Accommodation for continuing full-time students
If you are in your second year or above, you have a number of options to choose from, including:
- As a Birkbeck student, you are eligible for accommodation at discounted rates in Unite's North Lodge, Station Court and Emily Bowes Halls. You can stay in Unite halls of residence as long as you are a full-time student.
- How to apply: complete the application form (the deadline for completing your application is 10th August 2017).
Private halls of residence
- London has a variety of independent, privately owned and charity-run halls of residence, offering a large range of accommodation from dorms to flats.
- You must be studying (or planning to study) full-time in order to be eligible.
- If you want to apply, you need to apply directly to the halls of residence.
University of London Student Homes
- As a full-time student, you can apply for rooms that are advertised for direct let to all University of London students through University of London Student Homes, which is a scheme that offers rooms in shared accommodation, flats or houses managed by the University of London. You would become a tenant of the University of London. (You will be required to have a guarantor - Birkbeck cannot act as a guarantor for this scheme.)
- To be eligible, you must have an unconditional offer (postgraduate) or be a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate) to be able to apply.
- New rooms are added regularly during the year.
University of London flats
- If you are an undergraduate student in your second year or above, you can apply to stay in University of London-owned flats. Located in Finchley (Clandon House) and Bloomsbury (Gower Street flats), with weekly rates starting from £85 per week (Clandon House), they offer a great alternative to halls of residence.
- Please note that you must be able to visit the accommodation in person before you apply. You can book a viewing by contacting the Property Management Team before you apply. There is no formal application procedure, and the accommodation is offered on a first-come first-served basis.
University of London Housing Services (ULHS) - help with private accommodation
- Birkbeck students have full access to the University of London Housing Services, which is based in Student Central, next door to our main building on Malet Street.
- ULHS also provides advice and assistance with the process of finding somewhere to rent as well as during the time you are renting. The experienced Housing Advice Team offer a contract checking service before you sign up to anything and also legal advice for those who are experiencing problems with private accommodation such as deposit disputes. The ULHS also provides information on the right to rent check implemented on 1 February 2016. See the ULHS Get Advice website for more information.
- The ULHS Private Housing Guide provides information about everything you need to know about finding, securing and overcoming problems with private student accommodation in London.
Nominated rooms in partner halls
- Applications for rooms reserved for Birkbeck students in partner halls of residence are now closed. Students on the waiting list may be contacted up to 31 August 2017 should a room become available. No offer of accommodation will be made by the Birkbeck Accommodation office after this date.
- Eligibility criteria:
- Priority will be given to international students.
- We will only contact students on the waiting list should a room become available that meets their requirements.
- Demand for nominated rooms usually exceeds supply; therefore, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be offered a room. We advise you to look into alternative accommodation options.
University of London - Intercollegiate halls
- The University of London owns six halls of residence, which are very popular with students from colleges and institutes of the University of London. Continuing students can apply for available spaces via the waiting list only, which will be open from 12pm on 1 September until 10am on 2 September 2017.
- Spaces will be limited.
- It is not possible for current students to apply for rooms in the intercollegiate halls via Birkbeck accommodation.