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Accommodation Service

Studying at Cambridge


University accommodation

It is necessary to be a member of the University or an affiliated organisation in order to apply for University-owned accommodation. If eligible, you will have the opportunity to join the waiting list once your initial registration with our Service has been approved.  There is a priority allocation system, with those new to Cambridge receiving a higher score.

The University owns many self-contained flats and a small number of houses, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms. They are almost all situated in the city of Cambridge and Madingley, within easy access of the city centre and the University Departments and Faculties. The properties are maintained to a very good standard, the majority being furnished, and include white goods such as refrigerators, cookers, beds, tables, chairs, but not small appliances and equipment such as kettles, toasters, microwaves, crockery or cutlery.

Properties are generally intended for longer lets of at least 12 months (one year tenancy at a time), with a maximum tenancy length of five years, provided that you remain eligible.  If we have a suitable vacancy, we may be able to offer a shorter tenancy length.  Prices start from around £890 per month excluding all bills and will be subject to an increase on a renewal.