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    • sunnymole
    • By sunnymole 15th Sep 17, 10:27 AM
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    How much to rent a house near University of Cambridge
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    How much to rent a house near University of Cambridge 15th Sep 17 at 10:27 AM
    I will travel to UK for some months. Do yo know how much to rent a house near University of Cambridge?
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 15th Sep 17, 10:39 AM
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    www.rightmove.co.uk ....


    I mean come on! 1 bedroom, or 5? Garden? Driveway?


    How can anyone advise you based upon what you asked
    • sunnymole
    • By sunnymole 15th Sep 17, 10:44 AM
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    Thanks, I will visit the website you gave.
    • DaftyDuck
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    £1,500 for a two bedroom, £2,200 for a four bedroom, but sky's the limit for a good location or quality property.
    • sunnymole
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    a month? It is expensive for me. So I visit this website to save money.
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    a month? It is expensive for me. So I visit this website to save money.
    Originally posted by sunnymole
    That's quite standard for Cambridge.


    Really you need to rent a room in a house, or atleast houseshare with other students.


    Are you from the EU? If not your student visa will only allow 16 of work per week - which means realistically £128 per week at best.


    Presumably though you have a loan or savings?
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 15th Sep 17, 11:17 AM
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    £743:27. Defo...
    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 15th Sep 17, 11:30 AM
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    Have a look on SpareRoom.co.uk. As long as you don't mind sharing a house, a room in a shared house will be a lot cheaper than renting an entire property.
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    • sunnymole
    • By sunnymole 15th Sep 17, 11:41 AM
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    I Want to study there
    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 15th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    You want to study there or do you have a firm offer from a college?
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 15th Sep 17, 11:48 AM
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    I Want to study there
    Originally posted by sunnymole

    And you have been offered a place? Colleges would normally accommodate first year students (at least) and particularly overseas ones.
    • Winter Phoenix
    • By Winter Phoenix 15th Sep 17, 12:37 PM
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    It's almost impossible to rent a place 'near the University of Cambridge' as the university college sites are spread all over the city.

    For example, a flat or house near Girton College will be a long walk from Homerton College.

    And Cambridge is very, very expensive - even people in averagely-paid jobs cannot afford to rent or buy in the city.
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    • Bluebell1000
    • By Bluebell1000 15th Sep 17, 12:41 PM
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    Cherry Hinton used to be more reasonable, though it's been a while since I lived there.
    • LutonGirl
    • By LutonGirl 15th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    Prices in Cherry Hinton have crept up.

    A friend lives there in a 3 bed semi in a close that's half and half still council and houses bought from the council. One identical property in pretty much the same condition as my friend's house went for £385k recently.
    • DaftyDuck
    • By DaftyDuck 15th Sep 17, 1:24 PM
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    I suppose I must put my foot in it....

    Which of the Universities based in Cambridge? One is rather more selective than the other, although you can't just turn up at the door for either!

    (Not that it will make much difference to the rent )
    • sulphate
    • By sulphate 15th Sep 17, 1:39 PM
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    I grew up in Cambridge and still live there now (well.. in a village outside it, I can't afford to live in it). Yes it's expensive. My parents still live in the city centre. Prices obviously vary depending on the property but generally speaking within 3 miles of their house you're looking at around a starting price off £1000 for a whole house/apartment, most of those are 1 bedroom or studios. You're better off looking for a room in a house share - you could probably get one for between £500-£700.
    • streetlovin
    • By streetlovin 15th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    I know a guy at work who is renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Cambridge (Hills Road) for £900 a month, but that is very lucky.

    If you have a firm offer from one of the colleges, they will accomodate first year students. You are still looking at paying £100+ a week but it is still cheaper as it is mostly inclusive of all bills.

    I've lived in central Cambridge almost all my life and have always wondered how students can afford to study there even with student loans and all.
    Last edited by streetlovin; 15-09-2017 at 8:20 PM.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 15th Sep 17, 8:44 PM
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    Apart from those who get parents help, do students studying in Cambridge actually live in the City?

    I always assumed they would live further out near a train station with a short journey into Cambridge.

    I don't understand how anyone on a normal wage/student can afford to live in Cambridge itself.
    • Narkynewt
    • By Narkynewt 15th Sep 17, 9:48 PM
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    a month? It is expensive for me. So I visit this website to save money.
    Originally posted by sunnymole
    I don't wish to appear rude but if £1500 for a 2 bedroom apartment for weeks is expensive maybe you need to save up a bit more money?
    • Keep pedalling
    • By Keep pedalling 15th Sep 17, 10:33 PM
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    Apart from those who get parents help, do students studying in Cambridge actually live in the City?

    I always assumed they would live further out near a train station with a short journey into Cambridge.

    I don't understand how anyone on a normal wage/student can afford to live in Cambridge itself.
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    I do live in Cambridge, and can confirm prices are horrendous, As the OP is talking about months rather than years I suspect he / she is looking to study at one of the many language colleges we have in the town. Most of these places arrange accommodation with local families which will work out much cheaper than renting a place.
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