The University of Birmingham and Russia

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Russia. There are currently Russian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects.   The University has a profile in Russian

Entry requirements
Visits to Russia
Student life at Birmingham 
Birmingham alumni activities in Russia
Contact us 
Representatives in your country

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 the Abitur 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.


For entry to our foundation programme we would consider applications from students who have obtained an average grade of 4 (out of 5) in the аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (Attestat o (Polnom) Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii) (Certificate of Secondary Education), to include grade 4 in Maths for EPS pathway.

Please visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy website for more information.


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 Диплом Бакалавра (Bakalavr) degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 from recognised universities in Russia may be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes/MPhil degrees.

Holders of a good Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) or Диплом Магистра (Magistr) degree from recognised universities in Russia (minimum GPA of 4.0) will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes/PhD study.

English Language

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. See the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.



International Postgraduate scholarships

The International Postgraduate scholarships are awards offered to one year masters overseas students.

MSc Business Scholarships

Birmingham Business School offers a scholarship to a Russian student on a business MSc programme worth £5,000 contribution to tuition fees.

For full information please see the Scholarships section.

Visits to Russia

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.

Student life at Birmingham

There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it. To hear what student life is like for our students, have a look at what our students say. Also, if you are unable to travel to campus yourself, visit our You Tube Channel to watch films of our beautiful campus.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK.

Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

For a full list of student societies please visit the Birmingham Guild of Students website.

Birmingham alumni activities in Russia

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the University at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you.

You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Russia is Alexa Haslam. To contact Alexa with your questions, please email

University of Birmingham Representatives in Russia

British Council offices in Russia

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.