University of Birmingham and India

The University has a long and proud history of engaging with India. We welcomed the first students from India to our Edgbaston Campus in 1909 to study for degrees in Mining and in Commerce. Since then we have provided education for more than 1000 Indian alumni, including high ranking government officials who study Public Policy in the International Development Department.  There are currently over 130 Indian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects.

The student experience

Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.


Find out more about scholarships and financial support.

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. 

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

An average of 65% in the Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate, with at least 65% in mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway, for ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Board.

All other boards require 70% overall, with 70% in mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway. If you have achieved 75% or above in English Language from the ICSE, CBSE or West Bengal State Board, you will not be required to take an additional English language proficiency test (for the 4-year programme).

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.



Holders of the Indian Standard XII with an overall score of 75%, or higher will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. Please see grade equivalencies below. 

AAA = 80% to 90% depending on exam board

AAB = 75% to 85% depending on exam board

ABB/BBB = 75% to 80% depending on exam board


Either: A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)

Or: A three year Bachelors degree (first class) from recognised institutions in India.

For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.

For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.

English Language

Applicants with appropriate grades in Standard XII English (English Core/English Elective/Functional English in CBSE) do not require additional SELT qualifications.

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



How to apply

How to apply video

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!


Accommodation at the University of Birmingham

Find out more about student accommodation. The University has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every need making Birmingham feel like a home away from home.

Alumni in India


The University has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Find out more about Birmingham alumni activities in Bahrain by clicking on the picture above.

Contact us 

Remember to check our events page for forthcoming recruitment activities. We also have a Facebook page, which has details of upcoming events and is an opportunity for you to interact with students.

Get in touch

The University of Birmingham have an office in New Delhi and our team - Aprajita Kalra (Country Officer) and Pinkyla Wazilingpa (Executive Assistant) -  will be happy to answer any queries you might have. Please telephone the India Office directly on +91 11 2370 6237/38 or send an email

University of Birmingham (India Office) 

1007 Mercantile House

15, Kasturba Gandhi Marg

New Delhi - 110 001


Tel. +91 11 23706237/38

Fax +91 11 23706243


Birmingham representatives in India

Aspire Overseas Education Pvt. Ltd
293, Satya Niketan
South Campus Delhi University
New Delhi - 110021

Ph: +91-11-2410 9844


The Chopras Ltd
Head Office
Chiranjiv Towers
43, Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Offices also in North Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawada.

Ph: +91-11-4160 8466, 26478940, 26280600, 26414164/65, 26445195, 2628036


Global Reach
Head Office
Unit 7, The Millennium
235/2A AJC Bose Road
Kolkata - 700 020

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Patna and Salt Lake.

Ph: +91 33 2283 5537


IDP Education India
Head Office
Suite No 610 - 616, 6th Floor, International Trade Tower
Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gujarat, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara.

Ph: +91 11 4867 4900


Krishna Consultants
Head Office
Krishna Plot no 10/2
Behind Infotech Tower
Parsodi, Nagpur - 440022

Offices also in  Raipur, Rohini, Kolhapur and Delhi. 

Ph: +91 712 2222061 /62/63 or +91 9860540220


Trivedi Consultants
1-2, Aum Jaydeep Heights
N.S. Road No. 1, JVPD, Juhu
Vile Parle (West)
Mumbai - 400056

Ph: +91-0-22 2663 6600


Visits to India

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.

For further information about the India Office please see the welcome video below:

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Hong Kong Education UK Schools Roadshow 2014

22 - 26/09/2014
Hong Kong
Exhibitions, International, Students

South Korea October 2014

04 - 12/10/2014
Seoul, South Korea
Exhibitions, International, Students

Taiwan October 2014

17 - 23/10/2014
Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei, Taiwan
Exhibitions, International, Students

China October 2014

18 - 25/10/2014
Beijing, China, Shanghai
Exhibitions, International, Students

Japan October 2014

22 - 28/10/2014
Japan, Osaka, Tokyo
Exhibitions, International, Students
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