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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics


The property market in Cambridge moves quickly, and,  as with other University towns, expensive and can be difficult to find. There is little point in looking more than a few months in advance, as most private accommodation will be available either immediately or within 3-4 weeks. It's difficult to find self-contained accommodation for less than 6 months.

A useful guide to rent private accommodation in Cambridge can be found here.

Please do contact Julia Blackwell for any advice or assistance.


Accommodation suitable for visiting students and interns

Link House Trust 

Link House Trust has been providing a link of hospitality, friendship and support to international post-graduate students for 30 years. It serves as a residential and social community, and a ‘home-away-from-home’, to help students connect to their new environment.

The Trust has three houses in total: a large Victorian terraced house and two smaller purpose-built houses, the last of which was completed in May 2010. In total, these properties have rooms to accommodate up to thirty residents. Link House is run by a Christian charity who "welcome those of all faiths and none".


Website providing searchable database of available student accommodation and described as "A leading services provider for the UK student accommodation sector, our focus on data and technology provides unrivalled insights into property investment in 46 locations across UK & Ireland"

University of Cambridge Accommodation Service

The Accommodation Service  help members of the University and of affiliated institutions find homes and settle into life in Cambridge. They  provide access to a wide range of accommodation.

To join the University accommodation waiting list and to view their directory of private accommodation, you will first need to tell them more about yourself and what you're looking for by registering with the service.

Prestige Student living

Brunswick House.  This is a new block of accommodation which is situated about a 20 bike ride from the CMS site

Commercial  - Serviced Apartments

Yourspace Apartments Cambridge 

Highly recommended by recent visitor to department, located on Chesterton Road so by the river, easy access to town and to the department. Cost is around £179.00 per night for 2 bed apartment with discounts depending on number of nights booked

Citystay UK Apartments (Warren Close)

Close to the railway station, which,  whilst not too close to the department the University bus (Universal) can be caught from the station directly to outside the Department and they have been  excellent at accommodating guests arriving outside normal hours.

Bells Apartments

Two self contained flats in a fully renovated Grade II listed building in central Cambridge.  Very convenient to the Department and easy walking distance into the City centre.


Shorter stays

Cambridge Tourist Information.  Listing of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses.