Accommodation

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.

2018/19 key dates

January22

Accommodation for 2018/19 published on website

March05

Applications for accommodation open at 9am

April03

Allocation of rooms begin for students holding unconditional offer

July31

Application deadline for UK students to guarantee accommodation

August16

A-Level result and Clearing and unconditional offers sent out

August31

Application deadline for EU/INT students to guarantee accommodation

September01

Moving in packs and information sent to students

September08

Arrival Weekend

September17

Welcome Week

September24

Autumn Term starts

Halls of Residence

Our eight 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. 

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

Check your address

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.

Select your subject area

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. You will then receive an email which will include a link to accommodation application portal, and this will provide you with details on how to register online and apply for accommodation.

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.

Applications for the academic year 2017/18, please contact the accommodation office on 0121 331 5191 or accommodation@bcu.ac.uk.

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.

View our accommodation

Apply

Apply

Applications for the academic year 2018/19 will open from 5 March 2018. After accepting your offer, please allow up to 24 hours for the system to update. You will then receive an email on or after 5 March 2018 onwards which will include a link to accommodation application portal, and this will provide you with details on how to register online and apply for accommodation.

What next?

What next?

The allocation of rooms begins from 03 April 2018 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). All accommodation providers will require a guarantor to complete the acceptance process.

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

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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Can't find what you're looking for?

Email us

Please get in touch and a member of our accommodation team will get back to you as soon as possible.

accommodation@bcu.ac.uk

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.

0121 331 5191