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Accommodation for continuing full-time students

If you are a full-time student in your second year or above, you have a number of options to choose from.

University of London - Eleanor Rosa House

  • A brand new University of London intercollegiate hall, Eleanor Rosa House will house over 300 students in en-suite accommodation.
  • The hall is located a few minutes walk from Birkbeck University Square Stratford campus, making it an ideal location for students using our East London facilities.
  • Students taking classes in 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.

Independent 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, with options for every budget.
  • You should apply directly to the halls of residence.
  • Most halls operate on a first-come first-served basis. It is recommended to apply early.

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 to apply, you must have an unconditional offer (postgraduate) or be a current student (undergraduate or postgraduate).
  • 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 £90 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  before you apply. There is no formal application procedure, and the accommodation is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Places are allocated 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 Private Housing Guide provides information about everything you need to know about finding, securing and overcoming problems with private student accommodation in London.

University of London - Intercollegiate halls waiting list

  • From the beginning of September, the University of London Accommodation Services operates a centralised waiting list to allocate available rooms in intercollegiate halls.
  • Application is normally open for a short period of time at the beginning of September.  
  • Availability is limited; demand always exceeds supply.
  • More information on the process can be found on the University of London Accommodation website.