Birmingham

Student accommodation, flats and rooms for rent in Birmingham

Birmingham is the second largest city in the United Kingdom and this is also evident in the number of students who choose this city as their Erasmus destination. Being a very large city, all young people ask the same question: Where are the best areas to live in Birmingham if you are a student?

Keep on reading since we are going to give you some good tips to help you find well located and reasonably priced accommodation in Birmingham.

Student accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham is a very touristy city and therefore finding short-term accommodation is not too difficult. However, for those who seek to reside for a long period (+4 months), the situation changes. We have grouped all the available accommodations of the main websites to make your search easier. With the aim that you find your new home easily and quickly. Here is a summary of the types of accommodation that you will find in Birmingham:

Single room for rent in Birmingham

This is an economical option with a wide variety of accommodation. This option means renting a room in a shared flat, meaning, living with more people like you. The advantage is that you do not need to look for roommates, since you only pay for the rent of your room.

Shared flats in Birmingham

Very similar to the previous option, it consists of renting a furnished flat to share it between several people or friends. Unlike the previous option, here you will have to assume the cost of the total rental and then divide it between the roommates that you are.

Studios and apartments in Birmingham

This is a more expensive option but it allows you to live alone or with your partner/friend. Generally, these accommodations are for 1 or 2 people and contain everything you need to live in a small space. 

Host families in Birmingham

Generally, this option is used by exchange children's schools, which are for a season living with a local family. It is a very good option to learn local customs, as well as to improve your language level.

Erasmus housing in Birmingham

One of the main problems Erasmus students face while going to Birmingham is the large number of scams that occur when booking accommodation. We recommend that you never pay any type of deposit in advance to individual owners that you can find on social networks (many of them are frauds). To avoid online scams, we have taught of a way to eliminate the risk. In our search engine, we have grouped only fully verified accommodations from our trustworthy partners’ platforms, in order for you to find accommodation and be able to book it online in total security.

Student apartments for rent in Birmingham

Depending on the University where you study or where your work is located, your search for accommodation will be different. We recommend you to stay in places close to your university/workplace to save daily time. If this is not possible, they will need to be located close to public transport stops. Below we have made a list of some of the most popular areas in Birmingham.

Accommodation for rent in the centre of Birmingham

Undoubtedly the best area to live in Birmingham, also the most expensive. It is an area characterized by the great variety of services and small shops that you can find throughout its streets. It is an area with a lot of life during the day and at night. In this area there are a variety of studios and furnished apartments for 1 or 2 people.

Apartments for rent for students in Selly Oak

This is one of the most chosen areas to live by Birmingham students as it is very close to the university area. Accommodation prices are slightly lower than in other areas of the city. In addition, it is a place with a wide variety of bars and restaurants of all kinds.

Rooms for students in Edgbaston

Very well-located area, close to the city centre and well served by public transport. It is also characterized by being close to the University of Birmingham. Surrounded by green spaces for sports and outdoor activities.

Rent an apartment in Moseley

This is an area somewhat further from the city centre and offers many options for young professionals looking for a quiet place to live in Birmingham.

Student life in Birmingham

As we have already said before, Birmingham is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom, and every year thousands of students travel to this place to study. The Universities of Birmingham are filled with international students willing to enjoy their experience to the fullest. The atmosphere in the Universities is perfect, and you can make a lot of friends from all over the world and practice your English at the same time. Universities carry out a lot of cultural and sports activities to generate community among their network of students. We recommend that you participate in all the activities you can to meet new people and make the most of your experience in the city.

Universities in Birmingham

The city of Birmingham is home to 5 universities, located in different parts of the city. We recommend that you look for accommodation nearby or well connected to each University:

University of Birmingham

Located in the south of the city, very close to the area Edgbaston. It has very good communication with the city centre by public transport.

Birmingham City University

Located practically in the centre of the city, specifically to the northeast. It is a University with very modern facilities and a great student atmosphere.

Aston University

It is a 5-minute walk from Birmingham City University. Its location is ideal for the city centre.

Newman University

This University is located to the southwest of the city and is characterized by being quite far from the centre, specifically it costs 45 minutes to arrive by public transport, approximately.

University College Birmingham

Located in the heart of Birmingham. It is a quality University with a wide range of studies.

Transport in Birmingham

The city of Birmingham has excellent communication by public transport (bus, tube and train). In addition, it has an international airport with a wide variety of flights to different destinations around the world, so getting to the city will be easy.

A very good option is to buy a second-hand bicycle to move around the city comfortably during your stay in Birmingham.

University residence in Birmingham

Living in a residence hall is another option that many young internationals choose to reside in Birmingham for a season. Unlike living in a shared flat or renting a student room, student residences tend to be slightly more expensive. Next, find the steps you must follow to find out the prices of the residences in Birmingham:

  • Access the Erasmus Play search engine
  • Set your maximum budget
  • Set the date of entry and exit
  • Filter by residences and compare all the prices and services included

Frequently Asked Questions about Birmingham 

Why study in Birmingham?
Birmingham It is a very attractive city for young people who want to live in the UK for a while. It is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom and has a wide range of studies at its prestigious Universities.
How much does a student apartment cost in Birmingham?
In Birmingham, the average rental price of a room goes from 390 euros onwards. Accommodation located in the city centre will be priced slightly higher than in more remote areas.
How to find cheap flats in Birmingham?
In Erasmus Play you will be able to quickly compare all accommodation, apartments and student rooms in Birmingham of the main online platforms.
Where to live in Birmingham?
We recommend that you look for a room, flat or apartment for students near the faculty. This will save you time and money on commuting in Birmingham. In Erasmus Play we show you which are the best areas to live in Birmingham.
How much does a college residence cost in Birmingham?
In Birmingham there are many residences for students. Average prices for university residences are 700 euros per month. Many of them include dining and cleaning services.
Why go on Erasmus to Birmingham?
Birmingham is the second UK city of choice for Erasmus students. You can find a wide range of accommodation and select the one that best suits your tastes.
Sharing a flat with other students in Birmingham ?
One of the options chosen by young people moving to the city of Birmingham is to share a flat due to the cost of student accommodation. In this way they are able to reduce monthly expenses for rent, water and electricity.
How to find an apartment near the University in Birmingham ?
Erasmus Play, through its personalized maps of Universities in Birmingham, allows you to effectively search houses, flats, rooms and student residences near any University of Birmingham.

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