How to apply for accommodation
All first-year, full-time home, EU and international students who live more than 10 miles from their place of study 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 (EU and International Students).
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 end of August/ early September onwards).
2. Firm up your offer
From 03 March 2020 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 a September in-take 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 location and length of your course may affect how many choices you are required to select.
Applications for the academic year 2020/21 will open from 03 March 2020. 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 2020 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, Bentley House and Queens Hospital Close 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.