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Coleshill St, Birmingham B4 7UP, United Kingdom

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5 mins walk to Central Birmingham

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250 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B5 5JR

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8 mins walk to Central Birmingham

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Staniforth Street, B4 7DN

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Aston Street, B4 7UP

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Unite Students - Mary Sturge, Aston St, Birmingham B4 7UJ, United Kingdom

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1 William Street, Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, B15 1LJ

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76 Bournbrook Rd Birmingham B29 7BU United Kingdom

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100 Dale Rd Selly Oak Birmingham B29 6AG United Kingdom

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39 North Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, UK

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57 North Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6AN, UK

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44 North Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6AW, UK

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46 North Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6AW, UK

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About Birmingham

With 26.6% of its student population being international, Birmingham is one of the top cities in the UK when it comes to education. Here is a breakdown of the proportion of international students by level of study in Birmingham:

  • Undergraduate: 38%

  • Postgraduate: 73%

  • Research: 65%

Birmingham offers high-quality education through its renowned universities, the University of Birmingham, Aston University, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham, and Newman University. It’s also one of the most affordable cities to live in for students, compared to other major cities in the UK, like London.

Popular Student Accommodation Areas in Birmingham

Popular Birmingham areas among university students are Selly Oak, Moseley, and Harborne. There are a few things to keep in mind while searching for the perfect student area to stay in, including transportation, cost, and amenities.

1. Students living in Birmingham’s Selly Oak will be near the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University, City South Campus, and purpose-built accommodation would cost around £150–£300/week.

  • Travel time from Selly Oak to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 15-30 minutes

  • Train - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 8-12 minutes

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

  • Tram - 40-45 minutes

2. Students living in Moseley would pay approximately £120–£300/week.

Nearby universities include Birmingham City University International College.

  • Travel time from Moseley to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 20-30 minutes

  • Train - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 40-50 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes

3. Students living in Harborne purpose-built student accommodation would pay around £140–£300/week. This area includes Birmingham City University: City South Campus.

  • Travel time from Harborne to the City Centre by different modes of transportation:

  • Bus - 20-25 minutes

  • Train - 4-10 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Tram - 15-20 minutes

  • Walking - 45-50 minutes

Best Student Accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham has various student room options, and students can explore different areas in Birmingham near their universities and budgets. 

Popular student Housing in Birmingham that provide almost every room type are iQ Broderick House, Harriet Martineau Unite, Staniforth House Unite, Altura, Metchley Hall, Kensington House, and True Birmingham.

Discover Student Room Types in Birmingham (Approx. £100 – £3000/ month)

The purpose-built student accommodation in Birmingham typically includes a variety of amenities included in the bills; it varies according to the provider's terms and conditions. But broadly, we suggest a student should consider budget, needs, and preferences while making decisions. 

Here, we have categorised the room types given below based on preference and budget to help you in your decision-making.

Type 1: Affordable student rooms in Birmingham: 

These cost around £100–£250 per week on average and are recommended for students who are comfortable sharing space. Typically, such properties are houses or apartments. 

  • Shared room

    • Amenities: Self-contained apartment with multiple bedrooms, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £120 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £140 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £150/ month

  • Triple/ Quadruple rooms

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £100 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £110 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £130 / month

  • Entire place

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £250 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £300 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £350/ month

    • Recommended entire place accommodation include Delightful one-bed apartment in Bridgnorth.

Type 2: Affordable student rooms in Birmingham with privacy: These rooms cost around £400–£800 per month. 

  • Student Single Room

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £750 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £850 / month

    • Recommended student single rooms are Metchley Hall and Queen's Hospital Close.

  • Student Shared Flats

    • Amenities: Private Bedroom in a shared house or flat, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Recommended shared flats include iQ Studios 51.

  • Student Twin Rooms

    • Amenities: One room with 2 single beds, Shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £480 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £650 / month

  • Student Double Room

    • Amenities: One bedroom with double bed, shared bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £440 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Recommended double rooms include ibis budget Birmingham Centre.

Room Type 3: Birmingham student rooms with privacy, quiet space, and proximity to the City Centre cost around  £520- £1,400 per month. 

  • Birmingham Student Flats 

    • Amenities: Private bedroom, private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £650 / month

    • Browse through Birmingham student flats such as Harriet Martineau Unite, Mary Sturge Unite, and The Pavilion.

  • Birmingham Student En-Suite Rooms 

    • Amenities: Single bedroom, Private bathroom, shared kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £550 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £700 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £800 / month

    • Browse through students' en-suites in Birmingham, such as Lakeside Unite, Jennens Court Unite, Altura, and Selly Oak Court.

  • Birmingham Student Studios

    • Amenities: private bedroom, Private bathroom, private kitchen

    • Selly Oak avg. Rent: £450 / month

    • Moseley avg. Rent: £500 / month

    • Harborne avg. Rent: £600 / month

    • Popular student studios are iQ Penworks House, Beechenhurst House, and Pebble Mill.

Room Type 4: Students who prefer amenities over budget

Student Penthouse in Birmingham costs around  £1,000–£3,000 per month.

These are suitable for students who prefer to have private bedrooms, a private balcony, a terrace, privacy, spacious rooms, and a top floor that is more over budget.

International students in Birmingham, UK also search for:

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1 Bed Brand new studio 10 mins from QE with big kitchen2 Bed House | Harborne | Courtyard | Parking3 Bedroom Luxurious home near Birmingham City CentreLuxury 4 bed Harbourne Townhouse Parking & Patio2 Guest with Double Bed Brand new studio 10 mins from QE with big kitchen1 Bed & 1 Bathroom Brand new studio 10 mins from QE with big kitchen
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1 bedroom & 1 Bathroom spacious studio in Birmingham2 Bedroom House - Parking - Garden - Oldbury3 Bedroom House, Ideal for Families, Contractors & Corporates Horrell RoadLuxury 4 Bedroom House - Parking - Garden - Sutton ColdfieldBrand new studio 10 mins from QE with big kitchen1 bedroom & 1 Bathroom spacious studio in Birmingham

Cost of Living in Birmingham for Students (Approx. £370 – £800)

It varies depending on students’ lifestyle choices, but overall, apart from your Birmingham student accommodation rent, other expenses cannot be ignored. We have suggestions to help you save money while living in Birmingham as a student:

  • Food: £200–£300/month on average. 

    • We suggest buying groceries that cost around £200/month and cooking your own meals. 

    • Shop from grocery stores such as Tesco, Co-op, Iceland, Morrisons, Aldi, and Lidl. They offer student discounts.

  • Transportation: £100-£180/month on average

    • Get a Transport for West Midlands Swift Card for free and enjoy 50% discounts on all buses, trains, and trams within the West Midlands region.

    • Rent a bicycle from West Midlands Cycle Hire for £2.50 per day for a daily commute.

    • University bike schemes: Some universities, such as the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University, and University College Birmingham, offer their students discounted bikes.

    • Buy a new bike for £200, easily available for students. This equals one month's rent and will benefit you for the entire year.

  • Kitchen Essentials: Market worth around £70-£130. 

    • Some properties do not provide utensils in that case, student can check online where some websites provide utensils at discounted prices for student from market prices.

    • Former students generally leave their kitchen essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bedding Essentials: Market worth around £100. 

    • Only a few providers provide bedding packs to their tenants, either included in bills or as an offer. Otherwise, after move-in, students have to buy on their own.

    • Former students generally leave their bedding essentials on the property while leaving the city due to airport luggage weight restrictions. You can find someone in your friends circle and reuse the stuff.

  • Bathroom Essentials: Market worth around £50

    • While booking a student room, the focus remains on whether it has shared or private bathrooms, but forget about bathroom essentials. Some properties do not provide Bathroom Essentials in that case, student can check online where some websites provide utensils at discounted prices for student from market prices.

  • Cleaning Essentials: Market worth around £40

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these answers to common questions and go to Help Centre for more details.

When should I book student housing in Birmingham?

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You should start looking before 3-5 months for Birmingham student accommodation once you submit the university application. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process. Also, if in any case you don't receive your university acceptance letter, Casita gives you the liberty of free cancellation with no hidden charges.

Can you suggest any Birmingham student residences that are pet-friendly?

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Some providers in Birmingham offer pet-friendly room options for students, but the policy varies by location. We suggest speaking with our accommodation experts to check with pet policy before you sign a lease.

Here is the list of some properties that are pet friendly:-

 Are pet-friendly student accommodations more expensive than non-pet-friendly accommodations?

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Yes, there are some monthly additional charges called:

  • Pet Deposit: Refundable fees, usually around £350, that cover any damage caused by the pet.

  • Pet Rent: Non-refundable monthly charges of around £35 for cleaning, maintenance, and pet-related amenities.

Are short-term stays available in Birmingham?

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Some student accommodation providers offer short-term stays in Birmingham. Checking the availability of your room of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.

Can you suggest Birmingham student accommodation options for couples?

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There are 2 options couples suitable and private student rooms can choose from:

  1. University accommodations such as UOB and BCU.

  2. Apartments and studios are a good option for couples who want their own space such as :- Nice Apartment in the City Centre, 1 BR apartment near Birmingham Central Station Apartment, Cosy Compact studio right by UOB!, Spacious studio for short term close to sleeps 3!, and many more. Reach out to our accommodation experts for exploring more options. 

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