University of Liverpool Accommodation

Sanctuary Students provides high quality, low cost student accommodation in Liverpool. Student housing designed to deliver the peace and security you need while studying away from home along with the affordability you need to see you through.

Liverpool is a city rich in maritime history and trade. It’s a city renowned for its friendliness, inclusiveness and welcoming attitude so it’s no wonder the University of Liverpool is so popular!

With amazing nightlife, music, culture, diversity, excellent shopping and lots of entertainment, Liverpool is a superb student city. With 4 universities and a college, there are a lot of students too!

Whether you’re looking for student accommodation for yourself or to share, we have the perfect selection for your needs.

If you’re studying at the University of Liverpool and need somewhere safe and well-maintained to stay, you’re in the right place!


About the University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is one of the original universities in England, founded back in 1881. It’s a mix of old and new, with 10 Nobel prize winners as former students.

It is also ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world and has forged a reputation built on solid teaching, excellent research and master’s programs. As universities go, the University of Liverpool is an excellent choice for many subjects.

It’s a large university with almost 30,000 students studying 230 degree courses across more than a hundred subjects. The university has a solid reputation in several of those including chemistry, computer science, engineering, archaeology, agriculture, veterinary and food science, architecture, clinical medicine and English.

The computer science and chemistry departments at the University of Liverpool are both ranked #1 in the UK!

Transport in and around Liverpool

Liverpool has a good public transport system. However you arrive and however you plan to get around, options are certainly not something you’re short of here.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport fly to destinations across the world and service airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair.

Liverpool Lime Street train station is a mainline station with intercity services to major cities around the UK. It’s an impressive building with frequent services to London, Leeds, Manchester and other major transport hubs.

You can even arrive in Liverpool by ship! The port handles cruise liners from across the globe and regular ferries from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Liverpool has excellent motorway links with the M62, M57 and M58 serving city traffic and connecting it with the rest of the country.

Buses are also plentiful with local buses run by Stagecoach Merseyside or Arriva North West. National Express and Megabus both offer services within the city and to other areas.


Student life at the University of Liverpool

Liverpool is a big city but not too big. Most central areas are walkable and there are buses and taxis for everywhere else.

The university is well positioned in the city and our student accommodation in Liverpool is within walking distance.

The wider city has six UNESCO World Heritage sites across the waterfront and the city centre is full of shopping, dining, entertainment, galleries, museums and things to see and do.

Liverpool Chinatown is one of the largest and oldest in Europe and offers amazing food and shopping. Canning, Albert Dock and Pier Head all offer more dining options, nightlight, culture and entertainment.

There are also parks and outside spaces to relax or hang out with friends when you’re not studying. Parks such as Otterspool Park, Sefton Park and Calderstones Park are all local favourites.

Liver building in Liverpool

University of Liverpool FAQs

Here are some of the most common questions asked about studying in Liverpool and at the University of Liverpool:

Liverpool has 4 universities, the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Hope University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Of those, the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University are the largest.

University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 of universities worldwide, which is the top 1%. The computer sciences and chemistry faculties are ranked the top in the country. Not only is the university prestigious, it also has a rich history and global reach which is why it’s so sought-after!

University of Liverpool is no harder to get into than other universities and easier than the ‘elite’ universities. It has an offer rate of over 77% so if you get the grades and apply, you stand a decent chance of being offered a place.

Liverpool is a large city so crime is an issue but there is no more danger here than other metropolitan areas. As long as you’re careful where you go, take practical precautions and stay away from outlying estates, you should be fine.

As you’re here for a while, you should try to see as much of the city as possible. We definitely recommend visiting Chinatown, 92 Degrees Coffee, Roxy Ball Rooms, Sefton Park and Spring City Trampoline Park though.

The cost of living in Liverpool is moderate. As your student accommodation in Liverpool is centrally located, there will be a premium for that. However, you’ll save money on transport and will never have to travel far for food, entertainment, to get to class or anything else you need, so other costs will be minimal.

University of Liverpool has around 19% international students so yes, it is a good university for international students. As student accommodation in Liverpool is affordable and well-positioned, many of the traditional challenges faced by international visitors are minimised, making it even more attractive.

Liverpool has a vibrant food and drink scene. Everything from relaxed cafes and bistros to fine dining is catered for. There are hundreds of cafes and casual dining establishments, lots of good pubs, bars, nightclubs, places for outdoor or al fresco dining and just about every cuisine possible has a presence here somewhere!

Local Areas: Liverpool | Liverpool City Centre

Local Rooms: Liverpool Student Studios | Liverpool Private Student Halls

Local Universities: Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) | University of Liverpool | Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)