How to apply In 'International students' Live ChatsWhy choose Birmingham?International studentsCareers supportHow to applySupport for international studentsEntry requirementsYour country informationFees, funding and scholarshipsImmigration and visasInformation for sponsorsInformation for International School Counsellors Back to 'International' Many countries have a different education system to the UK. Below you will find information on the different study options available to you. 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 Foundation programmes The University of Birmingham offers a new foundation programme. the Birmingham Foundation Academy, for international students who require a further year of study before beginning an undergraduate degree programme. Undergraduate students 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 or find out how to apply on our undergraduate pages Postgraduate students Postgraduate applications are made directly to the University. Find out more on our 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.