Campus and Accommodation

Birmingham is very centrally located. If you want to explore the rest of the UK then Birmingham is the place to be. Birmingham is also a great place in it's own right - find out more about the City of Birmingham.


The campus is based on a 250 acre green and leafy site 4.8 km (3 miles) from the city centre with historic architecture and great facilities. It's like a town within a city as it offers bars, shops, banks and sports facilities as well as an award winning art gallery, botanical garden and museum. In 2012, a brand new music building was opened and current redevelopment include a new state-of-the-art sports centre and main library.

Take a virtual tour around the campus


Coming to Birmingham to study might be your first time living away from home. Our student accommodation will allow you to enjoy your new-found independence in safe, welcoming and sociable surroundings.

We have a number of villages and Halls. In each village the accommodation offers a self-catered option. At the Vale students are also able to take advantage of the Meal Plan. If you opt for Meal Plan accommodation, you will have a weekly allowance for meals during term time at any of the Universities catering outlets.

Maple Bank

Let Paul, a 3rd year student, show you around the university accommodation and the student village at Selly Oak in this video, written and presented by the students.

We guarantee a place in University accommodation to all international students who are new to Birmingham. This is because we understand the importance of securing suitable accommodation, particularly when you are getting used to an unfamiliar environment and meeting new people. This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:

  • You must have firmly accepted the offer of a place on a Birmingham programme of study
  • Your application for accommodation must be received by our Accommodation Services Office no later than 31 July 2014  
  • You must be applying for accommodation for one person. The University also has a limited supply of accommodation for students wishing to bring their families to Birmingham. However, this cannot be provided on a guaranteed basis; please contact for information.
  • You agree to remain in your University accommodation for the full term of your contract.

Find out more about our accommodation, including the cost and how to apply.