University of Birmingham and France

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from France. There are currently 131 French 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.

Undergraduate

Holders of the Baccalauréat Général / Baccalauréat Technologique (BTn) / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degr and Diplôme de l'Enseignement du Second Degr / Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB) will be considered with the following grade equivalencies: 

A*AA: 15/20 
AAA-AAB: 14/20 
ABB - BBB: 13/20 

Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB) 

A*AA: 14/20 
AAA-AAB: 13/20 
ABB - BBB: 12/20 

Specifc subject requirements: 
A* = 15/20 
A = 14/20 
B = 12/20 

English proficiency: 14 (bien) in English 

We will consider holders of the European Baccalaureate (EB) with the following grade equivalencies: 

A*AA - 88 
AAA - 85 
AAB - 80 
ABB - 77 
BBB - 75 

Subject specific requirement: 
A* - 9 
A - 8 
B - 7

Postgraduate

Holders of a good three-year Licence from a recognised French university or Grande École, a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (Engineer's Diploma) or Diplôme from an École Superieure de Commerce/Gestion/Politique, with a minimum overall grade of 13 out of 20, bien, for 2:1 equivalence, or 11.5 out of 20, assez bien, for 2:2 equivalence, or a Maîtrise from a recognised French university or Grande École with a minimum overall grade of 13 out of 20 for 2:1 equivalence, or 11 out of 20 for 2:2 equivalence, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (Engineer's Diploma) or Diplôme from an École Superieure de Commerce/Gestion/Politique with a minimum overall grade of 13 out of 20, or a Maîtrise from a recognised French university or Grande École with a minimum overall grade of 13 out of 20, or a Magistère / Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Specialisées / Mastère Specialis or Masters degree from a recognised French university or Grande École will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

In addition to the standard qualifications that we accept as proof of English language proficiency, the University accepts the following as proof of English language for students from France for undergraduate and postgraduate entry:

14 (bien) in English in the Baccalauréat Général / Baccalauréat Technologique (BTn) / Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement du Second Degr / Diplôme de l'Enseignement du Second Degr / Option International du Baccalauréat (OIB)

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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PG Funding Database

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Key email contacts

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to: admissions@bham.ac.uk

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: studyabroad@bham.ac.uk 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to: c.e.pattison@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham representatives in France

The University of Birmingham representative in France is SforStudy.

SforStudy

Bureau Région Parisienne et Nord
Tel: +33 (0)6 17 49 48 47
Email: julie.g@sforstudy.fr
Web: www.sforstudy.com

Bureau Régions Centre, Limousin & Auvergne
Tel: +33 960 00 83 13, +33 678 21 68 48
Email: douglas.s@sforstudy.fr
Web: www.sforstudy.com

Bureau Sud Ouest
Tel: +33 668 54 22 62
Email: frederic.v@sforstudy.com
Web: www.sforstudy.com

Bureau Sud-Est
Tel: +33 679 34 54 49
Email: simon.m@sforstudy.com
Web: www.sforstudy.com

Visits to France

The Postgraduate Recruitment team, academic staff and current students represent the University at study and careers fairs across the UK and the EU. Find full details of our next postgraduate visits.

British Council

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.