University of Birmingham and Belgium

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Belgium. There are currently 30 Belgian 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 "Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur Diplôme de l'Examen d'Admission" will be considered with the following grade equivalencies: 
A*AA - 80% 
AAA- 78% 
AAB - 75% 
ABB 73% 
BBB - 70% 

Subject specific requirements: 
A* - 85% 
A - 80% 
B - 70% 

Holders of the "Diplôme de l'Examen d'Admission or Diplôme d'Acces aux Etudes Supérieures" 
A*AA - 16 
AAA- 15.5 
AAB - 15 
ABB - 14.5 
BBB - 14 

Subject specific requirements: 
A* - 18 
A - 16 
B - 14 

English requirement: 75%


Holders of a three-year Bachelors degree or a Licencié/Licentiaat from a recognised university or haute ecole/hogeschule with a minimum overall grade of Avec distinction/Met onderscheiding (70% or 14/20) for 2:1 equivalence, or Avec Satisfaction/Met voldoening (60% or 12/20) for 2:2 equivalence, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a good Licencié/Licentiaat from a recognised university or haute ecole/hogeschule with a minimum overall grade of Avec distinction/Met onderscheiding (approximately 70% or 14/20), a good Diplôme d’Etudes Complémentaires/Gediplomeerde in de Aanvullende Studiën, or a Masters degree from a recognised university or haute ecole/hogeschule 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.


How to apply

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Key email contacts

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Birmingham representatives in Belgium

The University of Birmingham has a permanent office in Brussels:

22-28 Avenue d’Auderghem/Oudergemselaan
B-1040 Brussels