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Accommodation for full-time students

Please view our coronavirus information page to find out what the current status is at the College.

Partner halls of residence

  • Eligibility criteria
    • You must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer to study at Birkbeck on a full-time course to apply.
    • Only students starting a course in 2021/22, for the full academic year, can apply for a space in a partner hall.
    • Priority will be given to international students studying in the UK for the first time.
    • Applications from students from outside of the M25 will also be considered.
    • Students under 18, prior to 18 September 2021, will be allocated space at College Hall.
    • Demand for nominated rooms usually exceeds supply. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be offered a room. We advise applicants to also look into alternative accommodation options.
  • Students will be able to apply via Birkbeck for rooms in the following University of London Intercollegiate Halls:
  • Stays in partner halls are limited to the first year of study.
  • When to apply
    • Applications are still open. We welcome them on a first come, first served basis until all our rooms have been allocatedPlease ensure you apply before 27 August 2021.
  • How to apply
    • Eligible students will be able to access the application form on their My Birkbeck account.
    • Accommodation offers will be sent out in July (for students meeting the conditions of our guaranteed scheme for international students only) and August in the year of study to students with unconditional offers. Not all allocations will be generated at once so we kindly ask you to bear with us and be patient.
  • Guaranteed accommodation for international students
    • Full-time international-fee paying students (unconditional offer - accepted) who apply for a single occupancy room by 20 June 2021, are guaranteed an offer of accommodation.

Other University of London halls

  • You can apply directly to University of London Accommodation for space at Eleanor Rosa house, Lillian Penson Hall and Nutford House.
  • Applications are dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.

Independent halls of residence

  • London has a variety of independent halls of residence, not-for-profit and commercial, offering a large range of accommodation from dorms to flats.
  • You must apply directly to the halls for a space. Applications are usually dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Applications are open to all full-time students (new and returning students). A small number of providers accept part-time students. You can stay in private or charity-run halls of residence as long as you are a student.

University of London's flats

  • Located in Bloomsbury (Gower Street flats) these university of London-owned flats offer a great alternative to halls of residence for students who would like more independence and focus. 
  • Accommodation are self-contained and fully-furnished with weekly rates starting at £398 per week.
  • (PMU) for more information.
  • Spaces are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Help with private accommodation

  • Birkbeck students have full access to the University of London’s Housing Services (ULHS), the University of London's dedicated Private Housing Service, which offers a range of services to assist and support students who are looking for and living in private accommodation. 
  • ULHS run regular events to help students with finding flatmates and accommodation for the next academic year. You can also try the University of London's Flatmate Finder on Facebook.
  • 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. See the ULHS Get Advice website for more information.
  • The ULHS Private Housing Guide provides information about finding, securing and overcoming problems with private student accommodation in London.