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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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Not sure what type of accommodation is right for you?

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

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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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. <br> 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.