a place. In the Colleges, in addition to having the accommodation, you will be able to develop a sense of community with the other students, who may belong to different faculties and be of different ages.

Regarding the price, the monthly payment of a residence is usually more expensive than that of a room in a shared flat.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Durham

What is the price of a student room in Durham?
The monthly cost of a room varies according to the location and the characteristics it has, both the room and the floor. For reference, a room usually has a minimum price of 350 pounds per month but has a wide range that can go up to 890 pounds.
Why share a flat with other students in Durham?
This is often the preferred option for young internationals moving to Durham to live, as it can save on rent and bills. In addition, you will be able to get to know other students who are in the same situation as you.
Where to find cheap accommodation in Durham?

We recommend that you follow the following steps to find the ideal accommodation for you at a convenient price:

  1. Access the Erasmus Play search engine.
  2. Set the maximum budget, entry and exit dates.
  3. Compare all accommodations at once.
  4. Book 100% online.
How much does it cost to live in Durham for a student?
If you decide to rent a single room and adding expenses for food, leisure and transport, you will have to have around 700 pounds per month, approximately. Of course, it all depends on the lifestyle you lead.
Why go on Erasmus to Durham?
This city is perfect to get into English culture. It is not big like London but it has a prestigious university, where you will meet hundreds of students like you. In addition, young people often enjoy various leisure activities, as well as travelling to nearby places during the weekend.

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