The University of Birmingham and Egypt

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Egypt. A growing number of Egyptian students are studying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Birmingham in a range of disciplines.

Entry requirements
Visits to Egypt
Student life at Birmingham
Birmingham alumni activities in Egypt
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.


Students who have achieved an average of 85% in the Thanawiyan or the Al-Azhar General Secondary School Certificate (to include 85% in Maths for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway) will be considered for entry to the Foundation Programme before progressing to their chosen undergraduate degree programme.

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 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject and from a recognised university will be considered for postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham.

English Language

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

Visits to Egypt

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 Egypt

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 Egypt is Alexa Haslam. To contact Alexa with your questions, please email

University of Birmingham Representatives in Egypt

The University of Birmingham's representatives in Egypt can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process.

GESCO for Academic Services
1st Floor
Building Number 20
Yajooz Street
Tel: +962 65354424 - 65354166 - 65354262
Fax: +962 65354383

IDP Education Pty Ltd
31 Omar Bekir St. off Othman Bin Affan St.
7th floor Office# 601, Heliopolis
Nozha, Cairo
Tel: +202 22416204/7, +202 22416308
Fax: +202 26389905

British Council offices in Egypt

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.



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