Your ultimate guide to student housing in Huddersfield

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When it comes to fast-growing university towns in the UK, Huddersfield is right up there with the quickest.

Although Huddersfield is one of the country’s largest towns, it’s only reinvented itself as a student town since the late 1980s. Back then, the university was a polytechnic, but was granted uni status in 1992 and now has around 20,000 students across two campuses in the town.

The town’s nightlife has also grown along with its student population and many student properties are close to the university and the action after dark.

The university recommends student accommodation houses at Ashenhurst and Storthes Hall Park, but there is also plenty of private student accommodation in Huddersfield for when you move out of halls or if you simply prefer to do your own thing when you arrive.

The best areas to live as a Huddersfield student


Just a mile east of the town centre, Moldgreen is fast becoming a real hotspot for student living.

Expect to find large shared houses, often for six, seven or eight, making it an ideal place to seek out a rental with friends.


Located to the west of Huddersfield town centre, there are many student properties to choose from in this area of Huddersfield.

Large shared houses are complimented by flats in former industrial buildings.


It may be just a mile south of Huddersfield town centre, but Newsome gives students a taste of village life during their stay in the town.

With plenty of houses and some industrial conversions, Newsome is a great place to find student houses and flats to rent in Huddersfield as it near to the university and the town centre.

Town centre

Many students choose to start their Huddersfield student house search in the town centre and as well as great student houses to rent, there are also private purpose-built student blocks available.

Living in the town centre provides you with easy access to the university as well as Huddersfield’s lively nightlife.

Huddersfield student houses for rent

Student housing in Huddersfield is always in demand, especially when students leave halls, often at the end of their first year.

So, it does pay to do your research and move quickly when searching for Huddersfield student housing to rent.

However, there are some great properties available right now.

Student estate agents in Huddersfield

We’ve been letting brilliant student properties in Huddersfield for a decade now at Martin & Co.

We’re located in the heart of town on St Peters Street so pop in and grab one of the team for a chat about your next student rental property.

Alternatively, drop us a line via our website and we’ll get straight back to you.