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Bowsden Court

Located in the vibrant suburb of South Gosforth and well connected with the Metro system and by bus, Bowsden Court is located two miles from campus and is surrounded by handy shops and places to eat. Prices start from £107.94 per week.

Accommodation for

  • Couples and Families
  • Postgraduate

Room type

  • En Suite
  • Standard (shared bathroom)


  • Self-catered

Contract length

  • 40 weeks
  • 49 weeks

Price range (Per week)
£107.94 to £187.25


Bowsden Court is one of our University-owned residences, in the popular suburb of South Gosforth.

Four different accommodation types are on offer here - standard rooms (postgraduate), en-suite rooms (postgraduate), two-bedroom flats (for couples and families), and three-bedroom flats (for families). It's the ideal spot for postgraduates, couples and families looking for a welcoming home-from-home on a budget. 


Bowsden Court is located only two miles from campus and is easily accessible via public transport links. South Gosforth Metro Station is a short walk away, with Metro trains every five minutes (daytime only) into Newcastle city centre. The surrounding areas of Gosforth and Jesmond are student hotspots, popular for the many shops, bars and restaurants on offer. You’ll be close to green space too, with beautiful Jesmond Dene and its famous waterfall only one stop away on the metro. 


Bowsden Court
South Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: + 44 (0) 191 213 5664 

Reception opening times:

Reception doors are open Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 12.00.

‌Key points and facilities

Bowsden Court provides a range of different room options based on your needs. There are standard rooms, rooms for couples, and family flats available. Amenities include an on-site laundrette, bike storage, and free car parking (subject to availability). 

The accommodation at Bowsden Court is spread over two to four floors and accessible by stairs only. Your safety is our top priority – Estates Security Officers patrol our accommodation for your peace of mind. 



TV licence is included in en suite flats only

If you bring your own TV or watch using a personal electronic device, you will need to purchase your own licence.

Accommodation fees

Postgraduate students in a single-study bedroom

The contract is a fixed term period of 49 weeks and covers the duration of the academic year. Rents are charged per night. If your contract differs to the fixed term period (i.e. earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges. 

University accommodation fees for postgraduate rooms include heating, electricity and water charges, free personal possessions insurance via Cover 4 Insurance, and WiFi. 

Couples and families 

The contract is a fixed term period of 40 weeks. Rents are charged per week. If your contract differs to the fixed term period (i.e. earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges. 

University accommodation fees for Bowsden Court family flats do not include utility bills. WiFi is free, and we also provide personal possessions insurance via Cover 4 Insurance. 

Useful Information for Students with Families

Utility bills are not included in the rent for family and couple accommodation

Take a virtual tour of Bowsden Court

Postgraduate standard rooms/couples/families

Postgraduate en-suite rooms

Public transport information

By Metro 

South Gosforth Metro station is a short walk away on Station Road. 

There are Metro trains every five minutes during the day into Newcastle city centre, taking between 10 and 15 minutes to get there. For metro times refer to the Nexus website. 

By Bus 

The area is well served by bus services from Station Road to the city centre. 

By Train 

From Newcastle Central Station you can take the Metro directly to South Gosforth station. 

Taxis are also available from the Central Station. 

By Air 

Newcastle International Airport is about seven miles northwest of Newcastle University. 

You can also travel by Metro to South Gosforth station which will take about 15 minutes.