Exceptional student accommodation in Exeter city centre

Our student accommodation in Exeter comes as self-contained studios and private en-suite rooms in shared apartments. Students also get exclusive access to amazing facilities including on-site gyms as well as beautiful common areas and stylish study spaces. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best student accommodation in Exeter.

Exeter is a safe, student-friendly city with a vibrant, fun culture and relaxed atmosphere. Home to over 22,000 students, the award-winning Exeter University St Luke’s campus is just outside the city centre, with Streatham Campus located to the north-west of the city. The city is buzzing with cinemas, theatres and bars – making it the perfect place to set up home as a student.

When you’re ready for a study break, you have the best of the city on your doorstep. The city centre is just a short walk from your student flat, putting you at the heart of the best shops, bars and restaurants. The bustling centre can be easily explored on foot or bike, making it a vibrant and welcoming city for living and studying.

Our private student accommodation is ideal for studying at the University of Exeter offering a choice of four student apartments in and around the city with a range of room types from student studios to your own bedroom in a shared flat. Whatever you decide on, you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Exeter.

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Exeter University Accommodation

The University of Exeter is a top 15 UK university, with a particular focus on studies in science, business, humanities and art. Collegiate offers four Exeter University Accommodation options, each with slightly different offerings but all within walking distance of the university campus. The Neighbourhood (1.2 miles from campus) in the centre of Exeter next to the cathedral, Point Exe and Bonhay House (0.8 miles from campus) right by the station and King Edwards Studios (0.2 miles) a stones throw from the university campus.

Explore Exeter university accommodation – close to the university and vibrant city centre.

  • A great location – enjoy living within walking distance from The University of Exeter
  • On-site fitness suite – ideal for training for Exeter University sports clubs
  • Private cinema and seminar rooms to socialise with other Exeter University students
  • High speed broadband and Wi-Fi to help with your studies at The University of Exeter

Student Studios in Exeter

Find the perfect studio here in Exeter. Each studio is carefully designed for your comfort.

Just some of what’s included with our Point Exe, Neighbourhood, Bonhay House and Kind Edward studios:
Large desk space with desk chair
Double Bed
Wardrobe & shelving space
Wi-Fi available

FAQs: Student Accommodation in Exeter

How much does rent cost for students in Exeter?

Several factors decide the rent of student apartments in Exeter, including the type of accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price for accommodation in Exeter. Private student accommodation in Exeter usually costs between £136 to £280 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Exeter?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much do bills cost as a student in Exeter?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Exeter, all bills are included with your room (Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband) as well as access to the on-site laundry room and a regular schedule of social events. In addition, some Collegiate residences in Exeter also feature exclusive on-site facilities such as a private dining room, cosy cinema, gym, residents’ lounge and games area, study rooms and a karaoke room!

What are the best student areas in Exeter?

The town centre, with its vast array of shops, bars and clubs. For those seeking a more tranquil spot, Exeter’s quayside is just a short walk from the city centre, with stunning walks and scenery with a more relaxed vibe of cafes, bars, galleries and water sports. Check out our Exeter city guides here.

Can I view my student flat in Exeter before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in-person (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

King Edward Studios, Cowley Bridge Road
Only a 7-minute walk from the University of Exeter and a 15-minute walk away from the vibrant city centre, where you can find a variety of bars, pubs and restaurants to relax in.

Room types available:

> En-suite studios

Bonhay House, Bonhay Road
Just a stone’s throw away from the University of Exeter and the city centre itself, allowing you to easily access the best bars and discover lots of new opportunities right on your doorstep.

Room types available:

> En-suite rooms with single bed

> En-suite private studios with double bed

The Neighbourhood, Mary Arches Street
Everything you need, all safely under one roof. From big beautiful bedrooms and mega-fast broadband to a wealth of social and study spaces. As well as an on-site concierge to a fully loaded gym and exclusive residents events. You’ll be in the heart of Exeter and within easy reach of the university, railway station and the rest of the city.

Room types available:

> Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Studios private studios

> Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Club House private studios with increased floorspace

> Platinum and Silver Deluxe private studios

> Twin bedroom en-suite with shared kitchen area

Point Exe, Brunel Close
Well-situated for any student that is ready to experience the Exeter university lifestyle. The University of Exeter is within walking distance, as well as two of the city’s train stations nearby so you’re well connected to the rest of the country.

Room types available:

> En-suite rooms in shared apartments

> Private studios

What are the best ways to travel around Exeter?

Getting around in Exeter is easy because of the city’s compact size and good public transport options. There are plenty of car parks close to the main shops and attractions. It’s also easy to get a taxi, walk or cycle around the city. Go to TravelDevon for the most up to date information on getting around Exeter. 

What is there to do in Exeter?

Exeter is Devon’s iconic cathedral city and one of the busiest student hubs in the southwest of England, particularly for those with a keen interest in humanities. There’s plenty of attractions to see and things to do in Exeter.

Culture lovers

Exeter is home to a wealth of galleries, museums and attractions including the famed Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery and The Art Room. You can discover the best museums in Exeter and never be short of a cultural hotspot to visit.


Finding the best restaurants in Exeter is easy as the city has been voted one of the top places to eat out in the UK by Which Good Food Guide. There’s no end of historic cafes and tea shops, restaurants and bistros with great views and independent restaurants serving top quality Devon produce, as well as the city’s choice of markets and food festivals.


Exeter is in the heart of Devon, which means it is well placed with good transport links to explore the coast and countryside, so you don’t even need to worry about having your own car. Head to Dartmoor for walks with stunning views, awe-inspiring tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged wide-open spaces. Exeter is also close to South Devon’s beautiful beaches and fishing villages as well as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Sports fans

Exeter has plenty of professional football and rugby for you to enjoy. Spend a Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park watching Exeter City FC or if you prefer rugby, watch the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park. Being in the city centre also means you’ll always be able to find a local pub showing a variety of sports.

What are some interesting facts about Exeter?

The Exeter Guildhall is the oldest civic building in Britain, parts of the building date back as far as 1160.

Exeter was founded by the Romans, once called Isca and was the tribal capital of the Dumnoniorum.

In Medieval Britain, Exeter had man-made drinking water system that brought pure spring water into the city.

Discover even more interesting facts about Exeter.

What are some yearly highlights for students in Exeter?

Freshers Week

Freshers week in Exeter is a really fun and exciting time particularly for new students. There’s plenty of activities and campus events that will introduce you to all aspects of university life. This is your chance to get to know your surroundings, learn more about your course and find out about the many societies and sports on offer and to meet and make new friends.

Social events

The festival scene in Exeter has gotten bigger and better and now includes a host of events that take place throughout the year. Check out the Gone Wild festival with Bear Grylls or the Exeter Respect festival, or check out the huge choice of markets, particularly the Christmas Market that takes place at the beautiful Exeter Cathedral every year.


Graduating from university is an exciting time, and of course, signals the last stage of your university career. You can check in with your student’s union for any leaving events, but there’s plenty of ways for you to celebrate in Exeter, from a fancy dinner with friends to celebratory drinks at a beautiful bar. 

Which universities are local to Exeter?

With our choice of student accommodation in Exeter, you can enjoy the benefits of being close to the vibrant city centre and be perfectly placed for getting to the University of Exeter.

King Edward Studios is 1.7 miles from St Luke’s Campus 

Walk – 33 minutes*
Cycle – 10 minutes*
Bus – 18 minutes* (Stagecoach No. 5, 5C, 55, 155)
Car – 7 minutes*

King Edward Studios is 1.4 miles from Streatham Campus 

Walk – 14 minutes*
Cycle – 6 minutes*
Bus – 18 minutes* (Stagecoach University Shuttle)
Car – 5 minutes*

Bonhay House is 1.3 miles from St Luke’s Campus 

Walk – 28 minutes*
Cycle – 11 minutes*
Bus – 18 minutes* (Stagecoach University Shuttle)
Car – 7 minutes*

Bonhay House is 0.8 miles from Streatham Campus 

Walk – 21 minutes*
Cycle – 12 minutes*
Bus – 17 minutes* (First Kernow Discover Exeter service)
Car – 5 minutes*

The Neighbourhood is 1.4 miles from St Luke’s Campus 

Walk – 14 minutes*
Cycle – 6 minutes*
Bus – 18 minutes* (Stagecoach A, GRN, R services)
Car – 5 minutes*

The Neighbourhood is 1.4 miles from Streatham Campus 

Walk – 30 minutes*
Cycle – 12 minutes*
Bus – 27 minutes* (Country Bus NO. 359)
Car – 6 minutes*

Point Exe is 1.4 miles from St Luke’s Campus 

Walk – 30 minutes*
Cycle – 13 minutes*
Bus – 22 minutes* (Stagecoach No. H1 and H2)
Car – 9 minutes*

Point Exe is 1.2 miles from Streatham Campus 

Walk – 23 minutes*
Cycle – 12 minutes*
Bus – 19 minutes* (First Kernow Discover Exeter service)
Car – 6 minutes*


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