Accommodation

Starting your studies in the 2017/18 academic year? It's not too late to apply! Follow the button below to our accommodation portal. Simply select the apply now ‘search’ option. Choose the 2017/18 button, then click the ‘Clearing’ option in the bottom right to begin your application.

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Download our accommodation booklet 2018/19

Starting in 2018/19? Our student guide is full of helpful information about accommodation here at Birmingham City University.

Download accommodation booklet 2018/19


  • 2018/19 key application dates

  • Applications for the academic year 2018/19 open in March 2018.
  • If you're holding an unconditional firm offer and have applied for accommodation for 2018/19, we'll allocate your room from 3 April 2018.
  • If you are holding a conditional firm offer and have applied for accommodation, your room will be allocated from 16 August 2018.
  • Closing date for UK/EU student accommodation applications is 31 July 2018.
  • Closing date date for International Student accommodation applications is 31 August 2018.

Halls of residence

Our seven halls of residence are positioned throughout the city. They have a range of different facilities and amenities close by. Take your time to find the one that is right for you. Unsure which campus you'll be studying at? Select your subject area to find out.

Living in halls

Living in halls

We realise that moving in with complete strangers can be daunting. But living at uni is also incredibly exciting, the chance to meet new people and make new friends should be seen as a positive. Here's some tips and advice on making the move.

Living in halls

How to apply

Not sure where to start with your application? Follow our handy 5 step guide which will help you along the way. You'll be packing ready to move in before you know it.

How to apply

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Frequently asked questions

The answer to your question may change depending on whether you are looking at BCU-owned accommodation, or our partner-owned accommodation. Please make sure your question is corresponding to the halls relevant to you.

How do I apply for accommodation?

You will need to know your choices of accommodation prior to making an application. If there are medical or mobility factors which have a bearing on your accommodation needs, please provide full details.

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When will I know I have been allocated a room?

You will receive an email from Accommodation Services informing you that you have been offered a room, please ensure you accept and make the relevant payment required before the offer deadline date.

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When will I be able to move in?

Before you can move into your accommodation, you will be asked to complete the online induction. You will receive an email with instructions on how to complete this process.

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How much will the rent be per month?

Please see individual accommodation location pages for rent prices.

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What if I don't have an Application Number?

Your University Application Number should be on your offer letter. It is made up of eight unique numbers. If it isn't on your offer letter, please contact Accommodation Services.

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