University of Birmingham and Germany

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Germany. There are currently 96 German 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 Abitur/Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife, Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with a good overall score between 2-1/6 (gut-sehr gut - good-very good) and/or subject grades of 11-13/15 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:

A*AA: 1.2 overall in the Abitur
AAA: 1.3 overall in the Abitur
AAB: 1.5 overall in the Abitur
ABB: 1.8 overall in the Abitur
BBB: 2.0 overall in the Abitur

Specific subject requirements:

A = 13/15
B = 11/15

English proficiency: 10 (gut) in English

Please note: For applicants taking the Fachhochschulreife, we wouldn’t normally accept this qualification for entry to undergraduate programmes.


Holders of a good three-year Bachelor degree, a Magister Artium, a Diplom or an Erstes Staatsexamen from a recognised university, or a good Fachhochschuldiplom from a Fachhochschule (university of applied sciences), with a minimum GPA of 2.9 (gut) for 2:1 equivalency will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a Magister Artium, a Diplom or an Erstes Staatsexamen from a recognised university with a minimum GPA of 2.9 (gut), or a good two-year Lizentiat / Aufbaustudium / Zweites Staatsexamen or a Masters degree from a recognised university, 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.

How to apply

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Postgraduate Funding Database

The University of Birmingham offers a range of postgraduate scholarships for students. You can search the latest funding opportunities using our postgraduate funding database.

Key email contacts

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to:

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to:

Birmingham representatives in Germany

The University of Birmingham’s representatives in Germany are IEC Online and College Contact

IEC online are based in Berlin and College Contact in Muenster.

Their contact details can be found below:

IEC Online GmbH – International Education Centre

International Education for Global Minds
Marienstr. 19/20, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Tel: +49-30-204586-87, Fax: +49-30-20458688,

College Contact GmbH

Hammer Str. 39,  48153 Muenster,  Germany

Phone: +49 251 14989380,  Fax: +49 251 14989385


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.