University of Birmingham and the United Arab Emirates

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from the United Arab Emirates. We currently have students from the UAE following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University, and receive a number of students sponsored by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates.

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. 

Foundation Pathways

Students leaving high school with the Tawjihiyya with 85% or above will be considered for the foundation programme (plus 85% or above in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway or 85% or above in Biology for our MGLS pathway that progresses to a Biology focused degree).
For further information see the Birmingham International 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 International Academy, for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 


Holders of a good four year honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 75% from a recognised university, will be considered for postgraduate study at Birmingham. PhD applications will be considered on an individual basis.

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 the UAE


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

Our students from the Middle East tell you more about what it is like to study at the University of Birmingham!

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 the UAE 

The University of Birmingham contact for the UAE is Joanne Evans.  

To contact Joanne with your questions, please email or you can 'Like' our Middle East Facebook page

The University of Birmingham's representatives in the UAE 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. 

IDP Education Dubai

Office No.104
Century Plaza Building
Jumeirah 1, P.O. Box 50085
Dubai. UAE
Tel: +971 4 344 6814
Fax: +971 4 3446817

IDP Education Abu Dhabi 
1802 Union National Bank Building
Airport Road (Corniche Side)
P.O. Box 32919
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 622 8367 / +971 2 622 8368
Fax: +971 2 622 8369

The 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.


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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