Available housing for the academic year 2019/20 is now available to view on our dedicated student housing pages, please refer to the information below, and our student housing guidelines for an overview of what we offer.

As a HCA student (aged 18+), you have access to range of good quality, affordable accommodation within the vibrant and characterful city of Hereford.

Housing is available in halls of residence and in shared student housing through our network of accredited local landlords. Rents are very reasonable compared to other university towns: currently around £90 – £100 per week, often including utility bills.

Our Student Housing Service will support you in finding suitable properties. We provide an up to date property section on our website listing all available accommodation. We also have a dedicated web page offering guidance on how to choose a property and useful tips on what to think about before you sign a contract.

Halls of Residence

We have rooms available for our students in a halls of residence, opposite our College Road campus. These rooms offer convenient, affordable accommodation. Rooms in halls are normally allocated to first year students.

Shared Houses

The majority of our students live in privately rented houses that are owned by our approved list of student-friendly local landlords. Most houses are within easy walking distance of the campuses, close to the city centre. The rooms in these houses are exclusively for students in education, so you will have something in common with your new housemates.

Our landlords are all accredited under the Midlands Landlord Accreditation Scheme (or equivalent) and sign up to our college housing guidelines. Rest assured we also hold copies of the properties’ electrical and gas safety certificates.

“I enjoyed living in shared student housing. Moving into shared student housing gave me the chance to meet new people from other year group and courses, as well as being given the opportunity to make lifelong friends.” – Daniel, Final Year Student


Finding a Room

You can find details of available rooms to let on our website from the spring term onwards. We encourage you to arrange accommodation as soon as possible, starting by contacting some of the landlords to arrange viewings. Landlords’ details are available on our website with each advertised property.


Hereford is well-positioned with easy access to Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and Manchester. For more information about getting here, please take a look at our Find Us page.

Commuting to College

The railway station is about a 15 minute walk from College Road campus. Good rail links from Newport and Shrewsbury make commuting on either of these lines easy, with journey times coming in at under an hour.

There is also a regular service between Hereford and Worcester, via Malvern. There are bus routes from neighbouring towns and border counties and the city bus station is also about a 15 minute walk.

Some students drive by car to college, however with limited campus parking, we ask students to apply for a permit with a small annual cost. Permits are allocated based on the distance students are travelling to college each day.

By Train

Birmingham – 1 hour 30 minutes
Birmingham Airport – 2 hours
Bristol – 1 hour 45 minutes
Cardiff – 1 hour 5 minutes
London, Paddington 3 – 3 ½ hours
Heathrow Airport – 3 hours 30 minutes
Manchester – 2 hours 15 minutes
Manchester Airport – 2 hours 15 minutes

Student Housing Disclaimer

Hereford College of Arts does not own the properties advertised on its website. The College offers a brokerage service for students and landlords, so we place landlords and potential tenants in contact with one another; the contract is a private one between landlord and tenant and therefore not the liability of the college. Students need to be 18 years or over to use this service.

The contract a tenant signs with their landlord is a legally binding document, so it is very important to check everything before signing. Please read the guidelines for information on what to look out for before you make a commitment.

The housing provided by college approved landlords is of good quality and is part of a recognised accreditation scheme. Read through the guidelines to find out what to bear in mind when looking at housing and be particularly careful if you are looking at private housing not advertised through the college’s student housing service.

Housing Advice:

Email: housing@hca.ac.uk
Call:  +44 (0)1432 262132