Apply online

Applications for 2016/17 academic year open on 1 December 2015.

You can apply for accommodation as soon as you have received an offer of a place to study at the University.

If you require accommodation for the current academic year please apply online.

Please ensure you apply for the correct year and student type to ensure your application is processed correctly.

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

Further details about how we allocate accommodation can be found on our allocating accommodation page

Guarantee deadlines for 2016/17

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 gurantee scheme are below:

  • UK and EU students - 31 May 2016
  • International students - 31 July 2016 

Gap year students

If you’re taking a gap year with an unconditional offer from Birmingham and have previously applied for accommodation, your initial application will no longer be valid for the 2016/2017 academic year. So you’ll need to re-submit your application after December 1st 2015


If you apply for accommodation before the deadline, your accommodation will usually be
allocated during July & August 2016.

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.