HOUSE-HUNTING students who have camped in front of an Oxford lettings agency for days just to get their dream house will find out tomorrow morning if it was all worth it.

Around 20 students have been camping outside Finders Keepers on St Clements since Sunday morning ahead of the annual listings release of the best student digs in the city.

By 9am the queue is expected to be well past the letting agency, with hundreds more students trailing around the street corners of St Clements.

Finders Keepers is releasing its list of about 200 student properties and, despite signs in windows telling students not to panic, some took desperate measures to secure their dream student home.

Gabriel, a 20-year-old engineering student at Oxford University, set up a chair set up in a prime position at the front of the agency.

The plummeting temperatures did not stop him and his two housemates, who are taking it in turn to sit shifts on the chair and get a first viewing of their dream three-bed house in their first location choice of Cowley Road.

A video filmed last year of Oxford students camping outside Finders Keepers.

Gabriel, who admitted he was ‘sacking off lectures’ to put in his fair shift today said: “I’m doing the 9am to 4pm one, my other housemate was okay doing the 9pm to 9am shift – we’ve only got this chair.”

Other, better-prepared students had enjoyed the comfort of tents filled with warm blankets.

Another Oxford University student, also taking the day off lectures today, said he had been sleeping on the pavement for days.

Hundreds more are expected to join them once the list of available houses and flat in Oxford is revealed tomorrow morning.

Alec Bayford, office manager for Finders Keepers Shared Lettings – the new name for what used to be 'student lettings' – said the students were queuing up to bag houses in what’s known as the ‘Golden Triangle’ around Cowley Road.

He said the first two teams to set up camp outside the shop were actually wanting the same house.

Despite the system working on a first-come first-served basis, Mr Bayford said the team who would get the five-bed plush house on Rectory Road would be 'the group who meets the criteria and are kind’.

To keep the house looking good, each home in 2019’s list has a set criteria.

The competitive five-bed home requires a mixed-group, which the agents said were more likely to ‘look after the house better’ and third-year students.