The University has a long and proud history of engaging with India. We welcomed the first students from India to our Edgbaston Campus in 1909 to study for degrees in Mining and in Commerce. Since then we have provided education for more than 1000 Indian alumni, including high ranking government officials who study Public Policy in the International Development Department. There are currently over 130 Indian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects .
Scholarships Student life at Birmingham
Birmingham alumni activities in India
Visits to India
Get in touch
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.
Holders of the Indian Standard XII with an overall score of 75%, or higher will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. Please see grade equivalencies below.
AAA = 80% to 90% depending on exam board
AAB = 75% to 85% depending on exam board
ABB/BBB = 75% to 80% depending on exam board
Students achieving an average of at least 65% in the Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate, can be considered for entry to the Birmingham Foundation Academy
A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)
A three year Bachelors degree (first class)
from recognised institutions in India.
For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.
For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.
You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. The most commonly accepted qualifications are the IELTS exam (minimum scores from 6.0-7.0) and TOEFL (minimum from 550-600 paper based, 213-250 computer based or 80-100 Internet based). Minimum requirements vary according to the chosen programme. See the English language page for specific programme requirements.
The University of Birmingham offers a range of part-fee scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For full information and to apply, please see the Scholarships 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.
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.
Current Indian student society groups at Birmingham include Indian Cultural and Bharat Parivar (Indian Family).
Bharat Parivar was set up with the objective of providing advice and guidance to new students as well as offering an informal platform for interaction. The group organises events throughout the academic calendar and provides an opportunity to students to meet their peers from India. Bharat Parivar has close links with the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, and other societies such as Tamil People and Telugu People in the UK. Bharat Parivar has also organised events in partnership with external private organisations such as National Indian Students Union (NISU), UK and Incredible India, UK. In addition to the website there is also a Facebook page.
For a full list of student societies please visit the Birmingham Guild of Students website.
The video below provides an insight from a few Indian students, discussing their own student experiences of the MSc Molecular Biotechnology course in the School of Biosciences.
Read students' memories of their time at Birmingham.
Birmingham alumni activities in India
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.
Visits to India
Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. As well as having a permanent office in New Delhi, University staff, led by Regional Manager Emma Mylett, visit India throughout the year to participate in a variety of events to provide you with a chance to meet with them. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.
Get in touch / University of Birmingham India Office
We have an office in New Delhi and our team - Aprajita Kalra (Country Officer) and Pinkyla Wazilingpa (Executive Assistant) - will be happy to answer any queries you might have. Please telephone the India Office directly on +91 11 2370 6237/38 or send an email.
University of Birmingham (India Office)
1007 Mercantile House
15, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel. +91 11 23706237/38
Fax +91 11 23706243
Remember to check our events page for forthcoming recruitment activities. We also have a Facebook page, which has details of upcoming events and is an opportunity for you to interact with students.
For further information about the Office please see the welcome video below:
University of Birmingham Representatives in India
The University of Birmingham works with a network of representatives based in cities throughout India. Click here for their contact details.
British Council offices in India
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.
For more information visit www.britishcouncil.org/india.