Erasmus and Exchange students

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There are three teaching periods for Erasmus and Exchange Students.

FULL YEAR (September – June)

TEACHING PERIOD 1 (September – January)

TEACHING PERIOD 2 (January – June)

FOR a full list of options, please visit the Aston Student Homes (ASH) website

ASH is the official accommodation support service for Aston students located in the Students’ Union. Please click here to start your accommodation search. If you are looking for a short let please select short let under contract type. We have checked the gas, electrical and energy performance certificates for these properties.

Here are some options you may like to consider for accommodation:
The green

www.astonsu.com/housing/abg/

The Green, managed by Aston Students’ Union, is a short walk from campus.

20 places have been set aside for Erasmus and Exchange Students. The rent is inclusive of gas, electricity, water and a free reliable high speed internet service.

TENANCY DATES 2020-21

FULL YEAR EXCHANGE

Monday 20 July 2020 – Monday 21 June 2021 (48 weeks £3407.52) WAITING LIST ONLY

TEACHING PERIOD 1 (TP1)  WAITING LIST ONLY

The let for TP1 runs from Monday 31 August 2020 to Friday 22 January 2021 (21 weeks - £1700.79). Please note that the full rent is payable in advance. 

TEACHING PERIOD 2 (TP2)  AVAILABLE

The let for TP2 runs from Monday 25 January 2021 to Monday 14 June 2021 (21 weeks - £1700.79). Please note that the full rent is payable in advance. 

If you have any questions about the accommodation please email astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk  

You can download an application form HERE.  Once completed please send it to astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk  

ASTON STUDENT VILLAGE (ASV)

www.aston.ac.uk/accommodation/new-student-first-year-accommodation

This accommodation is on campus and the University sets aside 40 rooms for full year (September – June) students and 20 rooms for TP1 and TP2 students.

TENANCY DATES

FULL YEAR EXCHANGE AVAILABLE

TEACHING PERIOD 1 AVAILABLE

11/9/20 to 23/1/21  19 weeks £144PW

TEACHING PERIOD 2 AVAILABLE

24/1/21 to 12/6/20 20 weeks £144PW

You can apply online: https://www2.aston.ac.uk/accommodation

BENTLEY HOUSE

https://thestudenthousingcompany.com/locations/birmingham/bentley-house

21 modern en-suite classic rooms available only a few minutes’ walk from campus. £163PW, rent is inclusive of gas, electricity, water and a free reliable high speed internet service.

TENANCY DATES

FULL YEAR EXCHANGE STUDENTS – please see website

TEACHING PERIOD 1 Friday 11th September 2020 – Friday 15th January 2021

TEACHING PERIOD 2 Monday 18th January 2020 – Monday 14th June 2020

  • The cost of the semester lets are £163 per week, the Semester rent is payable in full before you move in and there is a £250 advance rent that secures your room.
  • The Semester let rooms are all Classic rooms which are 13m2 on average and will be in set flats

Short term lets: The minimum stay is 4 weeks and please let us know what dates you would like to stay.

  • The cost of this is £165 per week, the Short term rent is payable in full before you move in.
  • The Short Term let rooms are all Classic rooms which are 13m2 on average

If you have any questions about the accommodation please email bentleyhouse@thestudenthousingcompany.com  

HAMCAM (Hamstead Campus)

http://www.ham-cam.com/rooms-flats/hamstead-hall/

This is a private, gated student village in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 1AP which is a short bus ride away from campus. All room prices at Hamstead Campus include heating, hot water, electricity and up to 100mb high speed internet.

TENANCY DATES

FULL YEAR EXCHANGE AVAILABLE

TEACHING PERIOD 1

27th August 2020 until 14th January 2021 (20 weeks) £85PW all inclusive 

TEACHING PERIOD 2

£85PW all inclusive dates to be confirmed. Please enquire.

To apply, please email: enquiries@ham-cam.com or phone 0044 121 554 7213

Bagot Street

https://www.collegiate-ac.com/uk-student-accommodation/birmingham/ 

TENANCY DATES

For 2020/21 TP only lets will be available on our Gold rooms

12th September 2020 until 2nd January 2021 (16 Weeks) - £159 per week 

9th January 2021 until 24th July 2021 (28 Weeks) - £155 per week 

If you have any questions about the accommodation please email bagotstreet@collegiate-ac.com or call +44 (0) 1392 231 099

LUCAS STUDIOS

www.universalstudentliving.com/properties/lucas-studios-birmingham/ 

Lucas Studios has everything you need to enjoy your university life to the fullest. Located just across the road from Aston University (5 mins walk) there is a variety of stylish studio options to choose from, and many have their own balcony or terrace to relax on. With contemporary social spaces, including a communal lounge, Lucas Studios offers unrivalled student living. All bills included. Student couples are welcome. 

Studios available: Silver £202PW. Gold Studio £212PW. Platinum Studio £220 per week. Reservation fee: £250. 

FULL YEAR EXCHANGE STUDENTS - please do enquire

TEACHING PERIOD 1 

Minimum stay 12 weeks. 

TEACHING PERIOD 2 

Minimum stay 12 weeks. 

You can apply online via their website by clicking on request a short term let. Contact: lucasstudios@universalstudentliving.com / 0203 700 9930

Accommodation for overlap TP1/TP2

We realise that registration for TP2 takes place on 20 January and therefore students need accommodation prior to 27 January. Because the University overlaps TP1 and TP2 exchange accommodation is taken by TP1 students until 27 January. However, a special rate has just been agreed with The Campanile Hotel for short term bookings for TP2 Students.

The Campanile is just 10 minute walk from Campus and is close to ABG. They have offered these fantastic rates -

  • Single room - £55.00 per night
  • Twin room with two sharing - £55.00 per night (£27.50 per person)
  • Triple room with three sharing - £70.00 per night (£23.33 per person)

Breakfast is £4.50 per person and evening meals are extra.

The staff in The Campanile are very friendly and helpful. To book or for more information please email them at sales.birmingham@campanile.com quoting "Aston Students Rate".

Another option is the Premier Inn Hotel (Birmingham City - Aston). Again it is very close to ABG and the University.  If you book it now you can get excellent rates, but as you get nearer to January the rates will go up very quickly.  To book the Premier Inn or get a price please see - https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/home.html

You can also check our messageboard to see if there are any suitable short term options available as this is where students post messages to find a replacement if they need to vacate early: You would be taking over a tenancy from another student so please double check the dates and terms and conditions. It is best to make arrangements via the student AND the accommodation provider to ensure you have followed the correct procedure. If you take on a tenancy (contract) for longer than the period you need, you are liable for that entire period unless you find a suitable replacement tenant. This can be tricky so please be careful. 

Alternatively, you can try Birmingham Central Backpackers Hostel if you are on a very tight budget. However, this option is for students who are very confident and have travelled a lot. It is a hostel and you may be sharing a dormitory style room with quite a few people that you don't know. It’s about a 15-20 minute walk from campus.

https://www.hostelworld.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Birmingham-Central-Backpackers-181256461910001/

You can also contact Sam and Gill in the Aston Student Homes Office (astonstudenthomes@aston.ac.uk) if you have any further questions or concerns.

Ideally we recommend that you do not transfer or hand over any money until you are in the UK and have seen the property/room for yourself. For this reason we suggest that you arrive early to give yourself time to view properties and areas of Birmingham. Some of our international students prefer to stay in temporary hostel / hotel accommodation while they are looking for somewhere more permanent to live. This helps to prevent any issues or disappointment. For tips on how to avoid rental scams please click here.