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Postgraduate Accommodation in Durham

Hey, so I've recently been accepted into Durham for a postgraduate course and have yet to figure out any sort of accommodation. As I understand it for students who studied elsewhere for an undergrad degree accommodation is mainly provided through colleges, but I have yet to hear anything back.

I am a little worried as this is a completely new place and system for me and am unsure if I will be guaranteed accommodation for september. any tips or clarifications would be greatly appreciated
Original post by kinchb
Hey, so I've recently been accepted into Durham for a postgraduate course and have yet to figure out any sort of accommodation. As I understand it for students who studied elsewhere for an undergrad degree accommodation is mainly provided through colleges, but I have yet to hear anything back.

I am a little worried as this is a completely new place and system for me and am unsure if I will be guaranteed accommodation for september. any tips or clarifications would be greatly appreciated


Hi there

As an introduction, the information on postgraduate accommodation in colleges is mentioned on these pages: https://www.durham.ac.uk/colleges-and-student-experience/colleges/your-college---postgraduate/the-allocation-process---postgraduate/#d.en.467548; https://www.durham.ac.uk/colleges-and-student-experience/colleges/your-college---postgraduate/applying-for-accommodation---postgraduate/#d.en.467551

For international postgraduate students starting in September, accommodation in college is guaranteed for the 23-24 academic year. However, there were steps to be completed by June 30th for this guarantee to apply. If you haven't completed them then the accommodation offer won't be guaranteed, as mentioned on the page I've linked above.

You can also look for private accommodation in or around Durham and here are some resources you can use for that:
1. Spareroom: https://www.spareroom.co.uk/
2. Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/162824307101648 (you can post your availability in Durham on this group and wait for others to contact you or look at the advertised properties and see which one suits you)
3. Sturents: https://sturents.com/
4. Gumtree: https://www.gumtree.com/
5. Student letting agencies websites like Harringtons, Frampton & Roebuck, Nicholas Humphreys etc.
6. Student accommodations like Ernest Place, Student Castle, Houghall Court, The Village @ Viaduct, Unite Students: https://www.accommodationforstudents.com/durham
7. Amber student: https://amberstudent.com/places/sear...-1811025628640

Hope that helps. If you need more information, feel free to send questions here or email the postgraduate accommodation team at [email protected]

-Himieka
(edited 8 months ago)
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