How to Apply

Applications for 2020/21 will open in February 2020.

Accommodation prices have been frozen for 2020/21.

The process of applying for accommodation at University College Birmingham couldn’t be easier.

 

First-year UK and EU students 

Process of Application

  1. View our accommodation website www.ucb.ac.uk/accommodation for details of options available or visit us at one of our University Open Days.
  2. Submit your application using the personalised link which will be sent to you once you have confirmed your Conditional/Unconditional Study Offer. Alternatively you can submit an application for accommodation via the link buttons below. 
  3. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your application has been received. A second email will be sent within 7 days acknowledging your application has been reviewed and is awaiting allocation.

Within our first-year blocks at both The Maltings and Cambrian Hall, we have a mature block, which initially houses anyone above the age of 22. If you wish to be allocated in this block, please state on your application form. 

Offers of Accommodation

All first year Home, EU and Overseas students will be guaranteed an offer of accommodation providing an application for accommodation has been received and University College Birmingham is their first choice.

Application Deadlines

  • Home/EU Students – 30 July 2020
  • Overseas Students – 31 August 2020
  • Clearing/Insurance – 31 August 2020

Room Allocation Process

We will begin sending offers of accommodation to Home/EU students from 01 April 2020 who:

  • Have successfully submitted an application for accommodation by the deadline
  • Hold a CF or UF Study Offer

We will begin sending offers of accommodation to Home/EU students from 15 August 2020 (following the universities UCAS Embargo) who:

  • Have successfully submitted an application for accommodation after the application deadline
  • Hold a CF (which converted to a UF following confirmation of exam grades or equivalent qualifications via our Admissions Team) or UF Study Offer

All students will receive their offer of accommodation via email, unless requested otherwise. To accept the offer, all students will have 7 days to respond via email (accommodation@ucb.ac.uk) or post with signed contracts and payment of a non-refundable deposit (£100). It is essential to regularly check your emails to ensure your offer is not cancelled.

If your offer of accommodation is rejected or cancelled, then subsequently require accommodation, you will be required to submit another application where you will be added to our queue to await allocation.

We do all we can to offer your preferred choice of accommodation, but this cannot be guaranteed. Allocations are not based on any protected characteristics (as defined by law). Requests to live with friends or single sex accommodation are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

 

First-year Overseas students

International students joining the University for the first time will be offered accommodation in our halls of residence if:

  • UCAS and the University have received your firm acceptance of an unconditional offer at University College Birmingham.
  • Your £4,500 tuition deposit is paid.
  • The accommodation officer receives your completed residency agreement and deposit by the offer deadline.
  • You are unaccompanied (i.e. you do not bring any dependents, such as a partner and/or a child) unless agreed in advance by the University. We cannot accept any arrivals before the contract start date.

We will begin sending offers of accommodation from 01 April 2020 to Overseas Students who:

  • Have successfully submitted an application for accommodation by the deadline
  • Have been issued a CAS (exemption applies to those studying in UCB’s Summer English Program)

All students will receive their offer of accommodation via email, unless requested otherwise. To accept the offer, all students will have 7 days to respond via email (accommodation@ucb.ac.uk) or post with signed contracts and payment of a non-refundable deposit (£100). It is essential to regularly check your emails to ensure your offer is not cancelled.

If your offer of accommodation is rejected or cancelled, then subsequently require accommodation, you will be required to submit another application where you will be added to our queue to await allocation.

We do all we can to offer your preferred choice of accommodation, but this cannot be guaranteed. Allocations are not based on any protected characteristics (as defined by law). Requests to live with friends or single sex accommodation are not guaranteed and are subject to availability.

 

Continuing students

The application process will begin in February 2020 and will be advertised before release on UCB online, the UCB website, at the halls of residence and via the University’s TV screens. 

Continuing Home, EU and Overseas students will be guaranteed an offer of accommodation providing an application for accommodation has been received by our deadline and have not been subject to UCB’s disciplinary procedures nor is a debtor to the university.

Application Deadlines

  • Continuing Students – 31 March 2020

All continuing students will receive their offer of accommodation via email, unless requested otherwise. To accept the offer, all students will have 7 days to respond via email (accommodation@ucb.ac.uk) or post with signed contracts and payment of a non-refundable deposit (£100) – transferable from accommodation during the current academic year. It is essential to regularly check your emails to ensure your offer is not cancelled.

As a returning student, you can request to be with friends – Add this information to the ‘special requirements’ section of the application. All requests will be honoured as per availability on a first come, first served basis. 

If you are currently living in the halls, you will not need to make any additional payment to secure your accommodation.

Current students who are going on placement are encouraged to apply at this time for when they return in February 2020. Please ensure you select the accommodation is for January 2021 (Semester 2), giving a date you will return from your placement. 

Please note: Room numbers will not be issued. However, we will confirm what type of accommodation you have been offered. Special requests will be honoured subject to availability.

 

Erasmus students

New Erasums+ students will be subject to the same conditions as first year students.

Semester 1 students – September 2020 till January 2021

We will make an offer of accommodation for to semester 1 students if your study offer is reflective of this need (ie; single semester Erasmus+ program), providing you have accepted you course offer and have submitted an accommodation application by the deadline.

Semester 2 students/January intake – January 2021 till June 2021

Subject to availability we will make an offer of accommodation for to semester 2 students providing you have accepted you course offer and have submitted an accommodation application by 18 December 2020.

 

Postgraduate students 

Postgraduate student are normally allocated in their own blocks and/or flats and are located in the quieter areas of each site.

New Postgraduate students will be subject to the same conditions as first year students.

Continuing Postgraduate students will be subject to the same conditions as first year students.

 

Additional information

Under 18’s
Semester 1 students – September 2020 till January 2021
Semester 2 students/January intake – January 2021 till June 2021
Care Leavers
Disabilities and disclosures
Equality and Diversity
Data Protection and Confidentiality

 

 

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