We offer the Study Abroad Programme both with and without English. Details of both programmes including entry requirements, fees, start dates and application procedures can be found below.
Study Abroad Programme
Start date: September or January
Native speaker of English or English Language qualification equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (7.0 for Law)
Completed at least one year of university study
Achieved a grade point average of at least 3.0
Demonstrate a particular interest or background in subject of choice
International Study Abroad Programme:
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014 : £10500
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013 : £5500
Jan 2014 - Jun 2014 : £5500
EU Study Abroad Programme:
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014: £9000
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013: £4500
Jan 2014 - June 2014: £4500
How to apply
Please download and fill in the application form which is available in the Related Links section on this page and return it to us with the following documents:
A recent official academic transcript
One academic reference
Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can send your application by post to:
Study Abroad & Exchanges
International Relations Office
University of Birmingham
Study Abroad Programme - with English
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry to the study abroad or exchange programmes it is possible to attend a presessional English course first.
These courses are run by our English for International Students Unit (EISU) and you can find out the details, costs, and application process for those courses online.
The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the University but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirement for your programme without retaking IELTS.
You will need to complete the application for our Study Abroad Programme and then apply separately for the presessional English course directly with the EISU. The prices are the same as the Study Abroad Programme without English but you will have to pay an additional cost of the EISU course directly to them. The fees for the EISU courses are listed on their Details page.
Please note that unfortunately we cannot offer fee discounts for students who leave the programme in the middle of a University of Birmingham teaching term.