Why choose the Foundation Pathways?

The Foundation Pathways welcome students from all over the world. There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we want you to be a part of it.

To hear what student life is like for our Foundation Pathway students, take a look at what our students say and find out why you should choose Birmingham to study your foundation year.

Social life at the BFA videoFind out more about the social activities you can get involved in while studying the Foundation Pathways, as well as other opportunities to embrace student life.

The BFA student experience videoOur Foundation Pathway students tell us about the city of Birmingham and why they chose the University of Birmingham for their studies.

Teaching and learning at the BFA videoThe Foundation Pathways offer an inspirational learning experience, where you will be taught by Birmingham academics at the forefront of their research.



Our Foundation students are guaranteed University accommodation, with dedicated under-18 accommodation.

Our accommodation

Dedicated support


We provide Foundation students with a dedicated team, here to support you academically and socially.

Our support

Why choose Foundation Pathways?

Why you should choose the Foundation Pathways

Find out how studying Foundation Pathways will benefit you in your undergraduate studies.

The benefits of studying here

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