International students


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. 

Birmingham Foundation Academy
If you are highly motivated and have an excellent academic record but you don’t meet the entry requirements for our undergraduate programmes, the Birmingham Foundation Academy is your pathway to successful undergraduate study at Birmingham or other top UK universities. 


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

Lauren Boon, International Relations with French (Year Abroad)

I spent the third year of my degree studying abroad, at France Sciences Po, in Lyon, France.

Evgeniya Chalakova, International Relations with German (Year Abroad)

As part of the study abroad scheme I spent the third year of my degree studying in Berlin, Germany at the Free University of Berlin.
Sarah Heta - A Day in the Life of an International Relations Student

Sarah Heta - A Day in the Life of an International Relations Student

Current undergraduate Sarah Heta take you on a tour of a typical day in the life of an International Relations student at the University of Birmingham.

More student profiles in the School of Government and Society

Further information

Find out more about what the University of Birmingham can offer: 


International students at the University of Birmingham:

Students from Indonesia


Students from Brunei


Students from Thailand


Students from Vietnam


Students from Malaysia