University of Birmingham and Sierra Leone

The University has a long tradition of welcoming students from Sierra Leone. We currently have a growing number of students at Birmingham studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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.

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships for
international students
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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 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.

Students from Sierra Leone need to meet the standard English requirements for international students.

Foundation Pathways

Applicants who possess high school leaving qualifications equivalent to UK A levels will not normally be considered eligible for the Foundation Pathways. However, if you choose to take a Foundation Pathway as an adjustment year, you would be required to have the West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC) or Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate (COHSC) with five high passes at B/4 or above, to include Maths for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway or Biology for the MLGS pathway that progresses to a Biology focused degree.

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.

Undergraduate

The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), West African Higher School Certificate (WAHSC), Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate COHSC), or a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our Foundation Pathways, for entrance to undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate

Students who hold a Bachelor (Honours) degree from a recognised institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0 (or a score of 60-69% or B+) from a well ranked institution will be considered for Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees.

Students who have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.

English Language

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

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.

Support

Student support

As an International student, you will be met with a warm welcome at the University of Birmingham. There is support available for everything from obtaining your visa to public transport

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Sierra Leone is Andy Hammond.

To contact Andy with your questions, please email international@bham.ac.uk

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.
For all international visits please check our events page.

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