Your accommodation, guaranteed

We understand how important it is to find the right accommodation for your time at university, especially if you’re just beginning your studies. That’s why we guarantee all undergraduates, international postgraduates, study abroad and exchange students a room in our accommodation.


When you apply, you’ll select six accommodation preferences; these are specific to location, room type and catering type. We can confidently say that you’ll be matched with a room that meets your bathroom and catering requirements, as well as your price point. However, we can’t always guarantee the location of your accommodation due to varying supply and demand each year.

How do I guarantee my accommodation?

Simply apply for accommodation online before the deadline to guarantee your place. This is 30 June for UK undergraduates and 31 July for non-UK undergraduates and postgraduate students.

If you miss the deadline, you can still apply for accommodation with us but we can’t guarantee that you’ll receive an offer. If we have availability, we’ll find the closest match available for you. If not, we’ll ensure you receive the support you need to find accommodation in the private sector.

Am I eligible?

You’ll be guaranteed a spot in accommodation so long as:

  • You applied to the University of Birmingham via UCAS
  • You meet the terms of your offer and have accepted us as your firm choice
  • You’ve applied for accommodation for a full academic year

The same criteria apply to you if you’re a study abroad or international exchange programme student. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee your accommodation if you’re an erasmus student, but we still encourage you to apply for accommodation.

 The statistics shown on this page reflect bookings from 2019-2021.