Accommodation at UOB

Coming to Birmingham to study might be your first time living away from home. Our student accommodation will allow you to enjoy your independence in safe, welcoming, and sociable surroundings. There are almost 7,000 rooms available at Birmingham - most of which can be found in one of our three student villages: Pritchatts Park, The Vale, and Selly Oak. From comtemporary townhouses and studio apartments to private en-suites and shared spaces, we have something to suit every lifestyle and budget.

A place to call home

Study Abroad Fee-Paying & Exchange students

International students coming to study at the University of Birmingham for a full year, are guaranteed the opportunity to book a room in university accommodation providing they register by the given deadline. We also have a dedicated number of rooms available for international students studying at the University of Birmingham for one semester only.

University accommodation to choose from:

  • Single accommodation with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities
  • Ensuite bedroom with shared kitchen facilities
  • Studio and studio apartments with exclusive use of bathroom and kitchen facilities

Benefits of University housing:

  • Student Living Plus - our answer to catered accommodation. Student Living Plus makes it easy to eat well at university while managing your money 
  • Access to Wi-Fi is standard throughout all accommodation
  • Utility bills, basic content insurance, 24/7 reception, as well as access to the Student Mentor Scheme

Further information about the different types of University housing can be found on our accommodation pages.

How to apply

You can register for accommodation via the online portal once you have received your UOB Student ID number.

Private housing

Whether you are looking for, moving into, living in, or moving out of a house in the private sector, we want to inform, support, and empower you to make the best decisions every step of the way.

House-hunting starter pack:

  • Location - Find a location that suits you all. Have a look around different areas, taking note of the transport links that can help you get about.
  • UoB Property Search - We encourage you to use UoB Property Search - the official University of Birmingham off-campus search engine - to browse available properties. The site is powered by StudentPad and managed by Community Living to ensure you find the best homes in the area.
  • Only members of our Lettings Membership Scheme (LMS), which recognises good practice from landlords and lettings agents, can advertise on UoB Property Search. This means that you can rent with confidence, knowing that your prospective landlord or agent is recognised and trusted in the Birmingham community.