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About the University of Birmingham

  1. The University of Birmingham distance from the City Centre:

  • Tram -15-20 minutes

  • Bus - 15-20  minutes

  • Car - 10-15 minutes

  • Train - 10-15 minutes 

  • Walking - 45-60 minutes

  1. The University of Birmingham has on-campus student accommodation options with an average rent of £2,681/semester. The rent of the room includes electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security.

  1.  The campus follows a three-trimester academic year system. Each semester has around 12 weeks.

  1. The best month to book a University of Birmingham on-campus accommodation after the university offer to study is accepted is in June. Accommodation applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, which generally starts with:

  • New undergraduate - early June

  • New postgraduate - mid-May

  • For returning students - March

  1. Other Campuses for the University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham Campus Off-Campus Student Housing Options 

PBSAs and Private Lets are the most popular off-campus student accommodation in Birmingham. These are a little more expensive than on-campus student rooms but offer additional benefits such as flexible contract length, flexible move-in dates, independent social life, modern amenities along with room rent, electricity, water, gas, Wi-Fi, maintenance, and security included in bills. The only differences are:

  1. Purpose-built student accommodation: Average rent £350 - £392/month

  1. Private Student Houses (Private Lets) with an average price of £433 /month

Secure a Private Student Room near the University of Birmingham Without a University Offer Letter

Unite Students, iQ Student Accommodation, and Staysa accept advance bookings for a limited number of rooms for such students with cancellation and refund provisions. T&C is applied according to the provider. We suggest checking our cancellation and refund policies before booking a room or speaking with our multilingual student housing experts.

Popular Student Areas to Live Near the University of Birmingham

1. Selly Park

Selly Park’s average rent is around £115-£150//week i.e (£500-£650/month). It’s a 15-minute walk from campus. Birmingham University student housing close to campus include 23 North Road, 76 Bournbrook Road, 100 Dale Road, and 46 North Road. 

  • Bus - 5-10 minutes

  • Taxi - 5-10 minutes

  • Walking - 15-20 minutes

2. Bournville

Bournville’s average rent is around £150-£180 /week i.e (£650-£800/month). It’s a 20-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include 23 North Road, 76 Bournbrook Road, Athena Studios Unite, Altura, and Metchely Hall.

  • Bus - 10- 15 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 20-25 minutes

3. Kings Heath

Kings Heath’s average rent is around £160-£190/week i.e (£700-£850 /month). It’s a 30-minute walk from campus. Some accommodation options close to campus include Selly Oak Court, iQ Penworks House, Pebble Mill, and Lakeside Unite.

  • Bus - 15-20 minutes

  • Taxi - 10-15 minutes

  • Walking - 25-30 minutes

Benefits of Booking Off-Campus Student Rooms Over On-Campus Accommodation

  • Early bird offer (Off-campus student accommodations generally give discounts or offers on early booking.)

  • Unlike university accommodation, there are many student room types to choose from.

  • No offer, no visa, no problem! Easy cancellation process.

  • Avoid expensive last-minute private student accommodation bookings.

  • Stay with your friend or partner despite being enrolled in different universities in the city.

  • More privacy because on-campus accommodations usually have shared facilities and common areas.

  • Off-campus and private facilities generally have modern facilities such as gyms, cinemas, and game rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is Birmingham uni hard to get into?

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The admission requirements for the University of Birmingham can vary depending on the programme and level of study. While some programmes may have competitive entry requirements, the university also considers factors beyond academic grades, such as personal statements and references.


How many international students are at the University of Birmingham?

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There are over 10,000 international students at the University of Birmingham, representing approximately 150 countries.

Is Birmingham a prestigious university?

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Yes, the University of Birmingham is widely recognised as a prestigious institution, both nationally and internationally. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, which represents leading research-intensive universities in the UK.


Does the University of Birmingham offer scholarships for international students?

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Yes, the University of Birmingham offers a number of scholarships for international students. These include:

  • Global Masters Scholarships
  • Birmingham Commonwealth Games Scholarship
  • Commonwealth Elite Sport Award

What is the minimum GPA for the University of Birmingham?


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The University of Birmingham typically does not specify a minimum GPA requirement for admission. Instead, the university evaluates applicants holistically, considering various factors such as academic qualifications, personal statements, references, and standardised test scores.

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