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Over 18 Accommodation

We provide a variety of accommodation for our students over the age of 18, including on and off site. Please note that all students over the age of 18 will live separately to our under 18 students.

Room choices

En Suite Halls

Coverdale: Single rooms with en suite bathrooms, offered on a catered and self-catered basis.

The block contains 63 single study bedrooms with en suite facilities. There are three rooms on the ground floor of each block specifically designed for students with disabilities and we do ask that you identify any support you may need on your application. There is a snack kitchen on each floor which has kettles, toasters, a fridge, a freezer and a microwave and a table and chairs. There is also a communal lounge on each floor with TV and sofas, an excellent place to relax and chat to friends. These rooms are offered on a catered and self-catered basis.

Standard Halls with Shared Facilities

Small Halls: Eskdale, Farndale, Iburndale, Glaisdale and Harewooddale: Single rooms with shared bathrooms, offered on a catered basis.

Each block contains 10 single study bedrooms with a wash hand basin in each room and shared bathroom facilities including showers, toilets and wash hand basins on the ground floor; there is also a separate toilet on the first floor. There is a snack kitchen which includes a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave and a table and chairs. These blocks can be used for over or under eighteen year olds and will be split depending on the number of applicants we have (over and under 18’s will always be accommodated separately).

Jervaulx: twinned rooms offered as either single or twinned occupancy with shared bathrooms, offered on a catered basis.

Each block contains 16 study bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities including showers, toilets and wash hand basins. There is a snack kitchen in each block which contains a fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster and microwave; there are also tables and chairs to eat at and sofas and a TV. These rooms are offered on a half board basis only. These blocks can be used for over or under eighteen year olds and will be split depending on the number of applicants we have (over and under 18’s will always be accommodated separately).

Main Building: Single rooms with shared bathrooms, catered or self-catering.

60 single study bedrooms spread over two floors, 20 of which are allocated as self-catering. All these rooms have shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The kitchens include a fridge, freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and cooker.

College Managed Houses (Self Catering)

In addition to our on-site accommodation, Askham Bryan College also offers a small number of managed houses within the city of York. These properties are owned by private landlords but with the overall tenancy held by the College and give students the chance to experience a more independent residential experience. Students in off site houses have a longer licence period and can remain in the property from September to July and they do not have to move out during the holidays.

Each property will be furnished and have a communal living area, fully equipped kitchen, fridge and cooker, individual bedrooms and shared bathroom/shower facilities. They are offered on a self catered basis with all bills included within the rent. These properties are not cleaned by the college and it is the responsibility of all students in the property to ensure the house is kept clean and tidy. Regular inspections will take place through the year and any problems will be brought to the attention of the occupants and we will expect them to resolve the issues identified. 


Catered accommodation is available with a choice of two weekly food packages, Option A or Option B.

Option A provides a food allowance of £37.50 and Option B provides a food allowance of £52.50.  The amount will automatically load onto your combined ID and food card every week but please be aware that any money not spent at the end of the year is nonrefundable so please make sure you spend it throughout the year.

Type of Accommodation Annual Fee including Option A Catering Package Annual Fee including Option B Catering Package

Annual Fee with Self Catering

(Over 18's only)

En-suite Halls (Coverdale) £5,270 £5,780 £3,995

Standard Halls

(Eskdale, Farndale, Iburndale, Glaisdale, Harewooddale and Jervaulx)

£4,607 £5,117 N/A
Standard Halls (Main Building) £4,607 £5,117 £3,332
College Managed Houses Various N/A N/A

Financial assistance is available for students that can help to pay some of the accommodation fees. This help is means tested and based on household income. For more information please follow this link:


At the point of applying for accommodation you must pay a £300 security bond. This fee is converted into the deposit which is used to pay for any damages, unpaid fees or losses incurred by Askham Bryan College during the occupation of the room. If you are a returning student who has previously paid a Bond, this will be carried over from the current year.

Your accommodation fee will then be split into 9 equal installments; the first installment will be due on or before 24th August 2018, keys will not be released unless payment has been made. This amount can be paid online (follow the link on the website), by card over the phone or by cash at the Finance Office, York. The remaining 8 installments can then be paid by Direct Debit from October to May. 

Ways to Pay

Students can pay the accommodation fee in one of two ways:

Total amount in advance


9 equal installments: First to be made before 24th August 2018 and remaining 8 installments then paid by Direct Debit from October to May.

By signing the accommodation agreement the student or parent / guardian/ guarantor undertakes to pay the published charges for accommodation, it is therefore important to read the terms and conditions of the agreement before signing it.  For those struggling to pay the full accommodation fee there are Residential Grants and Scholarships available which are assessed on a combination of household income and student ability, for details please see the Scholarships page or call Student Support Services on 01904 772201 and ask to speak to the Student Finance and Welfare Officer for more information.

Leaving Accommodation

If students withdraw from accommodation before the end of the academic year they will be required to give six weeks’ notice during which time rent remains payable. Notice must be given in writing to the Accommodation Office and keys must be returned at the end of the six week period if not before. If you are in receipt of a Residential Grant or Scholarship and decide to withdraw from accommodation, the grant will cease to be paid.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277