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Student accommodation in Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield

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Universities close to Sheffield City Centre


The Moor




Sheffield Hallam University


West Street


The University of Sheffield


The Moor




Sheffield Hallam University


West Street


The University of Sheffield


About student living in Sheffield City Centre


When you live in student accommodation in Sheffield city centre, you’re always right in the heart of things. The city centre is home to Sheffield Hallam University, but students are less than a fifteen-minute walk away from The University of Sheffield too. With Sheffield train station just a stone’s throw away and easy access to regularly running bus and tram services, the city centre is an extremely well-connected area.


There’s lots to explore close to student houses in Sheffield city centre. Visit the Peace Gardens just outside Sheffield Town Hall to see the stunning water features, including fountains and surrounding cascades. Take in the impressive architecture of the Sheffield Cathedral and Saint George’s Church, and enjoy the scenery while sitting in St George’s Square City Centre Park. Head over to the lively Devonshire Green for some skateboarding action or to attend an event at the amphitheatre.

Food and Drink

Student housing in Sheffield city centre benefits from being right on the doorstep of a vast array of restaurants, pubs, and bars. Visit COSMO for an all-you-can-eat tour of world cuisine, or try Rudy’s Pizza Napoletana for delicious, affordable pizzas in a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re looking for student-friendly drinking spots, the city centre has no shortage. Head to Bungalows & Bears for live music, a daily happy hour, and 2-for-1 offers on burgers on Tuesdays. Forum Kitchen + Bar has deals and events practically every night of the week, while The Cavendish is the spot to head for if you want to watch live sports. Grab a cocktail and a handmade pizza at Bloo 88 or stop by The Wick at Both Ends for a flaming lemon drizzle shot. It’s all possible when living in student houses in Sheffield city centre.


Due to its central location, Sheffield city centre student accommodation is always within walking distance of something fun to do. Catch a show at the Lyceum Theatre or the Crucible Theatre, or take in some culture at the Millennium Gallery. The National Videogame Museum is a gamer’s dream, while The Light Cinema offers student discounts on film tickets and drinks. For a night out on a budget, head to Carver Street, where you can find Walkabout, Pop World, Viper Rooms and Crystal. Dance the night away at Revolution de Cuba or take in some live music at West Street Live. And, of course, you can’t miss out on student club nights. Head to Tank for drum and bass nights, or Corporation for drinks from as little as 60p!


Located close to student housing in Sheffield City Centre, The Moor shopping centre is the place to go for all your shopping needs. With a wealth of high-street shops and food options, you’ll find everything you could want at The Moor. And, of course, the shopping scene in Sheffield simply wouldn’t be the same without Moor Market. Home to over 90 independent traders, Moor Market offers everything from fresh produce and delicious desserts to homeware and jewellery. Located a stone’s throw from student houses in Sheffield city centre It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend exploring with friends.

Student Housing

The wide range of student housing Sheffield city centre has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student properties in Sheffield city centre to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our Sheffield city centre student accommodation and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Sheffield City Centre

Where do students live in Sheffield?

There is a lot of student accommodation in Sheffield city centre so students tend to live in this area. Students also live in housing in Broomhall, Broomhill, Crookesmoor, and Ecclesall.

Is Sheffield city centre safe?

Sheffield city centre is considered a relatively safe place to live. In 2022, Sheffield was ranked as the UK's 25th safest city for a night out so you should feel secure living in student houses in Sheffield city centre.

Is Sheffield city centre a student area?

The buzzy nightlife, student-friendly venues, and high number of student flats Sheffield city centre has to offer makes it an attractive area for students to live. Many students from both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield live in the city centre every year.

How big is Sheffield city centre?

With a radius of roughly 1.2km, Sheffield city centre is small enough to get around comfortably on foot. Despite not being a huge city, there is no shortage of things to explore and get stuck into close to student accommodation in Sheffield city centre.

What’s in Sheffield city centre?

Sheffield city centre is home to a number of architectural attractions, including Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield Town Hall, and the Peace Gardens. It also has a wide range of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars, as well as cultural venues such as theatres and museums. In addition, due to the high student population, there are many student flats in Sheffield city centre.

Is Sheffield city centre student accommodation affordable?

Student accommodation in Sheffield city centre starts at around £70 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 depends on your location and the type of property you decide to rent.

Are bills included in the cost?

A lot of student accommodation in Sheffield city centre is 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. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student housing in Sheffield city centre 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 city centre 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 across Sheffield.

Latest student property news in Sheffield

Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students Sells Six Properties for £184 Million to PGIM Real Estate
Unite Students sells six properties for £184 million, reallocating capital to focus on key university markets.
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