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Accommodation for Exchange Students

Accommodation information for current students

The accommodation available to you as an exchange student will depend on the duration of your exchange at Aston University. Please read the information below carefully.

Our exchange students are split into two categories:

- Full year students (September - June)

- Teaching Period 1 (September - Jan) or Teaching Period 2 (Jan - June) students

Full Year Exchange Students

We guarantee Aston University campus accommodation to the first 30 full year (September – June) Erasmus and Exchange student applicants, on a first-come first-served basis, fulfilling the criteria set out below:

  • You apply to Aston University as a full time exchange student for the full academic year by the 20th June 2018
  • Aston University have confirmed your application by the 1st July 2018
  • You have applied for accommodation through the online portal by the 10th July 20168

Undergraduate applicants can choose from a 42 week accommodation only or a 51 week catered accommodation contract for Postgraduate. Further details can be found on our website.

We will inform you whether you have been successful by the 31st July 2018

Please note: Aston Student Village are unable to confirm any remaining on-campus availability to exchange students until the beginning of October 2018

One Teaching Period Only Exchange Students

Aston University guarantees ASV accommodation to the first 20 part year (one semester) Erasmus and Exchange student applicants each semester, fulfilling the criteria set out below:

- They apply to Aston University as a part year exchange student for the 1st semester (September 2018 to January 2019) by 18th June 2018.

- Aston University has confirmed their application by the 2nd July 2018.

- They have applied for accommodation through the online portal by the 27th July 2018.

These same 20 rooms will be available for 20 starters on the exchange programme in January 2019 by booking through Unite Students.         

Students can find out about alternative accommodation options available by clicking here. We also recommend that students contact Aston Student Homes (ASH) by email at astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk for advice and guidance about seeking off-campus accommodation.

General Advice

Birmingham is fortunate in that it boasts a wide variety of alternative accommodation for students that are well connected by bus and rail links. However, there are still a number of things to take into consideration when seeking off-campus accommodation. Short term lets are not as easy to find as long term lets. Please seek advice and start your search early. 

Alternative off-campus accommodation types:

  • Private student halls
  • Shared house
  • Flats/Studios
  • Homestay Landlords

 We recommend that you search for your accommodation in advance, in particular if you are looking for shared/private housing. We recommend that you arrive in the UK early so that you can view properties and make arrangements in person. 

If you look outside AstonStudentHomes for accommodation, please be careful which accommodation agencies you use in your search.  It is against the Law in the UK 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.

Please remember that the University cannot recommend off-campus accommodation properties, but provides a list to help guide your search with the information available from staff at ARC. It is your responsibility to secure accommodation and find out what options may be available to you.