When should I begin my search for accommodation?

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Start searching for student housing as soon as you have been accepted onto your course of study. If you need to search for your own accommodation, you should be fine if you look for available properties from June to July, as term is finishing.

However, be aware that many eager undergraduates in their first year will start looking at private accommodation much earlier, meaning that a lot of the best housing closest to university campuses will be snapped up very quickly...so start looking as early as you can!

Many students looking for residential housing (independently managed) wait until the August or September before their course starts. However, the sooner you are able to look, the better chance you'll have of securing your ideal accommodation, and the more at ease you'll be about arriving in an unfamiliar country.