The Birmingham Foundation Academy offers an outstanding opportunity for international learners to enter the university environment one year before the start of a UK undergraduate degree programme. It can be your pathway to successful studies at Birmingham or other top UK universities
With more than a century of academic excellence, the University of Birmingham has a global reputation and long experience of welcoming students from across the world.
As a student at the Birmingham Foundation Academy, you will be fully immersed in student life at the University and will be a greatly valued member of the student community. You will live and study alongside our undergraduate and postgraduate students, free to take advantage of our wide range of academic, sporting and cultural facilities.
The Birmingham Foundation Academy offers you a range of distinctive benefits:
You will be taught entirely on the University’s renowned Edgbaston campus
You will have the choice of academic modules, taught by respected Birmingham academics
You will be a fully integrated member of our student community, with access to all
You will have the opportunity to live in the University’s newest residence on campus
A Residence Life Co-ordinator will live on-site and be your first point of contact for all your welfare concerns
You will be supported through your adjustment to University life by a professional team who understand your needs
You will be taught in English and will be mixing with students from all over the world. You will be constantly improving your academic, linguistic and cultural skills, and by the end of the programme you will be fully prepared for UK student life.
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Hui Li, BCom Commerce and MSc International Marketing, from China "The University of Birmingham enjoys a great world-wide reputation. It is one of the most popular British universities and it was an honour to be part of it. The facilities at the University are very comprehensive and help is available for both study and student life. I do not think I could achieve any of this as easily in a Chinese university."