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.
Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Arbitur from Germany or SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.
Birmingham Foundation Academy
Many students who have studied in China have followed a 12 year education system. For admission onto an Undergraduate degree programme, the University of Birmingham requires all applicants to have studied for 13 years, and therefore you may need to take a foundation year before commencing your undergraduate programme.
For entry into the Birmingham Foundation Academy, an overall grade of at least B or 80% in year 2 of Senior High School, including B or 80% in Mathematics, from the High School Graduation Examinations for the Engineering and Physical Science Pathway.
Please visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy website for more information on our foundation programmes.
Holders of the High School Certificate/Senior Middle School Graduation and a suitable foundation programme, and holders of two/three year Diplomas, with a good performance (80% average or above) from a recognised institution, will be considered for entry to undergraduate programmes.
Holders of four-year Bachelor degrees awarded by prestigious universities in China, who have attained high grades in their studies (80% average or above), will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma and Master’s level.
Candidates with three-year diplomas and substantial work experience at managerial level (five-seven years) may in some cases be considered for entry to postgraduate studies.
Holders of Master’s degrees will be considered for PhD study.