Many countries have a different education system to the UK. For students who need to improve their English language ability before commencing their studies, we offer Presessional English courses. For more information on our English and pre-sessional programmes, please visit our English for International Students Unit website.
The University of Birmingham offers a new foundation programme for international students who require a further year of study before beginning an undergraduate degree programme.
Applications for undergraduate programmes in the UK are made through an organisation called the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Prospective students make their applications online and UCAS forward the application on to the relevant universities on the student's behalf. You are able to apply via UCAS from the September previous to the year that you want to start. Please visit the UCAS website for more detailed information. More on our undergraduate pages.
Postgraduate applications are made directly to the University. The University of Birmingham does not charge application fees for its postgraduate degrees. Find out more on Postgraduate Taught courses.
Doctoral research students
Doctoral Research applications are made directly to the University. The University of Birmingham does not charge application fees for its postgraduate degrees. Find out more on Doctoral Research opportunities.
Study abroad and exchanges
Please see the Study Abroad and Exchanges section to find out how to apply for the Birmingham Study Abroad Programme or the Exchange student programme.