Accommodation for presessional students

If you are attending the University of Birmingham presessional summer school courses and wish to live in University accommodation, you’ll need to complete our online application

Applications are open from 1st February 2019.

The information below relates to which presessional course you will be attending and what options are available to you when continuing your studies in September 2019. When completing your online application please ensure you select the presessional 2019 classification from the menu of options.

20 and 15 week presessional students

You will be allocated accommodation where there is a vacancy, and subject to availability. This may be a room in a undergraduate or a postgraduate flat. The accommodation fee ranges from £88 a week for a self-catered flat with shared facilities, to £197 a week for an en-suite Meal Plan room. 
Masonlake accommodation

If we are able to offer you accommodation, there are two types of contract length you may be offered:

Accommodation contract ending on 7th September 2019

  • If we can offer you a postgraduate room, the contract will run until 7th September 2019. Once you have received your offer you will be required to make the full payment online to secure your accommodation. By accepting the contract you are agreeing to pay for and remain in the accommodation you have been allocated until the end of the contract period.
  • If you choose to remain in University accommodation for the next academic year, you will be able to stay with us until your new room is ready.

Accommodation contract ending on 13th July 2019

  • If we can offer you an undergraduate room, the contract will end on 13th July 2019. Once you have received your offer you will be required to make the full payment online to secure your accommodation. By accepting the contract you are agreeing to pay for and remain in the accommodation you have been allocated until the end of the contract period.
  • What to do after your contract ends: If you require accommodation for the remainder of your presessional course after 13th July 2019, you can apply after you have arrived in Birmingham to be relocated to alternative accommodation until 14th September 2019 (your accommodation for the period from 13th July to 14th September will be £134 a week in accommodation with shared facilities, and £170 a week for en-suite accommodation - this includes a twice weekly clean to the communal areas). 
  • Alternatively, you may choose to vacate your accommodation on 13th July 2019 and move to the private sector for the remainder of your presessional course. Private sector contracts usually start on the 1st July 2019 and run for a full 12 months. For more information on the private sector please take a look at our Private rented accommodation page. If you have any queries please contact us at living@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Accommodation for academic year 2019/20

  • If you wish to stay in University accommodation for the academic year 2019/20 after your presessional course, you must complete and submit a new online application form. Applications are open now and close on the 31 July 2019 for international students. Please apply online. If you are successful in your application for accommodation you will receive an offer of accommodation from us by September 2019, you will be expected to pay a £550 pre-payment to secure your room.
  • If you are offered a room in University accommodation for academic year 2019/20, you will transfer directly from your presessional accommodation to your new room.

If you have any queries about your application please email us at living@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

10, 6 and 4 week presessional students

10 or 6 week presessional courses

  • You will be allocated university accommodation at either Mason (en-suite) or Tennis Court (shared bathroom), which will be entirely self-catered.
  • The costs for accommodation are outlined below and the accommodation contract will run until the 14th September 2019.

4 week presessional course

  • You will be allocated at either Mason (en-suite) or Tennis Court (shared bathroom)
  • The accommodation contract will run until 18th September 2019. 

Accommodation fees

  • £134 per week for shared bathroom
  • £170 per week for en-suite bathroom

All accommodation includes a twice-weekly clean, bedding and basic crockery and cutlery for the use of all students in the kitchens.

You can specify on your application form whether you would prefer en-suite or shared facilities or a studio, however please note these are subject to availability.

Jarratt Hall

Once you have received your offer you will be required to make the full payment online to secure your accommodation. By accepting the contract you are agreeing to pay for, and remain in the accommodation you have been allocated until the end of the contract period. 

See information below on what to do after your presessional course has finished.

Renting in the private sector

privateaccommodationIf you’d like to stay in private rented accommodation during your course, please take a look at our Private rented accommodation page for all the accommodation advice you’ll need. You can also look at the Guild Lettings website which is the Guild of Students' letting agency.

For more information on accommodation, take a look at our your accommodation questions answered page or contact us at living@contacts.bham.ac.uk 

Accommodation options for continuing your studies with the University

Accommodation for academic year 2019/20

  • If you wish to stay in University accommodation for the academic year 2019/20 after your presessional course, you must complete and submit a new online application form. Applications are open now and close on the 31 July 2019 for international students. Please apply online. If you are successful in your application for accommodation you will receive an offer of accommodation from us by September 2019, you will be expected to pay a £550 pre-payment to secure your room.
  • If you are offered a room in University accommodation for academic year 2019/20, you will transfer directly from your presessional accommodation to your new room.

Please note: If you choose to remain in University accommodation for the next academic year, you will be able to stay with us until your new room is ready.

Move to the private sector: if after completing your presessional course you wish to live in the private sector, please read the following information which provides useful guidance on house hunting in the local area. You may also wish to view the Guild Lettings website, who work in partnership with the University to ensure students find good quality accommodation.

If you have any queries about your application please email us at living@contacts.bham.ac.uk. We will do our best to ensure you are fully accommodated throughout your presessional course.