The 12 Best Accommodations at Birmingham University

Have you finalized your decision to study at the University of Birmingham? Are you excited to join the university and start this new experience in your life?

If you don’t know where you will call home while at uni, it’s important to choose a student accommodation in Birmingham right away!

Birmingham is a popular student city and a choice of many, and if you’re in need of student accommodation, you’re in luck. Unilodgers offers the best accommodation at Birmingham University and provides students spaces where they can focus on their academics and have a fun social life. All our properties are located a short distance from the University and are close to some of the greatest spots in the city too.

We have curated a list of the best accommodation University of Birmingham has to offer to meet the needs of all students. Let’s dive in!

1. iQ Broderick House

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Students who choose to call iQ Broderick House home will enjoy living in the heart of the city along with all the necessary amenities, making this one of the best accommodations at Birmingham University.

Distance from Campus

  • Edgbaston Campus – 6-minute bus ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 23-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport

  • Five Ways bus stop – 2-minute walk

Room Types

  • Studios
  • En-Suite Rooms in Shared Flat
  • Penthouse Apartments

Pricing 

  • Starting from £127 per week

Facilities 

  • Gym, atrium, study hub, social hub, bike storage, games room, regular social events

Neighbourhood 

Whether you are looking for shopping centres, places to eat, or just spending the weekend with your friends dancing the night away, everything is available close by.

iQ Broderick House Student Accommodation

2. Athena Studio

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Located just a short bus ride away from the city centre, Athena Studio will give you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the best accommodation the University of Birmingham has to offer.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 6-minute walk
  • Selly Oak Campus – 14-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Edgbaston Park Road bus station – 1-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studios

Pricing

  • Starting from £185 per week

Facilities 

  • Fortnightly cleaning of communal areas, study and socialize in your common space, bike storage, vending machines – snacks on site!

Neighbourhood 

Convenience stores, pubs and restaurants are all a short walk from Athena Studios Birmingham.

3. The Heights

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The Heights student accommodation is nestled right in the heart of the city, giving you the best of what the city has to offer right at your doorstep.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 30-minute bus ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 42-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Lancaster Street bus stop – 3-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studios 
  • En-Suite Rooms in Shared Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £147 per week

Facilities 

  • Bike storage, common room for studying or socialising, on-site gym, secure parking available

Neighbourhood 

Bullring shopping centre, bars, clubs and restaurants are all close by!

Click here to book The Heights and go rent-free until October. Monthly payment option available for no extra cost & Dual Occupancy available too.

4. Kensington House

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Kensington House is one of the best student accommodation Birmingham thanks to its luxurious amenities while being conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 18-minute bus ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 30-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Birmingham New Street station – 3-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studios 
  • 1 Bedroom Flats

Pricing

  • Starting from £195 per week

Facilities 

  • Lounges, cinema room, games room, study room, gym

Neighbourhood 

Located just 150 meters from The Mailbox shopping mall, students will not only enjoy shopping but also going to the cinema and eating at fancy restaurants.

Kensington House Birmingham Student Accommodation

5. The Old Fire Station

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Built in an Old Fire Station, living at this iconic student accommodation will give you an experience unlike any other student accommodation in the UK. Given its urban location, you will be able to enjoy the city centre while also dancing the night away in some of the city’s best nightlife. 

Click here to book The Old Fire Station, Birmingham and go rent-free until October. Monthly payment option also available for no additional cost.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 28-minute bus ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 39-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport 

  • James Watt Queensway – 4-minute walk 

Room Types 

  • Studios
  • En-Suite Rooms in Shared Flats

Pricing

  • Starting from £135 per week

Facilities 

  • Social spaces, quiet study areas, outdoor social spaces

Neighbourhood 

Enjoy the world-famous Bullring Shopping Mall within walking distance and find the best fits for your new college wardrobe.The Old Fire Station - Birmingham Student Accommodation

6. 88 Bromsgrove House

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Another one of the best student accommodations at Birmingham University is 88 Bromsgrove House. This property is in Birmingham’s Chinatown and is just a few minutes away from the city centre, with everything you might need close by.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 13-minute bike ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 18-minute bike ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Holloway Circus Bus Stop – 7-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studio
  • 1 Bedroom Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £160 per week

Facilities 

  • Communal study rooms, cinema, karaoke and games room, gym, and a Cookhouse

Neighbourhood 

You will have Birmingham’s Chinatown, Arcadian Shopping centre and the worldfamous Bullring Shopping Centre within walking distance.

88 Bromsgrove House Student Accommodation

7. Metchley Hall

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Another one of the best accommodations University of Birmingham offers is Metchley Hall. Located on Harborne Park Road, Metchley Hall is only minutes from the city centre, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds having the vibrant city life and the quiet of the residential area as well.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 6-minute bike ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 7-minute bike ride

Nearest Transport 

  • University Train Station – 10-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studio
  • 1, 2 Bedroom Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £165 per week

Facilities 

  • Vending machine, communal lounge, games room and TV room

Neighbourhood 

Within 15 minutes you will be at the world famous Bullring shopping mall and the equally popular Mailbox shopping centres. There are various restaurants, cafés, and designer and high street shops as well. So, you can grab a bite to eat after you shop till you drop!

8. Selly Oak Court

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One of the best student accommodations at Birmingham University gets its name from the urban Selly Oak area where it is located.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 8-minute bike ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 5-minute bike ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Selly Oak Hospital bus stop – 6-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studio
  • 2, 3, 4 Bedroom Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £127 per week

Facilities 

  • Games room, TV room, on-site gym, communal lounge, limited parking, secure bike storage

Neighbourhood 

You will be living in a popular, bustling area of Birmingham while enjoying offerings like independent boutiques and a vibrant nightlife.

9. Canalside

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Canalside is not only located close to Birmingham’s waterfront, but it also allows you to be near the city centre as well. This will give you an advantage of enjoying the best of what the city has to offer right at your doorstep.

Distance from Campus 

  • Edgbaston Campus – 20-minute bike ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 20-minute bike ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Lower Loveday Street 4-minute walk

Room Types 

  • Studios
  • 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Bedroom Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £115 per week

Facilities 

  • Free shuttle bus, gym, bike storage, skype viewings

Neighbourhood 

Located just a short distance from Canalside Birmingham, this accommodation is one of the best accommodations Birmingham has because of its proximity to Birmingham’s shopping streets New Street, Corporation Street, and High Street. You’re sure to find everything you need here to step up your style game! 

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Canalside Student Accommodation

10. iQ Studios 51

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Want to be close to the heart of Birmingham so you can enjoy local amenities, restaurants, and fancy bars all within walking distance? Those are just some of the reasons why iQ Studios 51 is one of the best student accommodations at the University of Birmingham.

Distance From Campus

  • Edgbaston Campus – 27-minute bus ride
  • Selly Oak Campus – 20-minute bike ride

Nearest Transport

  • Bagot Street bus stop – 3-minute walk

Room Types

  • Studio
  • 2 Bedroom Flat

Pricing

  • Starting from £163 per week

Facilities

  • Secure bike storage, great social spaces, good transport links, regular social events, outdoor courtyard, TV room, study room, social hub

Neighbourhood

Shopping malls, cinema and trendy restaurants are all available to you within walking distance. You also could explore a little culture at the China Town.

11. Londonderry House

Enjoy living in one of the best student accommodations University of Birmingham has with Londonderry House. This ultra-modern student accommodation is within walking distance of popular nightlife hotspots like Jekyll & Hyde and the popular Bullring shopping centre where you can grab the latest threads. Distance from Campus

  • Birmingham City University – 10-minute walk
  • University College Birmingham – 15-minute walk
  • University of Birmingham – 16-minute bus ride

Nearest Transport 

  • Old Square bus stop – 2-minute walk 

Room Types 

  • Studio
  • Standard En-Suite
  • Premium En-Suite

Pricing

  • Starting from £130 per week

Facilities 

  • Secure bike storage, access to public transportation, on-site laundry facilities, games room, on-site security 

Neighbourhood

Shopping malls, Instagram-worthy restaurants, and vibrant nightlife are right around the corner from this accommodation. 

12. iQ Penworks House 

Enjoy living in another one of the best student accommodations in Birmingham with iQ Penworks House. Located a short distance from Aston University and Birmingham City University, getting to class is a breeze. You can also enjoy the local sites like the Cadbury World in Birmingham City. 

Distance from Campus 

  • Aston University – 5-minute bus ride
  • Birmingham City University – 5-minute walk

Nearest Transport 

  • Aston University stop – 5-minute walk 

Room Types 

  • Studio
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond En-Suite

Pricing

  • Starting from £138 per week

Facilities 

  • Secure bike storage, on-site laundry facilities, on-site management, 24-hour security, courtyard gardens

Neighbourhood 

Find out what makes iQ Penworks one of the best student accommodations in Birmingham by exploring local sites like Anne Hathaway’s cottage or grab a bite to eat at Anderson’s Bar and Grill before heading to the local pubs with friends. 

Where Will You Call Home in Birmingham?

If you’re also looking to study at the University of Birmingham and need a place to call home, check out all of the student accommodation in Birmingham that Unilodgers offers. Browse the best student accommodations at Birmingham University, like the ones listed above, or choose from over 22 other locations. 

Unilodgers is the world’s leading platform to book student accommodations and serves over 2 million students from over 195 countries every year. We provide students exclusive offers on student housing options and make it easy to book the accommodation that’s the best fit for you. 

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