When is the January start date?
The start date is proposed as 7 January 2016, to include induction. Teaching will commence on 11 January 2016.
You will be able to check into your accommodation from 3 January 2016, and with the help of your Customer Service Manager, will be able to familiarise yourself with your surroundings.
The course will be completed in time for the students to start their undergraduate programme in September.
Term dates for 2015 - 2016 to be advised soon.
When is the deadline for applications for a January start?
The deadline date for applications is 7 November 2015.
How do I apply for the January programme?
All applications will be via the online BFA application form, you will be able to choose between the two programme options: January or September. (This function will be live shortly; only September is an option currently.)
You will need to:
Detail your academic qualifications so far or predicted grades in the examinations you are currently studying for,
write a short personal statement explaining your motivation for applying,
Choose the Pathway and undergraduate degree you want to study upon completion.
Once you have submitted your application form you will receive an instant acknowledgement which will provide you with your University ID number, which you must quote in all correspondence. You will then be sent a further acknowledgement email confirming receipt of your application.
How do I apply for my accommodation?
You are guaranteed a place in University accommodation; it will be arranged for all January applicants, provided you have applied by Monday 30 November 2015.
Once you have received an offer of a place to study here, you will need to apply for your accommodation online. You will need your student ID and an email address to apply.
Please note: There is no application fee and no obligation to come to Birmingham at this stage.
LIVING, the University's Accommodation Service, will then send you an offer of accommodation once you have met all of the conditions of your offer and become unconditional. The offer of accommodation will contain instructions on how to accept your accommodation and how to set up payments.
You will also need to make a pre-payment of £550 when you accept your offer of accommodation in full at the start of the year, or in instalments. You can pay for your accommodation using our Western Union Bank Transfer platform, ensuring your payments arrives in full and on time.
How will I extend my visa for my undergraduate degree?
Students on a Tier 4 one-year visa studying the January programme will be able to apply for the extension of their visa for their undergraduate programme in the normal way.
Please see further information about applying for a visa, within the full list of frequently asked questions.