Apply online

Applications for 2017/18 academic year open 1 December 2016, please apply online.

Clearing students

If you want to register for accommodation you should apply online and then contact us. Following receipt of your application for accommodation you will receive further correspondence from Living within 10 – 14 days.  Please be assured that the Living team will assist you to find suitable accommodation.

Students with Birmingham as their insurance choice

If you are coming to Birmingham but you selected us as your insurance choice, please ensure that you apply online.

Please be assured that the Living team will assist you to find suitable accommodation.

Presessional Students

If you require accommodation during a presessional course, please apply online.

Please ensure you select 'presessional student' from the menu options and then the relevant course to ensure your application is processed correctly.

Guarantee deadlines for 2017/18

The University guarantees accommodation in University owned or partner accommodation to students who meet certain criteria.  Further information can be found on our Guarantee Schemes page.  
The application deadlines for the freshers guarantee scheme are below:

  • UK and EU students - 31 May 2017
  • International students - 31 July 2017

Have you deferred your offer?

If you have deferred with an unconditional offer from Birmingham and have previously applied for accommodation, your initial application will no longer be valid for the 2017/2018 academic year. So you’ll need to re-submit your application.


If you apply for accommodation before the deadline, your accommodation will be offered during the month of August.

If you’re a late applicant or are outside the guarantee scheme we cannot guarantee you accommodation but we will do our best to assist you.  Where we have vacancies we will offer these rooms and if we do not have accommodation within our own stock we will advise on suitable alternative options.