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Broomhall sits perfectly between Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield, making it ideal for anyone studying at either institution. Broomhall offers easy access to the city centre and other highly popular student destinations in Ecclesall Road and West Street, where you’ll find plenty of nightlife. With lots of lively pubs, cafes, and coffee shops nearby, Broomhall is a great choice for anyone looking for student lets in Sheffield.


Broomhill is a fantastic location close to the Collegiate campus of Sheffield Hallam, and just a short distance from the University of Sheffield. There are convenient transport links to the city centre, and it’s just a quick trip to popular student drinking areas in Crookes and Ecclesall. Broomhill also has a lovely selection of independent eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. If you’re looking for great-value student houses in Sheffield, Broomhill is the perfect place to start your search.


The popular area of Crookesmoor is located just off of the main campus at the University of Sheffield. A stone's throw away from the famous Students’ Union and only a few minutes walk from the lively areas of Crookes and Kelham Island, Crookesmoor is an extremely sought-after location for student houses in Sheffield.

Ecclesall Road

Ecclesall Road stands tall as one of the city’s most desirable student living areas. As it is located just outside the Collegiate campus, this area is perfect for anyone studying at Sheffield Hallam. Not to mention, the University of Sheffield is also a short walk away. Ecclesall Road is a vibrant area with an amazing social scene. You’ll find everything from small retailers, high street names, bars, and restaurants here. Fortunately, you can also find lots of Sheffield student housing amongst all the action on Ecclesall Road.

Sheffield City Centre

If you want to be right in the heart of the action, the city centre is the perfect place to live. We list a wide range of student accommodation in Sheffield city centre on StuRents, including 1 to 3-bedroom properties, studios, and larger house shares. The area is ideal for anyone looking to study at Sheffield Hallam as the main campus is centrally located. The city centre is also very well-connected with efficient transport links and so is just a short journey from The University of Sheffield main campus.

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About student living in Sheffield

Home to two world-leading universities, Sheffield is a true student city. As the industrial capital of the North, the area is packed with history and culture. You’ll find everything you need to learn, grow, and have a good time in this bustling city. Find out more about Sheffield’s highlights below.

Food and Drink

Sheffield has an interesting and varied food and drink scene. Alongside all the familiar high street chains you could want, there are also plenty of tasty independent options to choose from. You can find something different to sample on practically every corner, from street food to artisan cafes and local produce-led restaurants. Plus, with new breweries popping up all the time, you’ll be sure to find your perfect hop. It’s no surprise the city was named the Real Ale Capital of the World 2016. Making the most of the local heritage, Sheffield has repurposed many of its industrial spaces into chic cocktail and craft beer venues. Enjoy getting lost in exposed brick-laden bars, colourful rooftop terraces, and quirky shipping containers masquerading as cocktail lounges.


No night out in Sheffield is ever the same. As the city is packed with student residents, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of clubs, bars, and entertainment venues to explore. Head to the Leadmill, the longest-running local live music venue and nightclub, or visit Tank to enjoy house, bass, and techno nights. Network is perfect for indie and electronic music lovers, while Hope Works is the base for the incredible No Bounds festival. And, of course, you can’t skip Bar One, the infamous Students’ Union bar at the University of Sheffield.


Sheffield is the world's greenest city with over a third of the area sitting in the Peak District national park. You’ll also find a varied nightlife scene, with a wide selection of theatres, bars, clubs, and live music venues to enjoy. Check out the renowned Winter Garden, which is Europe’s largest urban glasshouse, or head down to the fashionable Kelham Island district which was recently voted one of the UK’s best neighbourhoods. You can also take a trip to Bramall Lane, the world's oldest professional football ground, and learn why Sheffield is thought of as the home of football.


There are lots of fantastic shopping options in Sheffield. You may have already heard of the iconic Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Residing on the outskirts of the city, it houses over 280 stores and attracts around 30 million visitors each year. Alongside the varied selection of shops, you’ll find a multiplex VUE cinema and an outstanding food court spanning over two floors. In the city centre, you can spend hours browsing an eclectic mix of designer boutiques, vintage treasures, and local makers. For a taste of the high street, look no further than the two main shopping precincts in Fargate and The Moor. On the other hand, Sharrow Vale Road provides a much more independent shopping experience. A visit here offers a good excuse to check out the Pete McKee Art Gallery and leave with something special from the gift shop.

FAQs about student accommodation in Sheffield

How much is student accommodation in Sheffield?

Sheffield student accommodation starts at around £64 and can cost up to £325 per person per week (pppw). The average rental cost for student houses in Sheffield is around £96 pppw, excluding bills. How much you spend all depends on your preferences and whether you choose to opt for a student house share or luxury student accommodation. Your chosen neighbourhood can also have a huge influence on your monthly rental cost.

Which is the best student accommodation in Sheffield?

This depends on the university and campus you’re studying at as well as your budget and accommodation needs. No matter what your specific preferences are, you’ll be able to find excellent options in Sheffield’s main student let areas. Whether you’re looking for a stylish student flat or apartment or leaning towards a house share - you can be sure to find student houses in Sheffield to suit your needs and budget.

Where do most students live in Sheffield?

Typically, the most popular areas for student houses in Sheffield are Ecclesall Road, Broomhill, Broomhall, Crookesmoor, and the city centre.

Does Sheffield University have catered accommodation?

You can apply for catered accommodation at Sheffield University. Many students will do this in their first year, before opting for private Sheffield student houses for the rest of their time at university.

Is Sheffield cheap for students?

Being situated in Yorkshire, Sheffield benefits from an affordable standard of living. Shared student houses in Sheffield are one of the cheapest accommodation options.

What is the rank of Sheffield University?

The University of Sheffield ranks at No. 26, whilst Sheffield Hallam comes in at No. 67, as per the Complete University Guide.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student properties in Sheffield 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 housing in Sheffield can be 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 contracts 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield.

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