Do students have to pay council tax?
Any house occupied entirely by students will not be taxed by the Council provided the relevant form is completed. See here for details. However, as a general rule, if one or more of the occupants are not students, then Council Tax is payable for the whole property. There are exceptions to this rule, detailed on the council web site.
Where there is only one non-student in the house, an application can be made to reduce the Council Tax payable by 25%. There is also a discount for overseas tenants who own property overseas. See the local council web site for rates and discounts.