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Student Accommodation

  • Students who make Bradford their first choice are guaranteed a place at the Green, the on-campus student village, during the first year; however applications must be made by the specified deadline.
  • The Green is an eco-friendly student village, with buildings arranged around a central landscaped pond; rooms are available in apartments, and flats in townhouses. With high standards of sustainability as well as design, rooms cost very little to heat and light.
  • Living in the Green puts students right at the heart of university life with events run by the Green Ambassadors social scheme providing a welcoming and sociable environment for students living away from home for the first time.
  • Alternative accommodation is available in private halls, traditional student houses and flats close to the university. The Accommodation Services team and Unipol Student Homes can advise students about finding the right type of accommodation.

Accommodation Costs

University of Bradford

Number of university/college beds 2,989
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £2,430–£4,400
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,496–£3,484

Living Here

  • City Population: 522,452
  • Student Population: 13,195
  • Bradford is an industrial city in West Yorkshire. It is made up of a small city centre, surrounded by a collection of small districts, towns and villages, situated in the foothills of the Pennines.
  • Bradford is one of Europe’s most diverse and multicultural cities, while being at the same time traditionally English: it is well known for its love of cricket, fish and chips, and real ale.
  • The city campus of the University of Bradford is very close to the centre of Bradford, and the School of Management is set in parkland a couple of miles away from the city.

Getting Around

  • Bradford is easily accessible by car, just 8.6 miles west of Leeds and 16 miles northwest of Wakefield.
  • Bradford has a free city bus which travels around the city centre, with regular bus services to the University of Bradford. The West Yorkshire bus services means that it is also easy to travel to nearby cities such as Leeds, York and Manchester, and National Express coach services run to and from the city centre.
  • Railway stations at Bradford Forster Square and Bradford Interchange provide good links with the rest of the country.
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport is 6 miles north east of the city.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Bradford is well-known for its ethnic diversity and its numerous and nationally renowned curry houses, crowned the 'Curry Capital of Britain' in 2013. Festivals include the World Curry Festival, and the Bradford Mela, celebrating Asian arts and culture.
  • Bradford is the world’s first UNESCO City of Film due to the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of film through the city’s annual film festivals.
  • There are many pubs, clubs, museums and galleries, cinemas and restaurants in the city centre, and tea rooms in the towns of Ilkley and Haworth.
  • Spectators can watch Bradford City Football Club or Bradford Bulls Rugby Superleague who both play within 2 miles of the university campus. Yorkshire county cricket club is based at Headingley in Leeds, a short train journey away.