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Student accommodation in Liverpool

With a large student population and culture and nightlife scenes that deliver attractive options in spades, Liverpool is one of the most loved student cities in the UK. The city is considered one of the most affordable in the region and Student.com can help you easily find the right student accommodation for your budget.

You can utilise our search filters to find your favourite from more than 50 different student accommodation options in Liverpool. You can also use our mapping tool to find apartments in the area of the city you like, whether you want to live in the city centre or right next to your university.

If you need any more information, you can always give us a call or talk to us via the live chat function. Our booking consultants are always happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

Liverpool at a glance

Liverpool, hometown of the legendary Beatles, is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. In addition to one of the most influential bands of all time, this iconic city has a lot of other things to offer as well.

With a grand backdrop of Victorian and Georgian buildings, it’s an intimate and vibrant city that celebrates its glorious past. It’s home to many famous landmarks such as the homes of The Beatles members, The Liver Buildings, and the historic docks – all of which will become familiar sights if you choose to study in the city.

The city also values friendship. Liverpool is one of the friendliest cities in the UK and the third best to visit worldwide according to the Rough Guides guidebooks. Whether the local people are helping you find your way around the city, or just having a chat, the Scousers, as they’re affectionately called, will make your time in the city a memorable one.

Football in Liverpool

A huge part of Liverpool’s worldwide fame is thanks to its football. Liverpool is proud of its undying love for the sport. It’s home to one of football's most famous rivalries, the Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton, two storied clubs in the English Premier League. Liverpool FC is one of the most successful teams in England and Europe.

Even if you’re not a hardcore football fan, don’t miss out on the chance to see a Premier League game at one of the city’s famous stadiums, Liverpool FC’s Anfield or Everton’s Goodison Park. You can be sure that the atmosphere will be great.

A city of culture

Liverpool is a cultural hotspot. Outside of London, it has more museums and art galleries than any city in the UK. From the Tate Modern and its world-famous collection of modern art to the live music and performances of The East Village Arts Club and the RIBA award-winning theatre The Everyman, just to name a few, it has cultural interests to meet all needs.

Liverpool wears its culture proudly. This a city that turned it’s bombed-out church into a concert venue, and has a night specifically dedicated to wandering around and looking at various light installations throughout the city.

The city also has the oldest Chinese community in Europe. The cultural vibrancy of Liverpool augments its environment, allowing new students to easily connect and interact with the city.

Student life in Liverpool

There are several things that make Liverpool a great city to study in. It’s laid-back, fun and affordable, and if you want to have a great party after a long week of studying, Liverpool is definitely the place for you.

Liverpool is an affordable city

One of the most important aspects of choosing a city to study in is its affordability. Liverpool is one of the most affordable cities in the UK. There are student discounts offered in most bars and clubs and if you happen to have to take a cab or bus to get there it won’t cost you much as taxis and buses are very affordable. Buses also run frequently so you won’t be stuck waiting for ages.

Free museums and student discounts

Many of Liverpool’s museums and art galleries can be entered for free by students including Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, World Museum and the Museum of Liverpool. The Albert Docks, home to award-winning attractions like The Beatles Story and The International Slavery Museum, always has free events.

Many of the big-name shops in Liverpool’s compact central shopping district provide student discounts ranging from 10% to 20%.

Great nightlife

Liverpool is known for its laid-back way of life but it comes alive at night. Its vibrant nightlife offers many choices for all tastes. There are bars galore from Concert Square all the way to the Cavern Quarter. If you're looking for a good student night out there’s somewhere to go for each day of the week.

There are many music venues where you can listen to some live music ranging from the most in-demand musicians to up-and-coming artists. If you prefer a less-than-typical night out experience, the warehouse scene in the Baltic Triangle provides several options. Alma de Cuba, a bar in a former church, as well as the multitude of secret bars like Berry and Rye and Ex-Directory also provide less-than-typical experiences.

A large part of Liverpool’s nightlife is centred around three main areas - the centre of town, Lark Lane and the Baltic Triangle, where you’ll find some of the best cocktails, live music, and general revelry.

However, Smithdown Road, whose junction with Penny Lane is the subject of the Beatles song "Penny Lane," is home to a large percentage of Liverpool's 60,000-plus university student population and is always brimming with energy. Here you can have fun with fellow students as well as some delightful local Scousers at the Evil Eye Burrito Shack and cheap pints at Brookhouse on Thursdays at the long-established student quarter.

Overall, Liverpool’s nightlife is student-friendly. Venues are easy to get to as the majority of the student bars are within walking distance of each other.

Universities in Liverpool

Liverpool is home to two world-class universities, with both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University featured in the QS World University Rankings.

The University of Liverpool has almost 30,000 students, of whom almost 10,000 are from abroad. It was ranked as the 190th best university in the world in the 2023 QS World University Rankings.

Liverpool John Moores University has about 25,000 students, over 3,000 of whom are from outside the UK. So, if you’re looking for an international atmosphere while studying, you’ll be sure to find it here. John Moores was also ranked as one of the 1,000 best universities in the world by QS in their 2023 rankings.

In addition to these two, there are also numerous colleges and the famous Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Some of the most famous institutions of higher learning in Liverpool include:

Frequently asked questions about student housing in Liverpool

How do I apply for student accommodation on Student.com?

Booking a student residence in Liverpool is free and easy on Student.com. After you’ve found your ideal uni accommodation in Liverpool, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page. There you’ll need to choose your preferred room type and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now.’

One of our booking consultants will then contact you to take you through the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

What are the different room types you offer?

We currently offer two different types of rooms that you can choose from in Liverpool.

In a Private Room, you’ll get your own private bedroom and, in some properties, a private bathroom as well. However, in some properties, the bathroom is shared. Additional facilities like the kitchen will be shared.

Booking the Entire Place will give you a fully self-contained studio property with your own bedroom, bathroom and usually a small kitchenette for cooking meals. No need to share with anyone, so this option is perfect if you love your own space!

Can I live together with a friend?

Yes. Tell your booking consultant that you’d like to live with a friend, and we can arrange this. Make sure your friend does the same when making their booking as well.

Can I see the property before I move in?

Many of the properties we list have a great range of photos, videos and even virtual tours that will give you a great idea of what your new home will look like. So, even if you can’t make it to a viewing before moving in, you don’t have to worry, as you’ll be able to get a good idea of what your new home will look like.

If you’ll be in Liverpool before your move-in date and would prefer to see the place for yourself though, this can be arranged as well. Just get in touch with us and our booking consultants will set up a viewing for you.

How do I pay my rent?

The rent is paid directly to the landlord, so you don’t have to pay anything to Student.com. The rent can typically be paid with either a bank transfer or a credit or debit card.

Are the properties furnished?

This depends on the property, but most of the places we list in Liverpool are rented fully furnished. You can check the property page to see if the property you’re interested in is rented fully furnished or not.