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Student accommodation in Newcastle upon Tyne

If you’re looking for student accommodation in Newcastle, often known as ‘the smallest big city in the world,’ you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Student.com, we list dozens of different student houses in Newcastle. So whether you’re seeking private studio apartments or looking for a flatshare to share with other students, we have a lot of options for you to choose from.

Our helpful booking consultants are always happy to assist if you need any further information, so don’t hesitate to give us a call or talk to us via live chat on the bottom right corner of the page.

Newcastle at a glance

Situated in the North East of England lies one of the country’s most iconic cities. Newcastle Upon Tyne, more commonly known simply as Newcastle, is one of the UK's most iconic cosmopolitan cities, with a blend of industrial heritage, stunning Georgian architecture, vibrant culture and trendy nightlife.

The city has a huge historical heritage spanning from the Roman period to its time as an important industrial centre for coal mining, engineering and shipping during the 19th century. Despite maintaining its rich history, Newcastle has a modern feel. In fact, it’s seen as the modern heart of North East England.

Even with the modern touches, the city’s aptitude for engineering continues to this day, with award-winning structures such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the iconic Tyne Bridge as well as the famous Angel of the North sculpture. The Sage Gateshead concert venue is a great example of modern architecture in the city.

Lots of shopping options

From top high street brands at Eldon Square Shopping Centre to independent retailers in the High Bridge Quarter offering designer brands and independent boutiques, Newcastle is one of the best places in the UK for shopping - all in one compact, easy-to-navigate city.

The famous Geordie accent and friendliness

If you decide to study in Newcastle it will be impossible not to notice the distinctive local dialect. Whether you are on the Metro, dining in the restaurants, socialising in bars or venturing around the retail shops, you’ll hear the unmistakable Geordie accent everywhere. The unusual accent is a continuation of the language spoken by Anglo-Saxon settlers from as far back as the fifth century.

The Geordies are also known for their warm hospitality and are widely regarded as some of the friendliest people in the UK.

Newcastle is a great sports city

The city’s English Premier League football team, Newcastle United, is known for its dedicated and passionate fans. Each matchday is a big event in the city. The Toon Army, as the team’s fans are called, pack the stadium to the rafters as the club remains a pivotal part of the Geordie natives’ everyday lives. The club’s home is St James' Park, one of the biggest football stadiums in the UK. It’s located right at the heart of the city and continues to dominate the city’s horizon. Make sure to catch a game while you’re in Newcastle!

Newcastle is also home to the UK’s most successful basketball team, the Newcastle Eagles, who have won the British league championship a record seven times.

Every September the city hosts the Great North Run, the world’s largest half marathon and the largest running event in the UK. Over 50,000 runners take part every year. Take part or just go support the runners en-route - in any case it will be an unforgettable experience!

Student life in Newcastle

Newcastle is also called the ‘The 15-minute city’ because it's believed it can be walked in just 15 minutes. But the fact that Newcastle is a smaller city doesn’t mean it’s incapable of serving up moments of fun and enjoyment. With its vibrant culture, rich heritage, buzzing nightlife, iconic landmarks and great shopping, Newcastle packs a big punch.

Newcastle is full of fun things to do and unique places to visit, which makes it a popular student city. In fact, it was rated fifth in the UK for student life at the 2022 Whatuni Student Choice Awards.

Nightlife in Newcastle

The nightlife scene in Newcastle is among the best in the UK. This bustling city offers a wide variety of nightlife venues ranging from the fun and quirky to the more highbrow. Newcastle’s nightlife is actually so popular that it’s known to attract some of the world’s top celebrities. There's always something going on every night of the week. Popular venues include Digital, the glitzy Tup Tup Palace and bars at The Gate leisure complex.

The Bigg Market area, which put Newcastle on the map as one of the top party cities in the world, is the party central of the city where young revellers flock to in their thousands every weekend. The area has over 20 bars and pubs and is known for getting quite lively at night.

Newcastle’s longest-running underground club ‘The World Headquarters’, whose motto is ‘Uniting all communities,’ is a more buttoned-up and multicultural party experience.

To have fun in Newcastle, you don’t have to stay out until late though. With an eclectic line up of gigs at The Cluny and The Tyne Bar throughout the year, the Ouseburn Valley’s live music scene provides an earlier alternative. The thriving cultural hub of the Quayside (the banks of the River Tyne) also offers a more relaxed experience.

Festivals in Newcastle

Newcastle is home to some great festivals throughout the year, including Newcastle Poetry Festival, Mouth of the Tyne Festival and Tipping Point Live.

Whatever you’re into, it’s likely there’s a festival for that in Newcastle!

Universities in Newcastle

Newcastle is one of the world's best student cities, placing 42nd in the 2023 QS Best Student Cities ranking. The city's two prestigious universities - Newcastle University and Northumbria University - are both located close to each other and are featured in the QS World University Rankings list of the best universities in the world. Newcastle University is especially prestigious, coming in at #122 in the 2023 edition of the QS World University Ranking, with Northumbria University placing in the bracket of 651st-700th. Both have also been rated 5-star universities by QS.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation in Newcastle

How do I apply for student accommodation in Newcastle?

Applying for student accommodation in Newcastle Upon Tyne is easy if you’re doing it through Student.com. Our convenient filter feature and mapping function allow you to easily compare properties by price and find student housing in different areas of the city.

After you’ve found your ideal student accommodation in Newcastle, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page and see the different room options. Once you’ve chosen your preferred room type, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then be in touch to take you through the next steps, either giving you more information on the rooms or, if you’re ready to book, to take you through the next steps of the booking process.

What types of rooms do you offer?

We offer three different types of rooms on Student.com.

In a Shared Room, you’ll share your bedroom, bathroom and other living areas with at least one other person.

In a Private Room, you won’t have to share your bedroom, but depending on the property you might be sharing a bathroom with other students living in their own bedrooms. Additional living spaces like kitchen and communal areas will be shared.

If you book the Entire Place you won’t have to share anything. You’ll get a self-contained studio flat, where you’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and typically a small kitchenette with cooking facilities. The perfect option if you love having a personal space just for you!

Please note that all the properties we list won’t necessarily offer all three types of accommodation.

Are the properties furnished?

Most properties we list in Newcastle are fully furnished. This might not always be the case though, so make sure to check if this is the case in the property you’re interested in. If you’re unsure, our booking consultants are always available to give you more information on all the properties.

Is it safe to rent private student accommodation in Newcastle?

We have a very strict vetting process at Student.com. Your safety is a major priority for us, so we ensure that all the landlords we feature are trustworthy. Therefore, all the listed properties on our website are from trusted student accommodation providers.

Can I see the property before I move in?

Many of the properties we list in Newcastle have a great range of photos, videos and even virtual tours available on the property pages, so you’ll be able to easily get a good idea of what your new home will look like, even if you won’t see it before moving in.

However, if you’ll be in Newcastle before your move-in date and would prefer to see the place for yourself before making the final decision, this can be arranged as well. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will arrange a viewing of the property you’re interested in.

What is a guarantor and will I need one?

A guarantor is someone who signs your rental agreement with you. They essentially promise to pay your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. Most UK landlords will want you to have a guarantor.

A guarantor can be anyone, but it is usually a family member, such as a parent.