Accommodation for Clearing applicants

Find out everything you need to know about accommodation if you've secured an unconditional offer to study at Birbeck through UCAS Clearing

Nominated rooms in partner halls

  • While Birkbeck does not own halls of residence, a number of rooms are reserved for Birkbeck students in partner halls of residence. 
  • Up until 16 August 2018, you can apply for a room in any partner hall
  • After 16 August 2018, you can apply for a room in one of the following partner halls: 
    • International Hall: a single room with shared bathroom and with catering: £210.70 per week (the 40-week contract makes the total cost £8397.90)  
    • Garden Halls: a single room with shared bathroom and with self-catering (standard superior): £199 per week (the 40-week contract makes the total cost £7960)  
    • , stating your preferred choice of hall. 
    • Applications can be submitted until 23 August 2018. 
  • We cannot offer accommodation after 31 August 2018.
  • Demand for nominated rooms usually exceeds supply; therefore, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be offered a room.

University of London waiting list

Private and charitable halls

  • London has a variety of independent private halls of residence, offering a large range of accommodation from dorms to flats.
  • You must apply directly to the halls. Applications are usually dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.

University of London’s Housing Services (ULHS) - Help with private accommodation

  • If you prefer to rent in the private sector your first point of call should be the University of London’s Housing Services (ULHS), which is based in Student Central, next door to our main building on Malet Street. ULHS offers a range of services to assist and support students who are looking for and living in private accommodation. Their database includes properties from private landlords as well as letting agents.
  • ULHS’s house-hunting days are a great way to start your search for private accommodation. Book your place for this popular event taking place on 7 and 17 September 2018. 
  • The experienced Housing Advice Team offers a contract checking service; you can have your tenancy agreement checked before you sign it. They also provide legal advice for those who are experiencing problems with private accommodation such as disputes with landlords.
  • The ULHS Private Housing Guide provides information about finding, securing and overcoming problems with private student accommodation in London.