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Student Accommodation Birmingham

With five universities and 65,000 students, this dynamic, well located city remains a popular place to study. Find all types of student accommodation in Birmingham including studios, houses, flats and halls.

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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House
  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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Flat
  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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Studio
  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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Homestay
  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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Bedsit
  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Living in Birmingham as a student

Birmingham is home to not one, not two, but three major Universities: the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University and Aston University. It is also home to two university colleges as well, namely University College Birmingham and Newman University. This means that it has the second-highest student population in the UK – coming a very close runner up to London.

The University of Birmingham is a Russell Group University offering a wide range of courses for all levels of study. With over 300 undergraduate courses, 600 postgraduate taught courses, 150 Postgraduate research courses and a distance learning offering as well there is sure to be something that catches your eye. Birmingham City University is ranked 6th in the UK for employability of graduates, with 97% of their students being employed or in further study within 6 months of leaving – so you know attending here is worth the cost. Their Student Union also has a wide range of diverse and exciting entertainment on offer for those times when you want a rest from studying.

Student life at Aston University is similar to that you would find at any University in a large town, with a thriving global multicultural community. It was recently awarded Gold, the highest possible accolade, in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) because many of the students attending achieved consistently high outcomes.
We know that student life is not all about studying though and if you do choose to go to one of Birmingham’s illustrious places of higher education you will also get access to a wide range of amenities in the local area as well. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Birmingham, it is hard to know where to start! From amazing attractions such as Cadbury World to awesome shopping experiences at the Bullring, and even delicious dining in the world-famous Balti triangle.

As for nightlife, Birmingham’s pubs and clubs are some of the finest in the country. There really is something for everyone, from crafty independent bars to swanky cocktail bars and everything in between. Some of our favourite areas include Brindleyplace, Southside, Digbeth and the Jewellery Quarter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Birmingham? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

Most students look for shared housing in Birmingham from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Birmingham will cost you £93 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £176 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Birmingham. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Selly Oak and Solihull.

In Birmingham the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Birmingham. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Birmingham halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Birmingham will be £372.

All landlords and property managers in Birmingham are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.

Birmingham Universities

Birmingham is home to five universities, including Aston University, Newman University and Birmingham City University.