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
For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.
The University will consider students who have taken A level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entrance to undergraduate programmes.
Students educated in the Philippine system require at least two years post-high school education at a recognised institution before entering a Bachelor's degree programme at Birmingham.
Many students who have studied in the Philippines have followed a 12 year education system. For admission onto an undergraduate degree programme, the University of Birmingham requires all applicants to have studied for 13 years, and therefore you may need to take a foundation year before commencing your undergraduate programme.
We will consider students for entry to the Birmingham Foundation Academy who have completed their first year at a recognised institution in the Philippines and obtained good grades in all subject areas.
For more information please visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy website
Holders of a very good Bachelors degree from a recognised institution GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or 2.5/5 at the University of the Philippines), plus either a Masters degree or relevant work experience, will be considered for entry for postgraduate study.
Holders of a postdoctoral qualification from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.