Accommodation Information

University Housing Private Housing

Most Erasmus+ students can be housed in University-owned accommodation.

However, please note that only students coming to study in Sheffield for a full academic year are guaranteed a place.

If you do not obtain a place in University housing or if you would prefer to find privately-owned housing, the Accommodation Office's private housing bureau, Smart Move Sheffield, can help.

You can visit their office when you arrive in Sheffield any time between 9:00 and 5:00, Monday to Friday.

Please take a look at their website to see what is available.

One semester contracts are available in University-owned housing.

It is possible to find 6 month housing contracts in the private sector.

To apply:

  1. You must first have your applicant number and MUSE account, which will be provided by email once your Erasmus+ application is approved and you have accepted your offer
  2. You must then consult the Accommodation Office web pages to choose your preferred accommodation
  3. You may then apply on-line before the deadline:
  • 31 July - Autumn arrivals
  • 01 December - Spring arrivals

Note also that Sheffield students advertise rooms in shared houses on the Smart Move Sheffield student message board and also on our Facebook page.

If you rent a room from another student, please be aware that the negotiation is between you and the student. The University cannot mediate in this type of arrangement.

Spring arrivals: You will not be able to begin your accommodation application until the beginning of November at the earliest.

Should you have any queries about University housing, please contact the Accommodation Office directly:

Email: accommodationoffice@sheffield.ac.uk

No Need to Worry!

Please don't worry about finding somewhere to live in Sheffield. Student accommodation is plentiful here and a great deal of help and advice is on offer from staff and students at the University.

You should not feel that you have to rush to sign a housing contract as soon as possible. There are many options available to you.

The most important thing, whichever option you choose, is to read your housing contract thoroughly before signing it. Please allow yourself enough time to do this so that you know exactly what you are agreeing to.