Huddersfield is a budget friendly option for being a student. Not only is it one of the friendliest towns, it also offers a low cost of living, including being the second cheapest in the UK for student rent*  



The average amount students pay for rent in Huddersfield is just £340 a month, compared to the UK average of £535 (or £865 in London!). 

Find out more about accommodation in Huddersfield.

Living Costs

Huddersfield is below average for total living costs, groceries, transport and household bills**.

The lower cost of living in Huddersfield means that you could have more money to spend on social activities and health and wellbeing, making your uni experience better. 

As well as tuition fees (you can read about those on our fees and finance page), you’ll need to think about the cost of food and groceries, materials for your course, travel and spending money for social activities. Don’t worry though, as a student, there are plenty of discounts available to you. 

Student Discounts

  • A 19-25 travel card gives you up to 44% off travel across Yorkshire, perfect for visits home or day trips. 
  • Treat yourself to beauty, fashion, and meals with the Totum Card
  • Focus on health and wellbeing with a discount on KAL membership – which gives you access to the ActiveHud gym and classes on campus and ten leisure centres in the local area. 
  • Some Huddersfield shops and cafes offer student discounts when you show them your Student ID. 
ActiveHud membership, Metro card and Totum student card

Earn while you learn

Make money while you study for your degree

Find out more about how to earn while you learn


Support for you

Got questions about student loans, funding or anything finance related? You can find out more information and book an appointment with our Student Finance Office.

2nd lowest average rent cost in the UK!

Comparison on UK rents based on Save the Student’s ‘The National Student Accommodation Survey 2023’ which surveyed 1,869 people in the UK between 1st December 2022 – 23rd January 2023. View the full table


UK average monthly rent £535


Position by rent cost lowest to highest University Average rent cost
1 / 148 Queen's University Belfast £289
2 / 148 Huddersfield £340
3 / 148 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) £363
4 / 148 Aberdeen £364
5 / 148 Staffordshire £383
6 / 148 Open University £390
36 / 148 Sheffield Hallam £500
49 / 148 Liverpool John Moores £516
69 / 148 Nottingham Trent £535
72 / 148 Northumbria £537
78 / 148 East Anglia £543
86 / 148 Leeds £551
143 / 148 Essex £760
144 / 148 Heriot-Watt £762
145 / 148 Queen Mary £775
146 / 148 Imperial College London £825
147 / 148 Oxford £837
148 / 148 UCL £865