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Accommodation

Students attending for the whole academic year

Aston Student Villages guarantee Aston University campus accommodation to the first 30 full year (3 terms) Erasmus and Exchange student applicants, fulfilling the criteria set out below:

You apply to Aston University as a full time student for the full academic year by 20th June 2017:

  • Aston University have confirmed your application by the 1st July 2017
  • You have applied for accommodation through the online portal by the 10th July 2017

Undergraduate applicants can choose from a 42 week accommodation only or a 42 week catered accommodation contract. Further details can be found on our website.

Aston Student Villages will inform you whether you have been successful by the 31 st August 2017. A house hunting event and online links will be provided by the Aston Students’ Union ARC Team to assist students unsuccessful in their application with Aston Student Village in finding off-campus accommodation.

(Please note that all 2017 dates are currently subject to change) 

Students attending for one Teaching Period only

On-Campus Accommodation

Students registered for a part year programme will not be able to be accommodated on campus.

Birmingham is fortunate in that it boasts a wide variety of alternative accommodation for students that are well connected by bus and rail links.

Off Campus Accommodation    
 

For students who want to obtain a short-term private let, the Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) are available for guidance when choosing private accommodation and they run their own website www.astonstudenthomes.org which is full of help and advice when choosing somewhere to live. ARC can offer you great advice from staff and students with a lot of experience in finding private accommodation. A lot of exchange (and full-time) students use this service, as they only list properties from university-trusted landlords. This website can be found at the following link: www.astonstudenthomes.org    

For privately rented accommodation, the average rent per week per room will vary from approximately £45 per week to £90 per week (shared accommodation). Students who will be accompanied by dependants are welcome to contact the Advice and Representation Centre for advice (arc@aston.ac.uk

Short-term lets

Please be aware that most accommodation contracts are for at least a full academic year, and many landlords/agencies are unwilling to take tenants for less than this. There are some, however, who are prepared to take short-terms lets, eg from exchange students, so ARC have compiled a list of properties to help you get started. You can obtain this list by emailing arc@aston.ac.uk

We recommend that you search for your accommodation in advance.  Please arrive in the UK early so that you can view properties and make arrangements as finding a short term let can be tricky.  For a list of local hotels and hostels you can search online or email arc@aston.ac.uk  Please remember that the University cannot recommend off-campus accommodation properties, but provides a list to help guide your search with the information available to staff at ARC.  It is your responsibility to secure accommodation and find out what options may be available to you.

Using Agencies

If you look outside StudentPad for accommodation, please be careful which accommodation agencies you use in your search.  It is against the Law in the UK and Wales for an accommodation agency to take fees in advance from prospective tenants in return for details of properties.  For tips on how to avoid rental scams please check out Action Fraud: Rental Scams