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Student accommodation in Harborne, Birmingham

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Queen’s Park Birmingham


Harborne Nature Reserve


The Plough


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University of Birmingham


Queen’s Park Birmingham


Harborne Nature Reserve


The Plough


University Station


University of Birmingham


About student living in Harborne


You can get to the Birmingham City University south campus in just ten minutes on the bus from Harborne student houses. Similarly, the University of Birmingham is just a twenty-minute bus ride away. The University train station is a short walk away, making it easy to get around the wider city.


Harborne is full of open green spaces for you to enjoy. Play some sport or go for a run at Ravenhurst Playing Fields, or go for a picnic at Lightwoods Park. Relax on the grass at Queen’s Park Birmingham, or take in the beautiful natural scenery at Seven Tree Forest.

Food and Drink

Student accommodation in Harborne is close by to a selection of restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes. Head to The Bun and Barrel for delicious burgers and beers, or Gabriels for fish and chips. Fans of outdoor dining can enjoy brunch at The Plough in the beautiful outdoor space or savour a pint in the sun at the Hop Garden.


Harborne student houses are perfect for active students. Try for a hole-in-one at Harbone Golf Club or go for a swim at Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre. You can also enjoy the gym or sign up for one of many group workout classes. Or, take a walk around Harborne Nature Reserve to soak in some wildlife.


You’ll never have to stray too far from student houses in Harborne to pick up your essentials, with a Sainsbury’s Local, a Co-op, and a Home Bargains close by. Plus, there are lots of shops to explore on Harborne High Street from chains to independent boutiques.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Harborne has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Harborne student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Harborne and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Harborne

Is Harborne a student area?

Harborne is a popular student area, close to the city centre, the University of Birmingham, and Birmingham City University. There is a lot of demand for Harborne student houses.

Is Harborne a nice place to live?

Harborne is a great place to live with lots of green spaces, convenient transport links, and plenty of hospitality venues to enjoy.

Where is Harborne?

Harborne is an area in southwest Birmingham, close to Edgbaston and Selly Oak.

Is Harborne safe?

Current and former residents have reported feeling safe in the area so you should feel secure living in student accommodation in Harborne.

Does Harborne have a train station?

Harborne used to have a railway station but it closed to the public in 1934. Now the closest train station to Harborne is University Station.

Does the University of Birmingham have accommodation?

The University of Birmingham has three accommodation villages. Typically, students will live in halls of residence in their first year and will then move into independent student houses in Harborne and the surrounding areas for their second and third years.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Harborne are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Harborne can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Harborne are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Birmingham.

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