Accommodation at South & City College Birmingham

We recognise it can be difficult living in a new country and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our dedicated international team will always be on hand, from your initial enquiry and throughout your time in the UK.

Throughout the application process we will offer you support with things such as finding accommodation and what to expect when you arrive in the UK. At your enrolment appointment we will answer any questions you may have and help you to get settled.

The team will be on hand throughout your course, available on the helpdesk at Digbeth Campus, and can direct you to other sources of support available at the college or externally where appropriate.


When you have accepted a place on a course you will need to think about where you are going to live. We understand it can be a daunting experience when you are coming to study in a foreign country, especially if it's your first time living away from home. We therefore try to provide as much support as possible to make it a smooth transition for you.

The international team will provide you with information about the different accommodation options in Birmingham. You will need to consider a number of things, including:

  • Your budget
  • Your accommodation preference
  • Your journey to college – how long will it take and what kind of transport will you use

There are three main types of accommodation available in Birmingham:

  • Halls of residence (£110-£150 per week)
  • Homestay - living with a family (£85-£120 per week)
  • Student house (£80-£100 per week)

The prices above are designed as a guide only. When you are ready to explore the options please contact us for an accommodation list. This will include details of agencies who can help you to arrange your accommodation.

The college does not own or endorse any residential accommodation. The prices listed above are a rough guide price. When you are ready to explore your options in more detail please contact us for a list of local accommodation providers. Please note that the college does not accept any responsibility in relation to the actions of the accommodation providers who operate independently to the college.