University of Birmingham and USA

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from the USA.

We currently have 95 American students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses across our five academic colleges; from Law and Shakespeare to Robotics and Biosciences.

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.

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

High School Graduation Diploma with 'good'/grade B/GPA 3.0 average, to include grade B in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway or grade B in Biology for our MLGS pathway that progresses to a Biology focused degree

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.


Students must hold a High School Diploma with an overall GPA score of 3.0 or above

  • Plus SAT 1 with a minimum of 1800 (at least 1900 for subjects where standard offer is AAB or higher)

    New redesigned (2016) SAT score minimum 1290 (minimum 1350 where standard offer is AAB or higher); 

    or ACT Composite Score of 27 or above. 
  • Plus 3 AP subjects (minimum of 2 UCAS AP Programme Group A subjects required) with a score of 4 - 5 depending upon chosen course requirements; 

    or 3 SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) with a minimum score of 650 in each 

    or a combination of AP Subjects (UCAS Group A subjects only) and SAT Subject Tests equalling 3 subjects in total.

Students who have not completed the above would normally be expected to have completed at least one year at an accredited US College or University.


We are registered with ACT, therefore if you wish to provide your qualifications to us you can find our details on their website.


The University will consider students who hold an Honours degree from a recognised institution in the USA with a GPA of at least 3.0.

Please note that some subjects which are studied at postgraduate level in the USA, eg, Medicine and Law, are traditionally studied at undergraduate level in the UK.

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 USA


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

Contact us

If you have any questions in regards to the above, please email Carl Adaway, or you can also join our North America community and like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

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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