We have been welcoming international students onto our campus since our inception in 1900 - and with almost 5,000 international students from over 150 different countries, we now boast one of the largest and most vibrant international student communities in the UK.
The mix of people, nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment, ensuring that our students, academic staff and partners across the world benefit from the experience that the University of Birmingham has to offer.
Support for international students
Studying in the UK as an international student can be a daunting prospect. In the School of Government and Society, to ensure that your time here is as comfortable as possible.
Birmingham International Academy
Our Foundation Pathways at the University of Birmingham combine the highest standards of one of Britain’s leading global universities with a fully integrated student experience. Designed for international students who require a preparatory year prior to UK undergraduate study, the foundation programme is equivalent in learning to year 13 of the UK education system.
Our history of welcoming international students means that we understand the type of support you need to settle in to life as a student in a country away from home. From our International Student's Advisory Service to our English for International Students Unit, you can be assured of a great experience whilst you study.
Latest International student profiles
More student profiles in the School of Government and Society
International students at the University of Birmingham:
Students from Indonesia
Students from Brunei
Students from Thailand
Students from Vietnam
Students from Malaysia
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