Accommodation

Applying

Our 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 2023/24 from 1 February 2023.

2023/24 key dates

  • Jan16

    Portfolio for 2023-24 published on website

  • Feb01

    Accommodation application goes live

  • Feb07

    Allocations start for students holding unconditional offers

  • Jul31

    Application deadline date for UK students

  • Aug17

    A-Level results day

  • Aug31

    Application deadline date for International students

  • Sep11

    Welcome week

  • Sep18

    Semester 1 teaching

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 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.

More on Jennens Court

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.

More on The Heights

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.

More on Lakeside

Staniforth House

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.

More on Staniforth

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.

More on Queen's Hospital

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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Beech Gardens

Just a 15-minute walk away from Birmingham City University South Campus, Beech Gardens offers ideal student living with  expansive garden space.

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The Old Fire Station

Conveniently located just a 5-minute walk from the City Centre, The Old Fire Station is ideal for students looking for city living in a unique setting.

More about The Old Fire Station

2023/24 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.

How to apply

Firm up your offer

To apply for accommodation at Birmingham City University, you first need to accept us as your firm or insurance choice. Applications for the Academic Year 2023/24 will open from 1 February 2023. 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

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. 

View our accommodation

Apply

Applications for the Academic year 2023/24 will open from 1 February 2023. 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?

The allocation of rooms begins from 7 February 2023 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 Beech Gardens, Bentley House, Jennens Court, Lakeside, Queens Hospital Close, Staniforth House, The Heights, and The Old Fire Station will be sent by email with a deadline by which you must respond to the respective site provider.

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.

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 5189
+44 (0)121 331 6785