University of Birmingham and Austria

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Austria. There are currently 13 Austrian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Entry requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Birmingham Foundation Academy

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.


Holders of the Matura/Reifeprüfung with a minimum overall score of 'pass with distinction' (mit gutem Erfolg bestanden) and subject grades between 2-1/5 (gut-sehr gut - good-very good) will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. 

Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements: 

Holders of the Matura/Reifeprüfung will be considered with the following grade equivalencies: 

A*AA - 1 overall plus 1, 1, 2 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
AAA - 1 overall plus 1, 2, 2 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
AAB - 1 overall plus 222 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
ABB - BBB - 2 overall plus 222 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 

Subject specific grade equivalencies: 
A* - 1 
A - 1.5 
B - 2 

English requirement: 2/5 (gut) in English (both written and oral examinations)


Holders of a Diplom, a Diplomstudium/Magister or a three-year Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 2.0-2.9 out of 5 for 2:1 equivalency or 3.0-3.5 for 2:2 equivalency, or a high-scoring Fachhochschuldiplom (FH) from a recognised Austrian Fachhochschule, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a good four-year Diplomstudium/Magister from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 2.0-2.9 out of 5, or a Masters degree, will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

English Language

You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.


The British Council Studying in the UK guide (83.6KB) provides useful guidance and FAQs for EU students who are interested in studying in the UK.

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