The University has 360 self-contained flats and 6 houses, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms. They are all situated within the city of Cambridge, within easy access of the city centre and the University departments and faculties. Because they are owned by the University, they are kept in excellent condition and house only University-members. Properties are for long lets only, a minimum of an academic year and a maximum of two years. Priority is given to those who are new to Cambridge
Prices start from around £655 per month excluding all bills. The flats and houses are a mixture of furnished and unfurnished, and come with white goods included.
The popular properties are located on 6 different sites around the city: Causewayside on Fen Causeway, Southacre on Chaucer Road; George Nuttall Close off Milton Road; 3 flats in Panton Street; 3 flats in Castle Street; and the 206 new apartments at the West Cambridge site. The University also owns houses on Huntingdon Road and Madingley.
How to apply for University-owned accommodation
You must be a member of the University or a visiting scholar. Undergraduates are not usually eligible because they are housed by their colleges, although exceptions apply.
It is possible to book University-owned accommodation ahead of arrival.
The University handles deposits according to government guidelines. More details here.
To apply for University-owned accommodation, please register with the Accommodation Service and find available University accommodation using our search. Alternatively, contact us directly with your enquiry.