Student Accommodation in Bradford

Bradford is one of the largest cities in the UK, and one that welcomes students with open arms. With its multicultural influences, energetic spirit and historic venues, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in student life!

Being close to the action will help you make the most of your student life in this bustling city. And that’s where we come in.

We offer affordable student accommodation in Bradford, conveniently located only a few minutes’ walk from the University of Bradford and Bradford College, and just a short wander from the vibrant city centre. Our double en-suite bedrooms are fully equipped with everything you need to make the most of student living.

Check out our student flats in Bradford:

Wardley House

All inclusive bills
Common room with BT Sport
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite double bedrooms
24-hour maintenance

Little Horton Lane, Bradford, BD5 0AG

Wardley House offers student accommodation in Bradford. Our affordable student housing is situated in the heart of the city, minutes away from the University of Bradford and Bradford College. If you’re looking to live student life to the full, you’ll love Wardley House!

Our great value accommodation includes all bills, free contents insurance and free 250MB Wi-Fi included in the weekly rent. There are also a range of payment instalments available to suit you.

Find out more about and secure your room for only £1*.

From £80.50 p/w

By choosing to join our student community at Wardley House, you’re guaranteed to find a welcoming team, great facilities, all-inclusive bills and a jam-packed events calendar, so you can make friends and settle in quickly, with everything you need right on your doorstep.

Secure your room from just £1 today!*

Student life in Bradford FAQs

We’ve answered your most commonly asked questions about student life and student accommodation in Bradford!

With a lively and inclusive multicultural centre, and the fastest-growing population outside London, Bradford is a brilliant option for students. Last year it was named ‘Most Improved City’, and it’s currently bidding to become the UK City of Culture 2025 (and there’s also the small matter of being crowned Britain’s ‘Capital of Curry’ six years running…).

This enterprising West Yorkshire city has grown from a small market town to a boomtown of the industrial revolution, and the ‘wool capital’ of the world. It offers cheap accommodation, amazing shopping and a buzzing nightlife. Read on to find out more about why Bradford is a great home away from home for uni students from across the UK – and beyond!

Read our article for more information on the Student Cost of Living in Bradford.

Bradford is home to the University of Bradford and Bradford College, which is one of the biggest education providers in the region, providing everything from A Levels to Masters. The college has been centred around teaching for 185 years, while the main university celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016, and features in the UK Top 10 for a number of courses, including Forensic Science, Occupational Therapy, Optometry and Physiotherapy (Complete University Guide 2021). Both of these institutions are a stone’s throw from Wardley House – our student accommodation in Bradford.

The University of Bradford welcomed around 9,000 students in the 2018/2019 academic year. Bradford College is home to around 20,000 students, although not all of these are studying degrees, as the college also offers A Levels, vocational qualifications, community courses and apprenticeships. At our Bradford student halls, we house 290 students.

As one of the larger cities in the UK, Bradford does experience crime, but the levels are no higher than other major cities across the country. Small measures, such as avoiding walking home alone at night or choosing adequate locks for your bike, can greatly reduce the risk of vulnerability.

Popular student areas include the city centre, Great Horton and Frizinghall – but, if you want to be in the heart of the action, city centre student accommodation is the clear front-runner!

Our affordable student housing is situated in the heart of the city, minutes away from the University of Bradford and Bradford College. There’s plenty to do on your doorstep at Wardley House – check out our blog about 10 amazing spots that are only a 10-minute walk from our student flats in Bradford!

Read our article for more information on cheap Bradford student accommodation

Wardley House is the definition of affordable student living with rooms from only £65 a week. To make it a little easier, our double en-suite student rooms come with all bills included, free contents insurance and 250MB Wi-Fi! We also have a spacious common room on-site with BT Sport.

Unfortunately, we don’t currently offer car parking facilities with our student rooms, but we may be able to accommodate your car for a couple of hours during check-in using our contractor and staff car park – subject to availability. With plenty of public transport options a quick walk away, you won’t miss having a car – but if you do want to bring your vehicle, the nearest public car parks are on Sharpe Street and Burrow Street.

Bradford has two train stations and regular buses to a variety of destinations, such as the stunning Yorkshire Dales and the neighbouring cities of Leeds and Manchester. Read more in our Bradford City Guide.

The city centre is a short walk away, with many shops and takeaways to explore.

With 15% of University of Bradford students arriving from more than 130 different countries, Bradford is a great city to be an international student. Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re super proud of our community of students who are studying abroad, and we’re here to make your transition to student living as smooth as possible. There’s a very good overseas intake at all UK universities, and we’ll allocate you a room with fellow international students to help you settle into your new home.

We’re delighted to welcome students who are at all stages of their studies. If you’re a postgrad, we’ll allocate you a room with fellow Masters/PhD students, so you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people in the same position as you. We offer value for money and an easy setup (including all-inclusive bills and on-site cleaners), plus high-speed Wi-Fi, so you can focus on your studies.

Bradford undeniably wears Britain’s curry crown, having been named ‘Curry Capital’ six years in a row. The city is home to some of the finest Indian restaurants in the country – why not have a curry night once a week with your flatmates and discover what’s on offer? You could even visit Mumtaz, one of the most famous Indian restaurants in the UK. And the popular MyLahore restaurant is a hop, skip and a jump from Wardley House student digs.

What’s more – five minutes away from Wardley House, you can check out Centenary Square, a regenerated urban park, where you can grab a bite to eat or drink at Nando’s, Starbucks or the local ‘Spoons: The Turls Green.

Bradford has two shopping districts: The Kirkgate Centre and The Forster Square Retail Park. Both are filled with all your high-street needs, including Boots,TK Maxx and loads more. You’ll be guaranteed to find some great bargains. The Independent Quarter by North Parade offers a vibrant scene of bars, cafés and restaurants, plus an array of independent shops, and further out, there’s the Broadway shopping centre.

New Bradford nightlife venues are springing up all the time, and if you’re looking for a bar or eatery that’s a little bit different, look no further than Sunbridge Wells, an underground food and drink arcade situated in the restored historic tunnels under the city. And let’s not forget the famous ‘West End’ of Bradford – a cacophony of pubs, bars and nightclubs. Take your flatmates along and dance the night away!

But entertainment isn’t just about the nightlife, as there’s an array of museums, theatres and galleries to explore. Cineworld and a Hollywood Bowl bowling arcade are within easy walking distance, while The Alhambra Theatre hosts a fantastic range of performances from musicals and ballets to comedy nights. The National Media Museum is located right next to our student accommodation in Bradford, and is home to historical media collections, traditional and interactive galleries, exhibitions, an IMAX cinema, The Pictureville Bar and the Intermission Café.

Although there’s plenty to do on your doorstep at Wardley House, there's so much to see when you venture further afield in Bradford. There’s the Bradford Industrial Museum, the main art gallery in Lister Park and the historic Wool Exchange, which now houses one of the UK’s most famous Waterstones stores (plus an ale house!).


We hope the above information has told you everything you need to know about student life in Bradford, and why our student accommodation offers an affordable, well-positioned and welcoming option.

You can find out even more in our handy Bradford City Guide, and read on to find out why at Sanctuary Students, we offer you more than just a room!

Local Universities: University of Bradford

Local Accommodation: Wardley House

Living with Sanctuary Students

With Sanctuary Students you’re guaranteed to find a friendly, welcoming team, well-maintained facilities and a great range of social opportunities to help you make friends and settle in quickly in our student accommodation in Bradford.

We’re an accredited provider of accommodation, so you can trust we’re delivering a professional service. But Sanctuary Students isn’t just a ‘safe bet’ – we go above and beyond to offer you much more than a place to sleep. We give our students extra help and support, whether that’s by putting money in your pocket through StudentBeans discounts, or providing confidential care through our student advice line with Health Assured.

Check out our More than just a room page for further information!

Our teams have a wealth of knowledge about the local areas, and will tell you everything you need to know about this popular student city, from the best way to get to university to their favourite takeaway. Settling into your Bradford student digs will be a breeze!

You’ll be living with almost 300 other students in blocks of three, four or five, giving you the perfect opportunity to meet new people from day one. Did we mention that the lounge in your flat comes with a leather sofa and a flat-screen TV?

At our student properties in Bradford, we offer all-inclusive bills (including electricity, water and heating), free contents insurance, on-site laundry, security, maintenance and 250MB Wi-Fi. The building-wide Wi-Fi and ethernet broadband service offer you a reliable and secure internet connection suitable for all your study and personal needs.

We specialise in delivering quality student accommodation in a safe and supportive living environment. We have 24-hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV. You’ll also receive round-the-clock support from our maintenance teams to make sure everything runs smoothly.


The broadband service is provided by Glide, a leading provider of managed internet services to student accommodation.


*£1 is advance rent and will be deducted from your total rent amount.