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Student accommodation in Manchester

You can find and book student accommodation in Manchester quickly and easily on Student.com. We are the world’s largest marketplace for student accommodation and our strict vetting process ensures we only list properties from trusted landlords. Book your ideal student home with us and you’ll have a great base from which to enjoy student life and the best Manchester has to offer.

Using our helpful map feature you can see how far each property is from your university and choose a home with a perfect location. With the filters you can narrow down your search to find just the right home for you.

If you're looking for student accommodation in Manchester, you won't want to waste any time! The earlier you book, the more options you'll have, as many places will typically get sold out the closer we get to your move-in date.

Manchester at a glance

Bursting with activity, Manchester is the pride of the north packed full of drama, shops and entertainment. Buzzing with urban energy, Manchester is a place that offers students everything from world class art and high-tech living to green parks and historical attractions.

Manchester is the largest city in Northern England and thus wonderfully diverse, sporting grand red brick Victorian architecture and neo-gothic buildings but also the glass-fronted glory of MediaCityUK and Salford Quays. Throw in two world-class football teams, boutique stores and the enormous Trafford Centre shopping mall and you’ll get a sense of what drives Manchester and the fun you can have there. Wherever you choose your student home to be located, you’ll never be bored in Manchester.

If you’re into soap operas, don’t forget to visit the set of Coronation Street, one of the most popular and longest running shows on British television. For a fun night out, head out to The Printworks, an entertainment complex in the heart of Manchester. This old publishing house now boasts a movie theatre, a gym with a swimming pool and 16 bars and restaurants. Visit Manchester has even called The Printworks’ roof garden “one of the best kept secrets in Manchester”.

Your student home in Manchester

You can easily find student accommodation in Manchester with Student.com. We offer hundreds of beds in the best private properties, each one perfect for modern student life. Our expert booking team will make booking your new student home easy. Our service is also 100% free to use for you.

We list over 10,000 rooms, studios and flats in dedicated student properties located across Manchester. Popular areas for student accommodation in Manchester include the Manchester city centre, Rusholme, Salford and Fallowfield.

With a big student population and all the available activities of a big city, there’s never a dull day in Manchester. Bars, nightclubs and student parties make for a great nightlife, but the city is full of great day-time activities as well. If you want a break from the hectic city life, it’s easy to head out of town and enjoy some of the best nature the UK has to offer, with the famous Peak District National Park very close by.

Universities in Manchester

Being a big city and a regional centre, Manchester boasts several internationally ranked universities to choose from when figuring out where you want to get your degree.

University of Manchester

The most notable of the city’s universities is the University of Manchester, which has its origins in the Manchester Mechanics’ Institute, founded in 1824. Today it’s one of the best universities in the world, being ranked 28th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. This makes it the highest ranked university in England outside of Oxbridge and London.

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University, also known as MMU, also has its first origins in the Manchester Mechanics’ Institute. It was formed in its current format in 1992. Today it is one of the best 1,000 universities in the world according to the 2023 QS World University rankings. It has more than 30,000 students from more than 120 countries around the world, so you’ll surely be making friends from all over the world at Manchester Met.

University of Salford

The University of Salford is the third university in Greater Manchester that is ranked in the top 1,000 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings for 2023. It has its origins in the Pendleton Mechanics Institute, founded in 1850. It gained university status in 1967 when it received its Royal charter. The university campus is located in Salford, just one mile (1.6km) from the Manchester city centre.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Manchester

How do I apply for student housing in Manchester?

Applying for accommodation on Student.com is easy. First you need to choose the right property for you. Our map feature and filters will help you narrow down your search.

After making your choice, go to the property page by clicking the ‘View rooms’ button. On the property page you’ll need to choose the dates you’ll be needing the accommodation for and the type of room you’d like to live in. After this you should click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will then call you and explain the next steps. After your chat with the booking consultant, we’ll then get your contract ready for you to sign. This whole service is completely free for you, so all you’ll have to pay is your rent and your deposit.

What are the different room types you offer in Manchester?

We offer three different types of rooms in Manchester. Do note however, that not all properties have all three room types available.

A Shared Room has two or more people sleeping in separate beds in the same room. Any additional living spaces like living room, kitchen and bathroom are shared with other rooms.

In a Private Room you have a private bedroom. Other facilities are shared with other students.

If you go for the Entire Place option, you will get a fully self-contained studio property. This means that all your living space as well as cooking and bathing facilities are only for you and you don’t have to share with anyone.

How do I pay my rent?

Once your contract is signed, we’ll give you all the details you need to pay the rent. You’ll pay directly to the landlord and won’t have to pay any fees to Student.com.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes, to secure your booking with your chosen property, you will be asked to pay a deposit. Your booking consultant will give you more information about this.

I’ll only stay in Manchester for a short while. Can I book short-term accommodation?

Some of the properties we list also offer short-term stays. Others do have their own fixed move-in and move-out dates that correspond with the academic calendar however. You can talk to one of our booking consultants if you require dates other than the typical academic year and we’ll find suitable options for you.

Can I live with a friend who will also be studying in Manchester?

Absolutely! Make sure you both book with Student.com and after submitting your application, log into your account and mention in your preferences that you’d like to live together. Make sure the person(s) you want to live with will do the same and list you as someone they want to live with.

Can you arrange a viewing of a property?

If you want a viewing and you’ll be in Manchester before your move-in date, that can be arranged. Many of the properties we list have excellent photos and videos on the property page though, so you’ll be able to get a good idea of what a property will look like even without seeing it for yourself.

My question was not answered here. Where can I find more information?

If you have any other questions, you can check our FAQ page or contact one of our booking consultants. They are always happy to help with any questions you might have!