Current Accommodation Information

Accommodation applications for academic year 2016/17

Please note accommodation applications for the academic year 2016/17 open on 1 December 2015.

Current Accommodation information

Looking for student accommodation close to campus or know someone who is? We currently have a small number of rooms in undergraduate accommodation available immediately.

This includes a small number of rooms in our brand new accommodation, Chamberlain, which are expected to become available between October and November this year.

We will have brand new modern Studio Apartments available from the 19 October starting from £8,921 and some self-catered en-suite study bedrooms available from 28 November 2015 from £4,934. You can also benefit from our flexible Meal Plan package for an additional fee. For further information about Chamberlain, the types of accommodation and prices then please refer to The Vale Village webpage.

Refer a friend:

If you are already living in university owned student accommodation, then you can recommend a friend to our accommodation and we will give you £150 credit on your accommodation fee and deduct £50 from your friends pre-payment.

How to claim your gift of £150 credit:
  • We can only let a room to a student who is registered with the University of Birmingham and who is not already staying in our student accommodation.
  • Your friend must agree to remain in University accommodation for the remainder of the contract (contract ends 9 July 2016).

Recommend your friends now by emailing with the subject FRIEND150.

We will respond with the types of accommodation available and how to proceed. Alternatively call 0121 414 8000 or come and see us at LIVING in University Centre for further information. Please contact us if you would like more information on the options available and to make an enquiry.

January arrivals

If you are enrolled on a course which starts in January 2016 and are looking for student accommodation then you can apply online.

If you have already submitted an accommodation application then you should expect to hear from us by the end of November 2015. Please contact Living at or call us 0121 414 8000 if you have any queries.

Want to return to student accommodation for September 2016…

If you are currently living in university owned accommodation and love the benefits of staying on campus and the hassle free living of an all-inclusive rent, then you can apply online for returner accommodation for September 2016. Applications open on the 1 December 2015 and the submission deadline is 17 January 2016.

Please ensure you select Postgraduate- Returner then 2016/17 academic year on the online portal.

You can request to live with friends of up to 5/6 people, for further information please contact LIVING or come and see us during our office hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (10am from a Tuesday), we are located in University Centre, R23 on the campus map.

If your application is successful you will receive an email with an offer of accommodation from us in February 2016. Please note we cannot guarantee you a room as it is dependent on demand and availability.  


Should you wish to transfer from your University accommodation to another University accommodation location then please contact Living. We encourage you to come and visit us in person so that one of our trained accommodation advisors can discuss your requirements and what options are available to you.

Living is located in University Centre on the main Edgbaston Campus and open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (from 10am on a Tuesday).

If you have any further queries then please contact us at or on 0121 414 8000.

Please note that transfers are subject to availability and incur a small charge to cover cleaning, administration and internet connection changeover.