Birmingham Foundation Academy

Our Birmingham Foundation Academy (BFA) combines the highest standards of one of Britain’s leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience. Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to UK undergraduate study, the foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.

Successful completion of the foundation year will also guarantee you progression onto your chosen degree.  The BFA will ensure you're fully prepared for your undergraduate programme, immersing you in the university environment and giving you dedicated support in your first year in the UK.

You'll be part of a global community, living and learning at the heart of our campus, and studying with world-leading academics. If you're highly motivated and have an excellent academic record, the BFA is your pathway to successful undergraduate study at Birmingham or other top UK universities.

The BFA experience

Find out more about what it's like to study at the Birmingham Foundation Academy.

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The Pathways


Explore our available pathways and decide which is most suitable for you.


How to apply

Find out important dates and how to apply to the Birmingham Foundation Academy

How to apply

Birmingham Foundation Academy fees
BFA Entry Requirements
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