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Having suitable accommodation is key to your entire university experience. You will find that the University is an active campus with a diverse student population. We are pleased to be welcoming more students to study at Sunderland than ever before.

However, this does mean that there is a greater demand for accommodation and housing in the area, including both the University’s own accommodation and the private housing market. This section will cover what you will need to consider when you’re looking for accommodation in the UK that is right for you and your circumstances.

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It is important that you begin thinking about your accommodation as soon as you receive your unconditional offer to study at the University of Sunderland. Being prepared to carry out research prior to your arrival is key to understanding which accommodation may be right for you.

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Short Term Accommodation

Private housing options are limited within the area due to high demand. If you are not able to arrange long-term accommodation prior to travelling to the UK, it is important that you understand and budget for short-term accommodation arrangements on arrival.

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Searching for Properties

To search for a property, particularly before you arrive, you should make use of online property search websites. These will enable you to filter by property type, location, price, and other features which may be important to you.

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Private Rentals

When you have identified a suitable property, you will need to speak to the estate agent or property owner to negotiate a deal to rent the property. Here we provide you guidance on the private rental market and more.

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Accommodation will likely be your largest financial outgoing during your studies. Private accommodation costs can vary based on location and size of property. However, depending on your circumstances you can expect to pay between £450 and £750 per month for rent.

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