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Why invest in student accommodation? The increased demand and ever-improving market sentiment have seen 2020 get off to a great start for the student housing market, and it is expected to continue in this vein throughout the rest of the year and beyond. Purpose-built student accommodation is one of the UK’s premier asset classes in the buy-to-let market, with the UK student housing market currently worth £5.2 billion according to JLL, and it is expected to continue to grow.

The UK has seen a large influx of international students in recent years, with thousands hoping to pursue their desired courses at one of the numerous world-renowned UK universities. The total number of students, as of 2018/2019, is 2,383,970, including 485,645 international students in addition to those students whose home country is the UK.

Student Accommodation overview

Purpose Built Student Accommodation Market

The past decade has seen purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)...


UK Universities

The UK is home to over 130 universities and over 2 million students...


Student population

The massive increase in student population in recent years has resulted in an...


Buy-to-let market

There is absolutely no denying that the UK buy-to-let market is flourishing,...


Quick stats on Student Accommodation

650,500

There are currently an estimated 650,500 purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) beds in the UK. (JLL, 2019)


600,000

The UK government have set themselves a target of 600,000 international students in the UK by 2030, who will all need accommodation. (UK Government, 2019)


500,000

An estimated 500,000 full time students are predicted to enter the UK throughout the next decade. (JLL, 2020)


£5.2 billion

The UK student housing market is now valued at an estimated £5.2 billion and is expected to continue to grow at a very impressive rate. (JLL, 2020)


Keep up to date with the latest Student Accommodation news

Student Accommodation

Why invest in student accommodation? The increased demand and ever-improving market sentiment have seen 2020 get off to a great start for the student housing market, and it is expected to continue in this vein throughout the rest of the year and beyond. Purpose-built student accommodation is one of the UK’s premier asset classes in the buy-to-let market, with the UK student housing market currently worth £5.2 billion according to JLL, and it is expected to continue to grow.

The UK has seen a large influx of international students in recent years, with thousands hoping to pursue their desired courses at one of the numerous world-renowned UK universities. The total number of students, as of 2018/2019, is 2,383,970, including 485,645 international students in addition to those students whose home country is the UK.

Student Accommodation overview

Purpose Built Student Accommodation Market

The past decade has seen purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA)...


UK Universities

The UK is home to over 130 universities and over 2 million students...


Student population

The massive increase in student population in recent years has resulted in an...


Buy-to-let market

There is absolutely no denying that the UK buy-to-let market is flourishing,...


Quick stats on Student Accommodation

650,500

There are currently an estimated 650,500 purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) beds in the UK. (JLL, 2019)


600,000

The UK government have set themselves a target of 600,000 international students in the UK by 2030, who will all need accommodation. (UK Government, 2019)


500,000

An estimated 500,000 full time students are predicted to enter the UK throughout the next decade. (JLL, 2020)


£5.2 billion

The UK student housing market is now valued at an estimated £5.2 billion and is expected to continue to grow at a very impressive rate. (JLL, 2020)


Keep up to date with the latest Student Accommodation news