How to apply for accommodation
If you live further than 10 miles from your place of study and have accepted an offer on a full-time course at Birmingham City University, you are guaranteed a room in our halls of residence during your first year of study, provided you have applied to study here by the deadline (31 July 2017).
Local students are defined as students who live within a 10 mile radius from their place of study. Local students are not guaranteed accommodation however, subject to availabilty rooms will be offered at the end of the allocation process to (Oscott Gardens) City North Student Village.
2. Firm up your offer
To apply for accommodation at Birmingham City University, you first need to firmly accept a course offer. After accepting your offer, please allow up to 24 hours for the system to update which will enable you to register online on the accommodation application portal.
If you are studying a 12-month course we advise you select a 51-week tenancy. International students should go to the international pages to see how accommodation is allocated and for help and advice on applying for University accommodation.
3. Choose your halls
When applying you will need to know which halls you would prefer to stay in. You will be asked to give preferences during the application process. The type of student you are will affect how many choices you have to give. If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate home student, international or EU student you will have five preferences. If you are a returning, clearing or Erasmus one semester student you will only be apply for Oscott Gardens City North Student Village.
4. Apply now
Applications for the academic year 2017/18 are now open. Please note all applications made prior to 31 March will be classed as being received on 31 March.
5. What next?
The allocation of rooms begins at the beginning of April for those students who have already accepted an unconditional course offer. When you have been allocated a room, you will receive an email informing you of the room you have been offered and at which point you must follow the instructions in that email to accept the room offered. To accept your room offer you will be required to make either a deposit or advance payment within the deadline date (3 days for UK and 5 days for EU/International students).
All offers for Jennens Court, Curzon Gateway, The Heights and Belgrave View campus living villages will be sent by email with a deadline by which you must respond to the respective site provider.
Still have questions about your application?
If you still have some queries about your application or the application process, have a look through our frequently asked questions.