Recruiting international students

The University of Birmingham has been welcoming international students since 1900. Today we have one of the largest international communities in the UK with over 4,500 students from 150 countries worldwide choosing to study with us.

Our international profile

Chinese Student at the University of BirminghamBirmingham is developing its international profile rapidly. We already have permanent representation in China, India and the United States. We are using these links to build partnerships that will enhance our research, internationalise the educational experience that we offer and develop a global perspective amongst our staff and students.

An ability to operate across the globe will be what distinguishes the Birmingham graduate, academic and professional of the future. In addition, 27% of our academic staff are non-UK nationals, demonstrating that Birmingham attracts the brightest talent to its academic community from around the globe.

International students studying at Birmingham

The list below details the highest numbers of students studying at Birmingham

  1. China
  2. Iran
  3. Malaysia
  4. Nigeria
  5. India
  6. Canada
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Taiwan Thailand
  9. Korea (South)
  10. Vietnam

Find out more

To enquire further about recruiting international students or UK/EU students for posts abroad, please contact Sue Welland, Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8180, Email:

We have produced a short information guide (PDF - 502KB) to recruiting international students, which provides key information about benefits to your company, and issues regarding visas.


For general enquiries please contact: