Student Accommodation Near Birmingham City University
Many Birmingham City University students opt to live in university-provided accommodation, known as student halls, in their first year. In second, third and fourth years, most students opt for private renting accommodation.
There are so many different types of accommodation out there, and finding the right place for you can feel a little daunting. However, it’s easy to start narrowing down based on your needs and preferences. Maybe you’re looking for a budget place so you have money to hit the best nightclubs in Birmingham, or maybe you prefer your own space and only want to look for studios.
Location is an important factor to consider. Student accommodation near Birmingham City University will be just as much in the city centre as the campus itself. Living in the city centre means limited transport costs, short commutes and easy access to amenities like shopping, eating out and events.
Other BCU accommodations may be further out, but thanks to Birmingham’s excellent transport links, you’ll never be stuck. Out of the city centre, you’re also likely to find cheaper accommodation in student areas like Selly Oak and Edgbaston.
Some of our favourite BCU student accommodations include The Heights, with its own gym and study room, and iQ Penworks House, where all rooms are ensuite and you can relax in the games room!
About Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University Ranking
Currently, Birmingham City University ranks 89th in the country according to the Complete University Guide, with two subjects ranking in the top ten: Land and Property Management, and Information Technology and Systems, for both of which it ranks sixth in the country.
The university is located right in the heart of Birmingham city centre. Birmingham is one of the largest cities in the UK, second only to London, and it is a vibrant and diverse place to live.
In recent years, Birmingham City University has been considered a top player in terms of employability, with 97.4% of 2017 graduates finding employment or further study within six months of graduating. It continues to do well for employability, with links to major companies (such as Microsoft and Cartier), work placement opportunities and an employer mentoring scheme.
Birmingham City University Fees
Maximum tuition fees for full-time, undergraduate UK students at Birmingham City University are currently £9,250, while part-time courses will cost £6,935. For international students, tuition fee costs may vary slightly and will depend on the course you are undertaking.
Bursaries and Scholarship Opportunities
Alongside tuition fee loans and maintenance grants, Birmingham City University offers a variety of additional grants, including an Adult Dependant’s Grant, Child Care Grant or Parents’ Learning Allowance. Contact the university to learn more.
Student Life at Birmingham City University
Birmingham is a bright, diverse city with multiple universities and a high student population, making it an ideal place to study. As the campus and BCU accommodations are so central, you will have easy access to the wide range of shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs in the city.
Is nightlife your focus? Don’t forget to check out the best nightclubs in Birmingham, from the cabaret and circus at Mama Roux’s to the botanical roof of LAB11, for some of the most incredible nights out you’ll ever experience.
Not a drinker or looking for some daytime fun? Check out our students’ guide to living in Birmingham, where we highlight some of the events, activities and classes that go on in this amazing city. BCUSU will also make sure you’re never stuck for entertainment or support, with clubs, societies and events on campus and around Birmingham, as well as a counselling service and mental health team if you need it.
The SU also has two convenience shops, an art materials shop and the on-campus pub, The Eagle and Ball, so you can grab the essentials between lectures!
Birmingham City University Student Accommodation FAQs
Where do BCU students live?
Birmingham City University students can be found across the city’s student residential areas, including Selly Oak and Edgbaston. The city centre is very popular among BCU students for proximity to both the university and the many amenities in Birmingham.
Which is the closest student accommodation near Birmingham City University?
There is BCU student accommodation on and very close to campus, including The Old Fire Station, which is just a ten-minute walk from the city centre campus.
Can I view flats near Birmingham City University before I book?
If you are interested in student accommodation near Birmingham City University, you can ask about visiting certain places on open days. Otherwise, you should contact the provider directly – most will be willing to offer either in-person or virtual viewings.
When should I book my BCU student accommodation?
We always recommend booking your BCU accommodation as early as possible, as many places are given out on a first-come-first-served basis. The timing requirements might be different depending on what type of accommodation you’re looking for. Find out more on our guide to when you should apply for student accommodation.
How do I book my BCU student accommodation?
Once you’ve found your ideal accommodation, simply contact the provider and they’ll explain how to book a place at that specific accommodation. Generally, the process will be very straightforward!
How do I pay for my Birmingham City University halls?
Most people pay for their halls with their student loans, but if your loan won’t cover the place you like (or you’re worried about having enough money to enjoy yourself!) you can always get part-time work to support yourself. Learn more about how students pay for accommodation.
Is student accommodation near Birmingham City University available to post-graduate students?
Yes! If you’re looking to move closer to the city for your postgraduate study, there are plenty of BCU accommodation options open to you. Contact providers to make sure you find the right room for you – you might want to consider quiet halls so the freshers don’t keep you up while you write your dissertation!