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Accommodation

Applying

Our 2021/22 portfolio has a range of halls of residence offering a range of on campus and inner city living, with various facilities and features including three-quarter beds, en suites and even gyms - meaning we have something for everyone. You can apply for 2021/22 from 2 March 2021.

2021-2022 key dates

February8

Portfolio for 2021-22 published on website

March2

Accommodation application goes live

March9

Allocations start for students holding unconditional offers

July31

Application deadline date for UK students

August10

A Level results day

August31

Application deadline date for International students

Open Days

Discover what BCU offers at our Open Day. This is the perfect opportunity to view the accommodation and ask any questions. 

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 on our halls of residence page to find out.

University Locks

Located on our City Centre Campus, next door to our Curzon building. Convenient for students and offers ideal City living and close to transport links.

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Jennens Court

Located on our City Centre Campus, next door to Millennium Point. Great for those wanting to live on campus and be close to everything in the city.

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The Heights

A 10 minute walk from the city centre. Convenient for students based at our City Centre Campus who are looking for city centre living.

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Lakeside

Lakeside offers the perfect student living experience. There is a great student community and all the modern comforts you need to study and have fun.

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Staniforth

Just a 10 minute walk from the City Centre, Staniforth House is convenient for students based at City Centre Campus and offers ideal city living.

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Queen's Hospital Close

Located on Bath Row, just a 20-minute walk to City South Campus and less than a mile from the Bull Ring shopping and City Centre restaurants and bars.

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Bentley House

Just a 10 minute walk from the City Centre, Bentley House is convenient for students based at City Centre Campus and offers ideal city living

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2022/23 Student guide to accommodation

Not sure where to start with sorting accommodation or how much things cost? We've combined all the prices and facilities into one guide for you.

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Preparing foruniversity

Starting university? We've put together some handy information to help you get ready for student life.

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How to apply

Firm up your offer

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.

Applications for the Academic Year 2021/22 will open from 2 March 2021. After accepting your offer, please allow up to 24 hours for the system to update with your details before you register and then apply in the Accommodation Portal.

All first-year, full-time home and international students are guaranteed University accommodation if they have firmly accepted an offer in the main application cycle and apply by the deadline date.

Choose your halls

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 and the location of your course will affect how many choices you have to give.

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Apply

Apply

Applications for the Academic year 2021/22 will open from 2 March 2021. After accepting your offer, please allow up to 24 hours for the system to update with your details before you register and then apply in the Accommodation Portal.

Apply for accommodation

What next?

What next?

The allocation of rooms begins from 9 March 2021 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 (three days for UK and five days for International students). For the majority of the accommodation sites you are required to provide a guarantor. Please see each of the accommodation pages or click on the Facilities Summary.

All offers for Jennens Court, Lakeside, Staniforth House, The Heights, Bentley House and Queens Hospital Close will be sent by email with a deadline by which you must respond to the respective site provider.

Frequently asked questions

These are the FAQ’s for our BCU managed and partner halls of residence and the sections are listed in relevance for 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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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

Can't find what you're looking for?

Contact us

Get in touch and a member of our accommodation team will endeavour to reply to you within two working days. Should your query be more urgent then please do not hesitate to call us.

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Phone us

If you still can't find what you're looking for give us a call. Office hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm.

+44 (0)121 331 5191
+44 (0)121 331 6920
+44 (0)121 331 5189
+44 (0)121 331 6785