UB students can choose from different kinds of accommodation, including the following:
- Halls of Residence. The UB has three halls of residence of its own and a number of private halls of residence are affiliated to the University. In total, these halls house around 2,000 students and are designed to cater specifically to students and their study requirements. Many of them are also equipped with sports facilities.
- The Viure i Conviure Program. This homeshare program promotes and encourages supportive relationships between generations by providing students who want to live close to the UB with a room in an elderly person's house or flat, in exchange for their company. The program is for students under the age of thirty who do not have accommodation or a job in Barcelona.
- Options provided by the Barcelona University Centre (BCU). The BCU is a consortium that coordinates activities to promote Barcelona as an international university town. It offers accommodation for UB students and temporary visiting students through a reservations centre where people can choose from various types of accommodation: a bank of flats for young people to rent or rooms in shared flats.