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New city centre 2016/17 accommodation
Artist's impression of Alumno

Coming soon for 2016/17... New accommodation for 659 students on our City Centre Campus.

More about University Locks

Whether you’re a new starter or a returning student, our Accommodation Services team can help you find somewhere to live in Birmingham.

We offer accommodation in University-owned and University partner Halls of Residence at various locations throughout the city, and work with private companies to supply accommodation close to our city centre campuses.

Accommodation includes standard and en suite rooms suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students. For students with special requirements we have accessible purpose-built rooms at some of the Halls of Residence.

Find out more about how to apply, or contact us with your queries.

Accommodation application form

The online accommodation application for students who will be studying with us from September 2016 is now available. To book your accommodation you will need to accept Birmingham City University as your firm choice.

Apply for accommodation

Birmingham City University

Please note: We have received a significant number of applications for accommodation in the City Centre. We have now removed University Locks, Jennens Court ,The Heights and Curzon Gateway from the application form. You will now be asked to select three preferences. 

Clearing/Insurance Students who require accommodation please select the Clearing 2016/17 session when completing the online application form.

Benefits of our City North Student Village (Oscott Gardens and The Coppice)
  • Reduced weekly fee and reduced contract period over other residences.
  • Use of ‘The Den’ social space located within the village, which features a TV and games room, pool table and dedicated study areas.
  • Free membership of the Doug Ellis Sports Centre which offers a fitness suite, sports hall, room for five-a-side football and cricket and an all-weather pitch.
  • Our popular conferencing, sports and social facility, The Pavilion, is just minutes away and provides an all-weather pitch as well as football and rugby pitches.
  • Cost effective parking is available which is only £100 for the academic year.
  • Close to bus/train links to Birmingham City Centre – travelling time 10-15 minutes.
  • Local amenities include two large supermarkets, clothing stores, food outlets and banks/building societies within walking distance.

Important dates

  • All students who hold an Unconditional Firm offer and have applied for accommodation will be allocated from 4 April 2016.
  • All students who hold a Conditional Firm offer and have applied for accommodation will be allocated from 18 August 2016.
  • Closing date for UK/EU student accommodation applications is 31 July 2016.
  • Closing date for International Student accommodation applications is 31 August 2016.

Halls of Residence

Oscott Gardens

City North Student Village - Oscott Gardens

Ideally located* for students studying at City North.
Oscott Gardens >>

The Coppice

City North Student Village - The Coppice

Ideally located* for students studying at City North.
The Coppice >>

Opal 1

My Student Village: Birmingham (clv)

Ideally located* for Birmingham Conservatoire students.
My Student Village >>

Jennens Court

Jennens Court

Ideally located* for our City Centre Campus (Parkside, Millennium Point and Curzon Building). Jennens Court >>

No1 City Locks

University Locks

Ideally located* for our City Centre Campus (Parkside, Millennium Point and Curzon Building). University Locks >>

Curzon Gateway

Curzon Gateway

Ideally located* for our City Centre Campus (Parkside, Millennium Point and Curzon Building). Curzon Gateway >>

City South accommodation

City South

City South is ideally located* for students studying one of our health courses.
City South >>

The Heights

The Heights

Ideally located* for our City Centre Campus (Parkside, Millennium Point and Curzon Building).  The Heights >>

*We cannot guarantee to allocate students to the halls closest to the faculties.

Birmingham City Student Homes

Birmingham City Student Homes The University also supports students in finding accommodation through Birmingham City Student Homes, a student-focused letting agency, owned and operated by Birmingham City Students’ Union.

The not-for-profit agency only deals with reputable and accredited landlords and aims to offer students reliable, safe and decent accommodation.

Living in Student Accommodation - Hannah's Story

Hannah's Blog

"Like anyone else, I was also nervous about moving away from home and having to do a lot for myself."

Not sure what to expect from living in student accommodation?
First year student Hannah shares her experience on living in halls over on our blog. 

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