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Accommodation for Clearing applicants

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


  • A brand new University of London intercollegiate hall, Eleanor Rosa House will home over 300 students in en-suite accommodation.
  • Students taking classes at Bloomsbury can reach the campus in 30 minutes. 
  • Applications are managed directly by the University of London accommodation team.
  • Find out more about Eleanor Rosa House.  

partner halls of residence

  • While Birkbeck does not own halls of residence, a number of rooms are reserved for Birkbeck students in partner halls of residence. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee Clearing applicants a place in Birkbeck’s Partner Halls of Residence. You can still put in an application, though we strongly recommend you also look into other options. 
  • Up until 14 August 2019, you can apply for a room in any partner hall
  • Between 15 and 25 August 2019, once you have been made an unconditional offer, email us for a list of the latest availability.
  • Applications can be submitted until 25 August 2019
  • We cannot offer accommodation after 29 August 2019.
  • Demand for nominated rooms usually exceeds supply; therefore, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be offered a room.

University of London waiting list

Independent halls of residence

  • London has a variety of independent 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 and webinars are a great way to start your search for private accommodation. Book your place for these popular sessions. 
  • 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.