Student accommodation in Plymouth
We have some great student accommodation options available in Plymouth. We list expertly picked properties across the city, so whether you’re looking for shared student flats or a fully private studio apartment, you can definitely find it at Student.com. Explore the map to see what properties are located close to your university or in the part of Plymouth you would like to live in. All of our listed properties are within walking distance of Plymouth University.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! Just give us a call or message us on live chat and our booking consultants will be happy to help.
Get to know Plymouth
Plymouth, known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, is one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities, with many things to explore. There’s something for every traveller to experience in this historic city.
Plymouth's extensive past dates as far back as the Bronze Age, when the first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton founded in the ninth century, in what is now known as Plymouth. During the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth also served as the centre of commercial shipping, handling imports and passengers to and from the Americas ever since the Mayflower Pilgrims departed for the New World in 1620.
Things to do in Plymouth
Rich maritime history, splendid food, great shops and a breathtaking coastal backdrop set the scene for your student adventure in Plymouth.
Start off on a walk on the lawns of Plymouth Hoe and take in far reaching views across Plymouth Sound, the magnificent coastal bay. Then head up Smeaton’s Tower and the views become even more spectacular.
Get a feel for Plymouth’s maritime and military history at the 17th century Royal Citadel. Here you can stand on the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers famously set out for North America in 1620 at the Mayflower Steps.
Culture, shopping and great food
Enjoy a world-class show in the Theatre Royal Plymouth, and a wealth of waterside activities amongst the city’s oldest buildings in The Barbican.
For two different shopping experiences you can start off with high street stores in Drake Circus shopping centre before strolling to the quirky shops in the Independent Quarter. For an evening of live music or comedy check out what’s on at Plymouth Pavilions.
End your exploration with a good meal by mingling with locals over coffee and breakfast in Monty’s Café. Rockfish is quite possibly the best place for the famous fish and chips!
Student life in Plymouth
Plymouth is unique in offering a rich geographical setting. You can spend your days as a student in Plymouth discovering its rich naval heritage and exploring the magical South West peninsula of England.
When you fancy a trip out of Plymouth, you can explore the magnificent Devonshire and Cornish countryside that surrounds you. Discover idyllic villages and historical towns set between the stunning beaches and coves of these intricate coastlines. This is truly a magical corner of Britain, so you won’t have any problems coming up with things to do when you’re not in class or studying in a library.
Where to study in Plymouth
The University of Plymouth is a high-quality university. It provides a world-class education to over 20,000 students and has a thriving international community of 3,000 students from over 100 countries! It was ranked as one of the best 700 universities in the world by QS in their 2023 World University Rankings.
Frequently asked questions about student housing in Plymouth
How do I apply for a student flat on Student.com?
The application process is simple and easy. Have a look at the properties listed on this page to find the best student housing that suit your needs. Have a think about just what your preferences are - whether that’s being close to shopping facilities and nightlife or if you desire a property at a lower or higher price range.
Once you’ve narrowed it down to your favourite property, go to the property page by clicking on ‘View rooms’. On the property page you need to choose your room and then click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our expert booking consultants will then call you (at zero cost) to guide you through the next steps.
We will guide you through the entire process, discuss your options and talk through any questions and issues you may have. When you find the perfect place for you, all you need to do is sign your contract, pay the deposit and the room is yours!
What are the different room types you offer?
There are two different room types on offer in the city of Plymouth.
1. A Private Room in which you have a private bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property and the room you choose, the bathroom may be either shared or private. Other facilities are shared with other students.
2. The Entire Place, in which you get a fully self-contained studio flat. Therefore, your bedroom and all other facilities in the apartment are just for you - this room type will set you up for ultimate privacy.
Can you arrange a viewing for me?
Many of the flats we list in Plymouth have very good photos and videos that you can view on the property pages, so even if you can’t see the place for yourself, you’ll be able to get a very good idea of what your new student home will look like.
However, if you feel more comfortable seeing the place before booking it, and you can get to Plymouth before your move-in date, we can arrange a viewing for you. Just give us a call and one of our booking consultants will set it up.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. To secure your booking you’ll need to pay the landlord a deposit. Your booking consultant will provide more information on this when you are finalising the booking.
How do I pay my rent?
The rent is paid directly to the landlord, you don’t have to pay anything to Student.com. We will provide you with all the needed payment details once you’ve signed the contract and finalised the booking. The standard rent payment is made via bank transfer or with a credit or debit card.
Are the flats fully furnished?
Most of the student accommodation we list in Plymouth is rented fully furnished. We do also list some properties that are not furnished though. You can check the property page to see if the place you’re interested in is rented fully furnished or not.