Leeds University Student Accommodation
Many students opt for Leeds Uni halls of residence in their first year as they acclimate to both the city and their newfound independence. Then, in their second, third and fourth years, the majority of students move to private student accommodation in Leeds.
Leeds boasts numerous universities and colleges, so there is plenty of student accommodation to choose from across the city, whatever your budget and preferences. The university is conveniently located around 15 minutes’ walk out of the city centre, and you can choose to live on-campus, very close to campus or a little further out.
You’ll find any type of Leeds Uni accommodation you could want, with everything from single rooms to ensuites, studios and even full apartments on offer. Students are typically spread out between the campus halls, the city centre, Woodhouse, Hyde Park and Headingley. Henry Price and Charles Morris Hall are about as central as you can get, found on the edges of campus. Clarence Dock can be found in the heart of the city centre, right on the River Aire, while St Ann’s Lodge is up near Headingley in a greener area.
Whether you want shops and pubs on the doorstep of your Leeds Uni accommodation or a quieter space that helps you get your steps in, there are plenty of options for you! Feeling overwhelmed? Check out our guide to the different types of student accommodation to see what would suit you best.
About Leeds University
University of Leeds Ranking
According to the Complete University Guide, Leeds ranks 16th in the country and has consistently ranked in the top 20 universities. It has 28 courses which rank in the top ten in the country, including two which are ranked at number one: Creative Writing and Childhood & Youth Studies.
The University of Leeds is found, unsurprisingly, in the West Yorkshire city of Leeds. The campus itself is located just outside of the city centre (around a ten-minute walk), with academic buildings dotted around the 100-acre campus. Leeds Uni accommodation can be found both close to campus and outside of the city centre.
The university is ranked 20th in the country for graduate prospects and outcomes and there are numerous services and events on offer at Leeds University in order to promote student employability, including JobLink (which connects students with temporary or casual employment) and the Careers Centre, where students can access help with career guidance, CVs, cover letters, interviewing and every other aspect of job application.
The university also hosts career fairs to allow students to meet up with a vast range of employers and learn about what it would be like to work with them.
University of Leeds Fees
Students attending the University of Leeds will be classified as either a home or international student. Currently, the government has set undergraduate student fees at £9,250 per year, which home students are able to pay through the Student Loans Company. Fees for international students can be found on individual course pages.
For students undertaking a year abroad or work placement year, the fee is reduced to £1,385.
Bursaries and Scholarships
There are plenty of funding and financing options to help you out with tuition and maintenance costs, including the Leeds Bursary, scholarships for both personal circumstance and academic achievement, hardship funding and sanctuary scholarship.
Student Life at the University of Leeds
There are no end of fun things to do in Leeds for students and as a student at the University of Leeds, you’ll also have access to some incredible clubs and social groups. Whether you’re sporty or indoorsy, looking for a pastime or to learn a new skill, you’ll find plenty to do at Leeds University Union (LUU). It’s easy to find – just follow the brightly-coloured bunting!
With so much Leeds Uni student accommodation in Headingley, Woodhouse or Hyde Park, it’s hard to avoid Woodhouse Moor. While it’s pretty quiet most of the year, when the weather heats up students flock to the grass in their hundreds to drink, picnic and enjoy the sun. You might even see someone slacklining or putting up a hammock between the trees!
Of course, we couldn’t tell you about Leeds and not mention its incredible student nightlife. You’ll find Old Bar and Stylus at the student union, home to the beloved Fruity every Friday night. If you’re looking to get off-campus, there are loads of pubs, clubs and parties throughout the city centre, and if you’re worried about getting home, the University offers a Nightbus service which will get you home safe for just £1 – ideal if you’re living slightly further out in Headingley or Hyde Park.
University of Leeds FAQs
How much does student accommodation cost in Leeds?
Leeds student accommodation is available to suit any budget, with rooms available from just £90 per week. It just depends on your budget and what your preferences or requirements are.
Where do students stay in Leeds?
Most students live around Headingley or Hyde Park, and both offer plenty of amenities by way of shops, bars and restaurants. Additionally, there are frequent bus services between the student areas and the university.
Can I view University of Leeds accommodation?
Most accommodation providers will offer either in-person or virtual viewings, so you can see your potential accommodation before you book. If you’re heading to Leeds for an open day, make sure to check if your accommodation is doing tours, as this is one of the best ways to view it in person!
When should I book Leeds Uni student accommodation?
You should look at booking your student accommodation as soon as possible; many accommodation providers work on a first-come-first-served basis and booking early is the best way to avoid disappointment.
Are there different types of student accommodation available?
Leeds is a city with a lot of students, so whatever you are looking for in accommodation, it’s likely you’ll be able to find it. Whether you’re looking at a budget room with a shared kitchen and bathroom or a luxury studio with on-site gym, cinema room and free breakfast, or anything in between, you’ll find accommodation near Leeds University to suit you.
For more information, check out our blog post on the different types of student accommodation.
How will I pay for my Leeds Uni student accommodation?
There are plenty of payment options and every student accommodation provider will be different. The best way to find out is to speak to the provider directly. If you’re concerned about being able to afford it, check out our guide to how students pay for their student accommodation.
Is the University of Leeds a good uni?
Part of the prestigious Russell Group, Leeds University is a diverse and vibrant institution with a compact campus only a short walk away from one of the largest cities in the UK. From teaching and resources to student life, it’s no wonder Leeds ranks so highly on the league tables and in alumni memories.