Find your ideal student accommodation in Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-largest city in the United Kingdom, and, boasting several good universities, it’s on top of many people’s lists for where to study. A vibrant city with a large number of students, it’s no wonder QS ranked it as the 45th best student city in the whole world in 2023.

While not as big or expensive as London, Birmingham is big enough that it might feel difficult to know where to start in your search for student accommodation. In this article, we list six interesting properties that are all great choices for student housing if you decide to study in Birmingham. Read on to compare your options and find the ideal student residence for you!

A night-time view of Birmingham's canals
Birmingham is famous for its many beautiful canals.

Lakeside

A student bedroom in Lakeside, Birmingham

It’s hard to beat Lakeside for location. Situated just a 5-minute walk from Aston University, you can also get to the Bullring Shopping Centre in the heart of Birmingham in about 10 minutes on foot. Birmingham City University’s central campus is also less than a 10-minute walk away. The property boasts fully furnished rooms, a dedicated entertainment area and bike storage. All bills are included in your rent.

Bagot Street

A bed and a desk with chair at a student room at Bagot Street

Bagot Street offers fully furnished rooms with all bills included. The property boasts great amenities such as an entertainment room, a study area and an in-house gym. You can walk to Aston University in about 10 minutes and to Birmingham City University in 15. The city centre is also within walking distance. You can book a private room with an en-suite bathroom or a fully self-contained studio apartment.

The Old Fire Station

A high-ceilinged student room at The Old Fire Station

Another Birmingham student property with a great location, The Old Fire Station is right next to Aston University, meaning you can walk to your classes in about 2 minutes. Birmingham City University is also less than a 10-minute walk away. You can book private rooms with a shared or private bathroom, or you can go for a fully self-contained studio apartment with your own cooking facilities as well. An entertainment room, a dedicated study area and an in-house gym are some of the cool facilities at The Old Fire Station.

true Birmingham

A bedroom at true Birmingham, one of the most modern student accommodation buildings in Birmingham, UK

You won’t get more central than true Birmingham, located right next to the Bullring Shopping Centre and Birmingham New Street, the city’s main railway station. You’ll be living in the heart of the city centre and getting to class will be easy as well. You can get to Aston University and Birmingham City University in about 15 minutes by public transport and to the University of Birmingham in just over 20 minutes. The amazing facilities in this brand-new property include an in-house gym, a cinema room, an entertainment room and a dedicated study area. All rooms are fully furnished and all bills are included in your rent.

Belgrave View

A student room with a view at Belgrave View, Birmingham

Belgrave View is located in the leafy area of Edgbaston, just south of the Birmingham city centre. You’ll have some more peace and quiet around your home, but you’ll still be within walking distance of the city centre. What’s more, getting to the University of Birmingham is super easy, with the trip there taking less than 15 minutes by public transport. The rooms in Belgrave View are fully furnished and the property’s amenities include a gym, an entertainment room and a study area. All bills are included in the rent.

Mary Sturge Residences

A student bedroom with a scenic window at Mary Sturge Residences

Mary Sturge Residences offers modern and comfortable student accommodation right in the heart of the Aston University campus. Birmingham City University is also less than 10 minutes away on foot, as is the Birmingham city centre. Mary Sturge Residences offers fully furnished private rooms with all bills included in the rent. You can also feel very safe at Mary Sturge, thanks to the 24-hour on-site security officer.