The Birmingham Foundation Academy has students from all over the world. There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it.
To hear what student life is like for our Birmingham Foundation Academy students, have a look at what our students say. Also, if you are unable to travel to campus yourself, visit our You Tube Channel to watch films of our beautiful campus.
The above photograph is of our BFA football team, Mason Rangers. This group was founded by one of our current students called Tresna, who studiedyeing the CoSS Pathway.
Students' quotes to describe their experiences...
Minh Duc Do (BFA student from Vietnam)
"The staff are really helpful and always ready to listen to your problems. Moreover the teachers are funny, which makes classes quite interesting. Lastly there are many small trips around the UK to help us to get to know each other "
Tiara Utomo (BFA student from Indonesia)
"The Birmingham Foundation Academy really helps me to improve my English. It not only teaches us about the modules we need for next year but also the study skills such as writing skills and criticial thinking. The BFA helps prepare students to adapt to University life; so that students will be prepared and able to survive for the next 3 years in the University"
Luis Perez Ortiz (BFA student from Mexico) "As a Mexican intending to study as an undergraduate in the UK, you'll likely to find it necessary to go through a Foundation year to undertake further study. The Foundation year at UoB has the advantage of being "integrated", which allows you to advance to your degree of choice by simply meeting the progression requirements. The people are friendly and you'll meet other International students who will also be looking for friends, unless you want to, you can't end up lonely."
The video below features our Birmingham Foundation Academy (BFA) students talking about their teaching and learning experiences and give their advice to you.
Please see some photographs of our Birmingham Foundation Academy students throughout their year of study below: