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Accommodation for part-time students

Halls of residence

Most halls only cater for full-time students; however the following providers do accept part-time students.

The halls are not affiliated to Birkbeck and this list is for information purposes only. You must apply directly to the organisation for accommodation.

University of London Housing Services (ULHS) - help with private accommodation

The University of London Housing Services offers a range of services to assist and support students who are looking for and living in private accommodation in London:

  • help finding accommodation
  • contract checking
  • legal advice
  • housing events.


Living with a host family via a homestay arrangement can be a very practical option, particularly if you are new to London and are looking to improve your English language skills.

A homestay is a type of accommodation where you rent a room from a local host family and live as part of their household. The accommodation is normally cheaper than renting a room in a shared flat or house as you share facilities with your host family. This type of accommodation can be tailored to the specific needs of the individual and has flexible lengths of stay.

Homestays appeal to international students and students moving away from home for the first time as they allow you to live and learn the local lifestyle and language in a unique way.