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Hi! Which would be the best private accommodation (location and distance to Uni wise) for two international postgraduates going to medical school and engineering school?
We would recommend looking at private accommodation in Selly Oak and Harborne.
Hello, In terms of finding a private house, which areas would you consider to avoid in Birmingham? I’m quite flexible why I wouldn’t mind going by bus/train/bike for appr. 30-45 mins a way, however, I don’t want to live in any rough areas either. Thanks
I can’t really comment on the different areas of Birmingham. However, for the University we would recommend either Selly Oak or Harborne because of their close proximity to university.
Does the computer generate the rooms based on the number of the applications or based on the written start-date of the application? Thank you.
We do not allocate on a first-come-first serve basis, the computer will randomly allocate each applicant a number to give everyone an equal chance of getting their preference.
Hello team! May I ask What accommodation would you recommend for a postgraduate students looking for an en-suite quite self-catered in a single sex accommodation? Is there any single accommodation choices? Where can I have more details about the home-stay opportunities?
You can request for single sex accommodation in your application for accommodation. Should you be inclined to en-suite, self catered accommodation, you can apply for the following options as a postgraduate student:
We do also have a range of studio and single bedroom options available which you may also be interested in. For more information regarding postgraduate accommodation, please refer to our brochure and website.
We do not unfortunately offer the option for home-stay. If this is an option you are considering, we would advise making enquiries through Birmingham Studentpad (a platform in which we advertise private sector accommodation), in particular the message board, Guild Lettings (the University’s affiliated letting agent), and with accredited agents, details of which can be accessed through the MLAS website.