Study options, dates and fees

Today we have one of the largest international student communities in the UK with over 5,000 students from more than 150 countries worldwide currently studying with us.

Following the result of the EU Referendum we understand that you may have questions and concerns. We have created a dedicated web-page  with the University's latest statement regarding the referendum. You can also find there, for your further assurance, an information sheet comprising a list of frequently asked questions containing the latest available information regarding the referendum's outcomes. 

Depending on your home country and the agreement with your home university, there’s three study options available. 


We offer Erasmus exchange places for students studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

International Exchange

We offer exchange places to students studying at partner universities outside of Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

Fee-paying Non Exchange

We welcome applications from fee-paying students at universities with no existing partnership with Birmingham. You can apply online with no requirement for advance nomination. 

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View the Erasmus charter (PDF - 983Kb)

Study Abroad Options

 Erasmus ExchangeInternational Exchange Study Abroad

Flexibility to study 1 or 2 semesters

Yes   Yes Yes 

Should my home university nominate me before applying?

 Yes  Yes  No

Is housing guaranteed?

 No  Yes  Yes**

Can I transfer credits to my home university?

 Yes  Yes  Yes

Can I apply online?

 Yes  Yes  Yes

Do I pay fees for this programme?

 No*  No*  Yes

*You'll pay your home university as usual
** Non EU Students only

Study dates and fees for 2017/18

Key dates for 2016/17
  Full year AutumnSpring/Summer 
 Study Abroad nominations deadline  31 Mar  31 Mar  1 Oct
 Study Abroad application deadline  30 Apr  30 Apr  1 Nov
 Accommodation applications (once student ID received)  Apr to July  Apr to July  Nov to Dec
 Accommodation application final deadline*  31 Jul  31 July  5 Dec
 Welcome and orientation  18 Sept  18 Sept 5 Jan
 Semester begins  25 Sept  25 Sept  8 Jan
 Semester ends  15 June  8 Dec  15 June

*Please apply for Spring and Summer semester accommodation within 5 days of receiving your offer letter and student ID number

Study Abroad - non EU

September 2017 - June 2018 : £15,210
September 2017 - December 2017 : £7,605
January 2018 - June 2018 : £7,605

Study Abroad - EU

September 2017 - June 2018: £9,250
September 2017 - December 2017: £4,625
January 2018 - June 2018: £4,625

How can I apply?

For more information on the application process, including application deadlines and a step-by-step guide check out: How to Apply