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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) ONLY 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 2016
  • Aston University have confirmed your application by the 1st July 2016
  • You have applied for accommodation through the online portal by the 10th July 2016.

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 2016.

Please note: Aston Student Village are unable to confirm any remaining on-campus availability to exchange students until the beginning of October 2016.

One Teaching Period Only Exchange Students

Exchange students registering for either Teaching Period 1 (September – January) or Teaching Period 2 (January – June) will not be able to live on campus. We do, however, provide support for seeking alternative accommodation in Birmingham.

Students can find out about accommodation options available by clicking here. We also recommend that students contact the Advice & Representation Centre (ARC) by email at arc@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.