University of Birmingham and Syria

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Syria. A growing number of Syrian students are studying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Birmingham in a range of disciplines.

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. 

Birmingham Foundation Academy

Students who have an overall average of 80% or above in the Thanewiyah (to include 80% or above in Mathematics for the Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway) will normally be considered for entry to the Foundation Programme before progressing to their chosen undergraduate degree programme.

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as the Birmingham Foundation Academy, for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 


Holders of a good four year honours degree from a recognised university may be considered for postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham.

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 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 Syria


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

Contact us

There are various ways to contact us, whether you need support with your application, information on living and studying in Birmingham, or visa and immigration advice.

Birmingham representatives in Syria

The University of Birmingham contact for Syria is Elijah James. 

To contact Elijah with your questions, please email 

The University of Birmingham's representatives in Syria can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process.

GESCO for Academic Services
1st Floor
Building Number 20
Yajooz Street
Tel: +962 65354424 - 65354166 - 65354262
Fax: +962 65354383

The British Council

The British Councilhas 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.


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