Why choose the BFA?

The Birmingham Foundation Academy (BFA) welcomes 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 Birmingham Foundation Academy 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 at the BFA, as well as other opportunities to embrace student life.

The BFA student experience videoOur BFA 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 BFA offers an inspirational learning experience, where you will be taught by Birmingham academics at the forefront of their research.



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

Our accommodation

Dedicated support


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

Our support

Why choose the BFA?

Why you should choose the Birmingham Foundation Academy

Find out how studying at the BFA will benefit you in your foundation and undergraduate studies.

The benefits of studying here

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