When you apply for a postgraduate course, you will need to send:
two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer). Use the Reference request form for your references.
Degree transcript(s) – originals or certified photocopies:
EU and international applicants – if you are currently studying outside the UK or have obtained your qualification(s) outside the UK
UK applicants – if you are currently studying in the UK or have obtained your qualification(s) in the UK and your university provides transcripts. If you are not a recent graduate send certified copy(s) of relevant qualifications. Please note that University of Birmingham graduates do not need to provide transcripts or copies of degree certificates.
Certificate to show competency in the English language, if English is not your first language and you have already taken a test
Personal statement, approximately one side of A4 in length, explaining why you are interested in studying on your chosen programme
If you submit an online application, please write your ID number on your supporting documents when you send them to us. You will receive an ID number by email on the day after you submit your application (apart from applications submitted on Friday, Saturday or Sunday when the email will arrive on Monday).
If you send in your supporting documents before completing the online application form, please make sure that you write your full name, email address, date of birth and the programme you are applying for on all the documents.
If you apply using the paper application form, please include, where possible, your supporting documents with the application.
You should send supporting documents to:
Aston Webb Building
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
or email email@example.com
All documents must be in English or have a certified translation. Transcripts should be either original or a certified photocopy. If you send a photocopy it must have the original certification stamp and be certified by a notary, an organisation such as the British Council, your institution or a University of Birmingham overseas representative in your country.
If you send scanned and emailed documents and are made an offer, you will be required to send certified copies or original documents as a condition of the offer.