Student Accommodation In Nottingham

Student Accommodation in Nottingham

Nottingham is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It’s also home to two of the UK’s top universities: the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

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Whether you are a UK resident or an international student, Nottingham has a range of different student housing options available for you – from traditional halls of residence, private apartments, or house shares, you are guaranteed to find a solution that meets your needs.

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Depending on the amenities you are looking for, there are a number of different student accommodations you can choose from.

  • Halls of residence: Halls of residence are typically the most affordable option. They offer a variety of facilities, such as laundry, study spaces, and 24-hour security. Bills are included.
  • Private halls: Private apartments offer more privacy and independence than halls of residence. They can be more expensive, but they also offer more flexibility and amenities. Bills are generally included as well as a range of amenities such as gyms, air conditioning, study halls and community events.
  • Houses: Houses are a great option for students who want to live with friends or family. They can be more affordable than private apartments, but they do not offer the same range of amenities and bills are generally not included.

What other students have to say about accommodations in Nottingham

07:11 18 May 24
What a fantastic place. Excellent facilities and the staff are great. Very good value for money. My daughter loves it !
Alexander ShittuAlexander Shittu
22:06 10 May 24
Nice social gathering point at the top of the building... they have pool, table tennis, PS5. And a giant TV for your movies. They have in house laundrette, and the rooms are AI powered. Also, great view from the top floor
Bilborough CollegeBilborough College
18:11 18 Apr 24
Aasa is always really friendly and welcoming which is making my stay even more pleasant. I also heard she plans most of my favourite events. Thank you Aasa
Raquel MartínezRaquel Martínez
12:35 05 Mar 24
I booked a room for a short-term stay at The Vantage but, in the end, I could not go for problems with my VISA application. Although I can not give an opinion about the facilities, the customer service and the staff are really helpful and exceptional. I think they are a reliable company and I highly recommend it.
Vishnu MenonVishnu Menon
12:28 22 Feb 24
The place is good the services are on point and the rooms are pretty nice with a great view
12:41 13 Feb 24
The vantage has been very good to me in my final year of uni. They are constantly finding ways to provide the students with various activities for us to join throughout the year and take into consideration the diversity that we have in the building by celebrating cultural events too. I decided to attend the ice hockey varsity that I would usually have to pay for however the accommodation gives it to you for free, they ensured to keep me in the loop for the event at all times and made it’s a joyous experience. Thanks both Ollie and Aasa for taking the time out of your day to make this possible for us especially Aasa who showed her fiery spirit for the Trent Army. I will definitely be doing joining in for more events!Many thanks, Omari 😎
Beau LellaBeau Lella
19:11 30 Jan 24
Experience here has been amazing. The team here are all so friendly and helpful, especially Olly, who always is super friendly and makes everyone smile.
Eunice KassandaEunice Kassanda
13:15 23 Jan 24
Absolutely love staying at the vantage, the staff are great help and always down for a chat. My parcels are always ready when Aasa is there and she’s great help as always. Ollie has been so nice and made my experience in this place so accommodating ! you can never pass on the free pancakes hahah! The vantage is absolutely lovely and highly recommended as a student here! really friendly staff and great amenities! will definitely be here next year 🙂
Rajat GoyalRajat Goyal
23:07 24 Dec 23
Stayed here for 3 semesters. Place is well equipped with all modern fittings in it. Well maintained and common spaces not only look good but are functional. Only accommodation which comes with an ac. The managing team is very kind and lovely.
Binnie NaittaBinnie Naitta
17:18 10 Nov 23
Moving into this place has been so easy, staff members have been so helpful. Ollie especially made the process very easy and always answered questions when needed help! Staff at the desk are very polite and helpful. And couldn’t have asked for a more smooth move in process! Accommodation is also lovely!
Sissi LiuSissi Liu
16:27 02 Nov 23
It’s a quite nice place to live! Beautiful view looking out from the windows. Also conveniently reach the train station and bus stops. I think I will enjoy the school year here 🙂
Kafi KanKafi Kan
21:53 23 Oct 23
I currently have the pleasure of staying at the vantage & it has been a glorious experience so far .. I’m an international student and the thought of finding a place that suited me that was both sociable and secure was extremely daunting .. From the moment I arrived here however I am positive that I’ve made the right choice.The accommodation is nothing short of remarkable and is what I’d consider every students dream .. the rooms & toilets are all separate with walls thick enough that you can’t hear your neighbours even when they blast music .. the social amenities need to be seen to be believed . They have a gym and their sky lounge incorporates a number of facilities ranging from Table tennis , mini golf , pool table , large screen TV & playstation 5 console .The staff are also extremely hospitable .. special shout-out to Oliver, Joe , Meg & Aasa .. they are all so welcoming I couldn’t pick one over the other .. they are always happy to help with any request or challenges that you might have .. they also go above and beyond to organise social events so as to better integrate students and make it easier for you to make friends.So far my experience has far exceeded my expectations .. The combination of the fairly spacious rooms, the ideal location (literally right next to the train station & everything else ), it’s affordability in comparison to the other students accommodations that provide far less than I mentioned above ensuring great value for money & the lovely & welcoming staff will make for a truly memorable stay .I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for a superb experience.
19:39 17 Oct 23
I'm getting out of here I can't see The vantage anymore the vantage nottingham looks like a lovely home. And I fell in love with this dorm I know that it can't come true, so I'm going to rip my heart that loves the vantage loves students, please cherish the vantage. But be careful If you fall in love like me to death, you'll experience heart-breaking pain I only shed tears because I knew I couldn't achieve it with the place. You're going to sink into that pool.This was joke. But my love for the vantage is sincere. I love this place. Many market is close with the university of Nottingham. It's a pity that I can't write better because my English is not good enough. I was afraid of living in a dormitory after coming from Korea to Engla, but I was able to adapt so quickly to this place and now I am as comfortable as home! Finally, I can strongly recommend the Vantage Nottingham to anyone who sees this!Love ya ! Ollie thank you always~~
Mias ClootsMias Cloots
08:59 23 Sep 23
The vantage is the best place for an exchange student. I've been here for 2 weeks now and I already love this place! The people here are so nice and Ollie makes you feel like this is your home! + my flat mates are so amazing. I am happy that I chose this accommodation!
Nimita MalhotraNimita Malhotra
22:39 11 Sep 23
I’m glad to have come across a great management! The team is very accommodating and gracious. The Vantage as a property is very charming and looks promising. I have been offered generous help from Oliver! It has reaffirmed my choice to move into The Vantage!
Arzoo ArshadArzoo Arshad
18:46 09 Sep 23
Ollie went above and beyond during my visit. His help was nothing short of exceptional. He helped make the booking process seamless and I was even able to get everything sorted within the hour. I highly recommend The Vantage for their exceptional amenities and top-tier customer service.
18:09 08 Sep 23
The Vantage is really a good place to live. I have lived here for one year, and the living experience is excellent. Firstly, the environment and facilities here are really nice, the room is pretty and the air conditioner is available every day. And the staff here is so so so nice. Ollie and Simon who are part of The Vantage team, they are super friendly and helpful, and they have helped me a lot when I lived here. Whenever I met a maintenance issue, they helped me to sort it out quickly. I am so glad that I chose to live in The vantage.
Filipa AlziraFilipa Alzira
12:04 06 Sep 23
Excellent customer service! The staff is excellent replying to emails a big shoutout to Olly hazel who smoothly supported all my queries in terms of finding a short term accommodation which is now very hard with this rental crisis! If you are an overseas student moving to Nottingham just like I'd would highly recommend you to live here, is quite diverse as well!
Kate GonslavesKate Gonslaves
16:16 07 Jul 23
The accommodations really pretty and whenever there’s a maintenance issue the staff sort it out super quick. Ollie and Simon are part of this team and are super helpful. The vantage team plans loads of activities and game nights for the accommodation.
Krupa KothariKrupa Kothari
18:53 09 May 23
I am new in UK, thus I found the staff very helpful and supportive. Furthermore, they have many things for us such as gym, sky lounge, game area which consists of 8ball pool and TT along with a cinema room. Thus, I enjoy staying here and made many new friends!!
nurta mohamednurta mohamed
22:18 02 May 23
"I recently moved into this apartment complex and I am so impressed with the quality of the apartments and the amenities that are available. The apartment is spacious and well-maintained, with modern appliances and plenty of storage space. The complex itself is beautifully landscaped and has a great leisure and fitness center, which I use regularly. The location is also fantastic, with easy access to public transportation and a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The staff is friendly and responsive, and they have made the move-in process a breeze. Overall, I am extremely happy with my decision to live here and would highly recommend this complex to anyone looking for a great place to call home."
Fahma MohamedFahma Mohamed
21:44 26 Apr 23
Very beautiful comfortable and amazing place .The most thing I love about the place is the sky lounge because they provide us with varieties of games and the fascinating thing is they stream football matches for us which is so so WOW
Tobi GeorgeTobi George
16:58 11 Nov 22
This is the only review of The Vantage you'd ever need. I am a student residing here and this is my honest review.Pros:1. The Vantage is situated in a prime location. Very close to the city centre, shopping malls nearby, Starbucks, there's a tram stop nearby that easily gets you to UoN and NTU and really anywhere in Nottingham.2. The management is good! Subu, Clinton, Tash and Emily are super kind and amazing. They're the team managing the property during my stay. I hope you meet them during yours.PS: Make friends with Clinton, he has all the freebies and food!3. The building is so pretty and you never feel alone. There are so many events they organize in the building: games, movies, breakfast, you'd meet so many people and make good friends.4. I especially recommend this place to international student, I am one myself and the diversity here is really good. They also have very flexible payment plans which has been super helpful for me.Cons:1. You live with students, young adults essentially so expect a lot of noise even at night.2. If you don't get a studio, you're going to share kitchen and you just might get some flatmates who don't like to take out the trash like mine, lol. The building has cleaners tho so it is really never that bad. I hope you get good flatmates, if you can move in with your friends, perfect!3. The rooms are quite pricey, but believe me, the price is worth it. You get good value for your money!I hope this was helpful. Cheers!
Sindhu MukkamalaSindhu Mukkamala
09:17 09 Nov 22
I am glad I chose The vantage as my accommodation. Though it's a little away from my University it's very close to the city center. Specialty about the accommodation is the wide range of amenities they offer. The sky lounge is exceptional - the sky lounge has games, a TV room and a private dining room. They have study rooms and a lot of common space for you to relax. We can book any of these spaces from the app and host events or do a meeting in the study rooms. Apart from this they organize a lot of events and parties. Breakfast mornings are my fav!
jiani wangjiani wang
14:23 25 Apr 22
I am the resident of this apartment. Generally speaking, it is quite good. I have lived here for a few months, and I feel that there are a lot of activities. And since it's a new apartment, it did have some imperfections at the beginning, but it's getting better and better recently. It's easy to get to prak campus because of transportation, and because the apartment facilities are new, it's comfortable to live in. Thanks for the football tickets from the apartment. I hope there will be more activities in the future
Matthew CraigMatthew Craig
13:42 24 Nov 21
Staff and building are quality, sky lounge is great as it has pool and game consoles.Good amount of studying space on the ground floor with 2 quiet rooms.Rooms are standard but the kitchens are of very high quality.Also the air con in the room is used everyday.No negatives towards the staff, only reason not 5 star is because the building wasn’t complete in time for my arrival, the kitchen could do with a tv and a sofa (more sociable) and the laundry room either needs to be bigger or machines need to be fixed.

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Student Accommodation in Nottingham FAQs

When should you start looking for student accommodation in Nottingham?

You should start looking for student accommodation in Nottingham as soon as possible to ensure you find and are able to secure the one that fits your needs and budget. Although availability can still be found late in the year most accommodations work on a tiered pricing system that means the later you book the more expensive the rent. 

If you’re looking for a studio be sure to act fast as they are very popular with international students and often sell out by February.  

What should you keep in mind when selecting student accommodation in Nottingham?

You will be spending a good portion of your time in your student accommodation and the choice you make can impact your overall student experience. This decision isn’t merely about finding a place to sleep, it’s about creating a supportive environment that will support your academic and social goals.. With a number of options available, here are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. Location, Location, Location: The location of your student accommodation in Nottingham will influence your daily routine. You should consider how easily you can get to and from university, as well as whether you can easily reach libraries, shops, train stations, etc. For example, the Vantage is a five-minute walk away from the train/tram station, instantly connecting you to city life. Good location can save you time, money and significantly improve your quality of life, allowing you to focus on the things that really matter.
  2. Amenities that enhance life: Modern student accommodations often come with a variety of amenities designed to enhance your living experience. At The Vantage These might include fitness centres, communal spaces for studying and socialising, laundry facilities, and even outdoor spaces. These extras can contribute to a balanced and fulfilling student life.
  3. Budgeting for bills: Beyond the base rent, it’s essential to factor in additional costs like utility bills, wi-fi, and cleaning to name a few. Understanding the full cost of living in a particular accommodation is crucial for budgeting effectively and avoiding any financial surprises down the line.
  4. Look at value, not just cost: While cost is an important consideration, remember that value is equally significant. A slightly higher rent might be justified by the proximity to campus, the quality of amenities, or the overall comfort of the living space. Finding the right balance between cost and value can lead to a more satisfying living arrangement.

How much is rent as a student in Nottingham?

Student rent in Nottingham will largely depend on the type of accommodation you have chosen. However, don’t forget to include all of your other living costs when calculating your weekly/monthly living costs. It’s easy for hidden costs that you didn’t factor in to quickly ramp up.

  • Student Halls starting from approximately:  £140 per week depending on the quality of the Halls and the extras they offer. It’s also worth checking the age of the property and if all rooms are Ensuite, many halls will keep quiet about making you share bathrooms or be very old and tired buildings which won’t come across in their website images. If in doubt check the google reviews for the building.
  • Private accommodation starting from approximately: £150 per week. Private accommodation providers often build halls especially for students. This means they offer a much better social life as well as all the amenities you could think of in a convenient bundle. The Vantage by Future Generation for example runs social events all year round, has air conditioning, Samsung equipment in your kitchen and a 43” Samsung tv included in the room along with a state of the art Gym, a cinema room and private study areas. Moreover, The Vantage is just 2 years old (built September 2021) and every room has a private bathroom. Being new and purpose built for students means the Vantage’s residents also benefit from Internet speed of up to 1GBPS, Air conditioning and in room Smart Tv’s that have built in Chromecasts.
  • Private House starting from approximately: £140-£200 per week. Utility bills, Internet contracts, Gym membership are not included. White goods, items like kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge freezer are not always guaranteed.

Do students need to pay council tax when renting in Nottingham?

Council Tax is payable on every property unless it is exempt from paying it for some reason. Some students may have to pay Council Tax, but most will not.

The student council tax exemption counts as long as you’re in full-time education. This means that full-time students don’t have to pay any council tax when renting throughout the year, or even during the summer (apart from the summer at the end of your final year – where you’ll no longer be in full time education).

What is the cost of living for a student in Nottingham?

Depending on what options you choose, your student accommodation cost will cover some of your costs. For example, at The Vantage you pay a one off fee that covers all of your gas, electricity, internet and water bills. 

If you are living in a rented accommodation you should should budget for the following: (note these are just approximations and you will need to check with your providers)

  • Gas and electricity: £50-£350 per week
  • Internet: £25 – £65 per week
  • Travel: £20-£50 per week
  • Cleaning: £20-60 per month

About Studying in Nottingham

Is it easy to get around in Nottingham as a student?

Nottingham has a great public transport system and every university is easily connected to the main stations of the city. If you are living at The Vantage, you can easily walk to your university, city centre and main train station.

Is Nottingham a nice place to live?

Nottingham is an ideal city for students. Not only is it home to two top-tier universities, but its vibrant city centre also provides plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants, and shops so students always find something exciting going on!

Nottingham also boasts a rich history and culture with Museums, galleries and theatres for students to enjoy. If sports is more your passion, Nottingham has multiple sporting teams including Nottingham Forest Football Club, Nottingham Rugby Club and Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team – each one worth exploring!

For more information on our students’ experiences living and studying in Nottingham, check out or Nottingham Student Guide.