Current accommodation information

Accommodation for academic year 2014/15

Current Accommodation Availability

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. If you are already living in university owned student accommodation, then 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 11 July 2015).

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 as soon as possible if you would like more information on the options available.


Returner students for September 2015

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 apply online NOW for returner accommodation for September 2015. Deadline for applications is 31 Jnauary 2015.

Please ensure you select undergraduate returner then 2015/16 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 recieve an offer of accommodation from us in February.


Should you wish to transfer from your University accommodation to another University accommodation location, you now apply to do so by visiting Living in University Centre.  Please note that transfers are subject to availability and incur a small charge to cover cleaning, administration and internet connection changeover.  

Applications for academic year 2015/16

Applications for accommodation for academic year 2015/16 are now open. You can login and apply for accommodation as long as you have had an offer of a place to study at Birmingham.  You will require a Student ID number, which will be included in your offer letter, to apply.

If you have applied for a previous year's accommodation and have then deferred entry, you will need to re-apply for accommodation for the 2015/16 session.

Right to Rent Checks

Following recent government legislation, landlords in the West Midlands will now be required to check a tenant's right to be in the UK before allowing them to live in their property.  This applies to any new tenancy in private rented accommodation starting after 1st December 2014.  Therefore if you are looking to rent property in the private sector, even if you are a UK citizen, you can expect your landlord to ask to see (and take copies of) documents that confirm your right to be in the UK.  Further details can be found in our information sheet.  If you have any concerns about this you are encouraged to contact Living for assistance.