How to apply for accommodation
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 31 July (UK Students) and 31 August (International Students).
1. Firm up your offer
From 1 February 2023 if you have chosen Birmingham City University, and have firmly accepted a course offer you will then be sent an email with a link to the accommodation portal in order to make an application.
If you are starting a 12-month course in September 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.
2. 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 location and length of your course may affect how many choices you are required to select.
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. You will then receive an email which will include a link to the accommodation application portal, and this will provide you with details on how to register online and apply for accommodation.
4. 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). All accommodation providers will require a guarantor to complete the acceptance process.
All offers for Beech Gardens, Bentley House, Jennens Court, Lakeside, Queens Hospital Close, Staniforth House, The Heights, The Old Fire Station and Hamcam 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.
Can't find what you're looking for?
Please get in touch and a member of our accommodation team will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you still can't find what you're looking for don't hesitate to give accommodation services a call.
0121 331 5191