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University houses

Row of Victorian houses

Experience life in the vibrant and diverse city of Cambridge, while being within easy walking or cycling distance of campus.

We have a range of houses, all located within two miles of our University. The Collier Road houses are closest, with some having garden gates that open up right onto the campus!

Our houses are different sizes, with between two and ten students living together. Most of the houses have shared bathrooms, but there are a few en-suites available. University houses are managed by ARU, and our Housing Management team will be on hand to help you with any queries once you move in.

Cambridge property comparison chart

  • Within two miles of campus – with some being right next door
  • All bills included (gas, water, electricity, internet and possessions insurance)
  • Wi-Fi
  • En-suite and non en-suite rooms available
  • On-call emergency support during evenings and weekends
  • Washer dryer (in some properties)
  • Small garden/patio area (in some properties)
  • Bicycle storage (in some properties or nearby)
  • Letterbox
  • Repairs and maintenance included in the rent
  • We're unable to offer parking

  • Single bed (3ft) and mattress with mattress protector
  • Wardrobe
  • Storage: each room will have a combination of a chest of drawers, bookcase or bedside table
  • Desk and chair
  • Noticeboard
  • Rubbish bin
  • Seven rooms have their own shower with use of a shared toilet and sink

En suite rooms

  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Mirror
  • Shower

Kitchens (shared between two to ten students)

  • Fridge freezer
  • Oven with grill and hob
  • Microwave
  • Cupboard space
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Ironing board
  • Mop and bucket
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Broom
  • Noticeboard

Shared bathrooms (shared between two to ten students)

  • Toilet/s
  • Sink/s
  • Shower/s
  • Mirror

Garden (some properties)

Before you move in

We'll ask you to pay £300 advanced rent to book your room. This will be deducted from your first rent payment once you've moved in, and is not a refundable deposit.


You'll pay rent in instalments throughout your tenancy. For current rent prices, please check our cost comparison chart.

Cambridge halls and houses cost comparison chart

If you'd like to book a room in a University house, simply apply online.

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