Is there a deadline for applying for accommodation?
To qualify for our Guarantee Schemes you must submit your application by 31 July 2020.*
For more information please visit the Guarantee Schemes page.
*We’re aware that the UCAS deadline has been extended until 18 June 2020 to ensure you have as much time and clarity when making decisions about your future. In light of this, we have decided to extend the accommodation Fresher’s Guarantee Scheme deadline for Home/EU students to 31 July 2020. International students are offered the same guarantees, and must apply by the same date.
How can I find out my ID number if I’ve lost my offer letter / not received my offer letter yet?
If you’ve lost your offer letter Living can tell you your student ID number if you give us your full name, date of birth and the first line of your address. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 121 414 8000.
You can contact Admissions at email@example.com or +44 (0) 121 415 8900 if you haven’t received your offer letter.
What should I do if I need to change my email address?
To change your email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org from the email used in the application process and confirm the email address you would like this changed to. Please also include your student ID number in the email.
Alternatively, if you no longer have access to the original email address used in the application process, you should contact Admissions confirming your home address and date of birth, and they will then be able to update the email attached to the application for you.
I have chosen Birmingham as my insurance choice. Should I still apply for accommodation?
Although accommodation isn’t guaranteed, we strongly encourage insurance candidates to apply as we try to house as many people as possible. By telling us your preferences we can find suitable rooms much more quickly.
If we are unable to accommodate you, we will help you to find accommodation in the private sector, either through one of our partner providers or in private housing.
I am an Exchange/Study Abroad/Erasmus student coming to Birmingham. Can I still apply for accommodation?
Yes. We can guarantee accommodation to Exchange and Study Abroad students from outside the EU who apply before July 31, whether you are here for a full year or only one semester (please note that if you are only studying at the University of Birmingham for one semester, you will not be able to live in one of our partner accommodation sites and will be required to pay in full).
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee accommodation to Erasmus students but you can still apply for accommodation. We will consider your application in late August.
Can I apply for accommodation for just one term?
You’re welcome to apply but priority will be given to students applying for accommodation for the full year. Please note that should you receive an offer of accommodation, you will be required to pay in full.
Can I request to live with my friend?
There is an extra notes section on the application where you can make requests like these but we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to meet all requests. Remember, both you and your friend will need to make the request for it to be considered.