Formerly known as Oxenaforda, Oxford is known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’. It is situated in the south-east of England and houses the world’s most prestigious universities. It is also a book lover’s paradise with Blackwell regarded as the biggest academic and specialist bookseller in the entire United Kingdom. The city is world-renowned for its medieval architecture, history and vibrant culture. The city centre is quite compact and mostly pedestrianised, making it perfect for walking or cycling. Oxford is an expensive city to live with some areas having prices on a par with London.

There are several student accommodation Oxford which are located close to the university campus. These properties are owned by university or private providers. These off-campus alternative to student hall are well-built and furnished with all the basic amenities. University Living, a student housing tech-enabled platform allows students to find, compare, and book the right student home as per their budget and other preference.

Explore Oxford

Home to one of the world’s most renowned institution of higher education, Oxford is a city which is superbly built and rich with history. The city has wonderful buildings built in every style of English architecture from the late Anglo-Saxon and several industries. If you’re someone who likes watching movies, then you must surely visit Grand II listed, The Ultimate Picture Palace on Cowley Road. The iconic and inspiring architecture of the city can be seen on the silver screen in famous movies such as Harry Potter, Transformers, and Cinderella, to name a few. The city is quite small and can be easily travelled by bicycle. For a taste of the exotic, head to the popular Botanic Gardens on the banks of the River Cherwell. These are the oldest botanical gardens in the UK and feature several greenhouses with tropical plants.

What makes Oxford different

In Oxford, you can get a taste of real ale and some history. Enjoy a drink at the King’s Arms which is considered as the oldest pub in Oxford and even has its own resident ghost. The city also has plenty other incredible cocktail bars such as Raoul’s Bar known for its creative cocktail menu and intimate surroundings. There is a covered market in the city which was establishedback in 1774 and is today home to over 55 stores, stalls and food outlets. Oxford is loved by foodies and tipplers alike as it is one of the UK’s most ethnically diverse cities and living here will provide you will a wealth of exciting food and drink options.

Universities in Oxford

The city is home to the famous University of Oxford which offers one of the best educations on this planet and has been doing so for a very long time. The university was established in the 10th century and since then has been among the best five universities in the world. Students coming to study in this city can opt from a selection of student room types based on their budget and other preferences – shared and en-suite room, student flat, student studio, and apartments. Over the last millennium, many great figures such as Stephen Hawking, Harper Lee, Bill Clinton, have lived in Oxford and attended its university.

Student Life in Oxford

You’ll always enjoy living in Oxford as it is a young city with more than 40,000 students from two universities. The city has Purple Flag status and ranked among the top ten safest student cities. For those looking for entertainment can find everything from student club nights to stand up comedy, cinemas and an abundance of live-music venues.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. How can I rent student accommodation in Oxford?

A. You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

Q. What are the different types of student rooms in Oxford?

A. The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

Q. What are the different types of student housings in Oxford?

A. University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

Q. Are the bills included in the rent for my student home in Oxford?

A. This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Oxford have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

Q. Can I view my student apartment in Oxford before booking?

A. Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

Q. Will I get cleaning and laundry services at my accommodation in Oxford?

A. Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by onsite maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you are unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services for an extra fee.

Q. How do I know my student home in Oxford is safe?

A. All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each student accommodation has modern safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.

Q. Where can I stay in Oxford during my placement year?

A. Students who are working during their placement year but are a full-time student at a university can stay in the student homes listed on University Living website. As long as you’re a student at a university you can choose to stay at any student accommodation.