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Home to an array of cool street art, colourful Cowley is all about community spirit. The town also has a great music scene, with the 02 Academy and the Bullingdon providing a great space to enjoy live music, socialise and drink. Cowley also hosts its own annual carnival, and for those who want to immerse themselves in nature - there’s a great golf course and Cowley Marsh Nature Reserve all well-placed and ready to explore. Browse our range of Oxford student housing rentals in Cowley today.


A great area for cheap student accommodation in Oxford, Headington is perfectly placed for easy access to Oxford Brookes University students and the John Radcliffe Hospital. Rent prices in Headington are much lower compared to areas closer to the City Centre. Headington also has an abundance of green space, with two parks - Headington Hill Park and South Park located in the suburb.


Jericho is a suburb that’s located on the northern outskirts of Oxford's City Centre along the canals. It's a popular area with students due to its close proximity to the University of Oxford. Jericho is full of old Victorian pubs, quaint cocktail bars and home to one of the oldest cinemas in the UK. Search our range of student houses in Oxford’s Jericho on StuRents.

Oxford City Centre

Oxford city centre can be a great place to find student properties in Oxford, with easy access to the University of Oxford, the beautiful botanical gardens and Oxford Train Station. While a little more on the expensive side due to its location, this is the best spot for finding luxury student accommodation in Oxford and having all the best bars, restaurants and shops on your doorstep.

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About student living in Oxford

When it comes to choosing where to live, you’ll find a host of student accommodation in Oxford and lots to explore in the city when it comes to culture, food and drink, shopping and nightlife. Here are some of Oxford’s highlights:

Food and Drink

With options to suit every budget and taste - Oxford’s food and drink scene is definitely something to write home about. You’ll find plenty of pubs with locally-brewed ales, all the popular chain restaurants and quirky independent eateries dotted throughout the city. Be sure to sample the tasty Chinese food at Sojo or dine riverside at Cherwell’s Boathouse.


Some of the most popular student bars and nightclubs in Oxford include The Bridge which runs a variety of student nights throughout the week, Frevd (a club set inside an old church) and ATIK for cheap and cheerful drinks and good vibes.


With so much culture, it’s no wonder that students and tourists flock to discover all that Oxford has to offer. With a collection of mostly free-to-enter museums - the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitts River Museum are well worth a visit. There’s also a flurry of arts and performance venues which host a colourful collection of shows throughout the year. The Oxford Playhouse and Pegasus Theatre’s both regularly hold theatrical, dance, comedy and music performances and are both located in close proximity to plenty of student housing in Oxford.


Oxford’s selection of shopping centres includes Westgate Oxford, Clarendon Centre Oxford and Templar’s Square. Oxford Covered Market is another great place for some retail therapy and the best spot for picking up gifts and local produce from independent sellers.

FAQs about student accommodation in Oxford

How much is student housing in Oxford?

Student accommodation in Oxford starts at £110 and can cost over £345 per person per week (pppw). The average rental cost for student housing in Oxford is around £135 pppw, excluding bills. For purpose built apartments, the average is £231 pppw. How much you spend all depends on your preferences and whether you choose to opt for a student house share in Oxford or luxury student accommodation in Oxford. Your chosen neighbourhood can have a huge influence on your monthly rental cost too.

Does Oxford have student accommodation?

Yes, there’s such a wide range of student housing rentals in Oxford to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.

Do Oxford students live in Oxford?

Most Oxford students choose to live in student houses in Oxford for convenience.

Is Oxford a good place to live for students?

Oxford is ranked in the top ten safest student cities, according to the The Complete University Guide. Many students also love studying in Oxford due to its relatively close proximity to the UK’s capital city of London.

Where do University of Oxford students live?

University of Oxford students choose to live in student housing in Oxford that’s located in the city centre, Cowley, Headington, East Oxford or Jericho.

What is Oxford student life like?

As well as offering a high-quality education, Oxford student life revolves around socialising with fellow students, and most students have great things to say about studying at Oxford.

How much does it cost to live as a student in Oxford?

Your living costs really depend on the type of lifestyle you lead. There’s lots of ways to save money as a student, such as choosing to live in a student house share in Oxford and finding bars and restaurants which offer great student discounts and deals.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student properties in Oxford are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks’ rent per person, so if your own portion of the rent is £100 per week, the maximum deposit would be £500. It is more common however for student deposits to be in the £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Oxford is rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51 week fixed term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52 week stays are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Oxford are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses in Oxford.

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