How to apply 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).
2. Firm up your offer
From 05 March 2019 if you have chosen BCU as your first choice, and have accepted a firm 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 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.
3. 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 South Campus or one semester student you will only be apply for one option.
Applications for the academic year 2019/20 will open from 05 March 2019. 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.
5. What next?
The allocation of rooms begins from 1 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). 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.
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.