Accommodation updates for postgraduates

For the latest accommodation news and updates on applications and allocations...

Key Updates (11th September)

  • We have now allocated all Postgradutes under the Guarantee Scheme. If you believe that you are in the guarantee scheme but have not received an offer, please contact us.
  • We have now allocated all remaining rooms and contacted all of the students outside of the Guarantee Scheme whom we were unable to allocate, advising of alternative accommodation options available. We appreciate that this may be an anxious time for those of you still looking for accommodation and we will do our best to support you in finding alternative accommodation.

Students within the Guarantee Scheme

We have now allocated all Postgradutes under the Guarantee Scheme. If you believe that you are in the guarantee scheme but have not received an offer, please contact us.

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

Students outside of the Guarantee Scheme

We have now allocated all remaining rooms and contacted all of the students outside of the Guarantee Scheme whom we were unable to allocate, advising of alternative accommodation options available. We appreciate that this may be an anxious time for those of you still looking for accommodation and we will do our best to support you in finding alternative accommodation.

A number of studio apartments and a small number of en-suite rooms in private purpose-built student accommodation are still available. Also, Guild Lettings (the University’s preferred lettings agency run by the Guild of Students) has a number of rooms available in shared student houses. You can also search for rooms and flatmates on Birmingham Student Pad (the University’s official property search engine).

A small number of rooms in University accommodation may also become available through cancellations over the next few weeks. Please note that at this stage we cannot predict or guarantee how many rooms will become available as part of this process. If you would like to go on a waiting list for University accommodation, or discuss anything else about your accommodation needs, please contact Living.

In order to assist you with your search for private sector accommodation, we have developed an interactive online guide to help - just go to our online portal and login using your Student ID number to start using it.

Presessional courses

Accommodation applications for presessional courses are now open. 

You can apply online for accommodation, please ensure that you select option 7, presessional students followed by your course. Please visit our presessional webpage for further information on what accommodation is available and how we allocate accommodation.

Want information about private sector housing?

Looking for accommodation in the private sector for the first time is not easy - there are lots of things to think about and understand.  We have developed an interactive online guide to help - just go to our online portal and login using your Student ID number to start using it.