We have seven halls of residence offering a range of on campus and inner city living, with various facilities and features including double beds, en suites and even gyms - meaning we have something for everyone.

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2019/20 key dates


Applications for accommodation open at 9am


Allocation of rooms begin for students holding unconditional offer


Application deadline for UK students to guarantee accommodation


A-Level result/Clearing and unconditional offers sent out


Application deadline for EU/INT students to guarantee accommodation


Arrival Information and Online Induction/Welcome available


Arrival Weekend starts


Welcome Week


Autumn Term starts

Clearing accommodation places

Got a place with us this September through Clearing? Find out more about how to apply for accommodation.

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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. 

How to apply

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Do you live within the 10 mile radius 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 for accommodation by the deadline (31 July).

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 availability you may be offered a room at the end of the allocation process (from September onwards).

Use our interactive map to find out if you live within the 10 mile radius.

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10 mile radius from City Centre Campus

Are you within 10 miles radius of our campus?

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.

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.

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. If you are a City Centre Campus student you will have six preferences. If you are a one semester student you will only be apply for one option.

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Applications for the academic year 2019/20 will open from 5 March 2019. After accepting your offer, please allow up to 24 hours for the system to update.

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What next?

What next?

The allocation of rooms begins from 01 April 2019 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 EU/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, Belgrave View and Bagot Street 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 2 working days. Should your query be more urgent then please do not hesitate to call us.

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

0121 331 5191