If you have accepted an offer from Birmingham through clearing or adjustment, you may be unsure of what to do next. Here are some key points that you need to know.
Confirming your offer and registering to be a student
Once you have accepted your unconditional offer you will receive an email from the University inviting you to register online. You should receive this email the day after you accept the offer.
You’ll be directed to our online portal where you will be asked to check your personal details, address details, emergency contact information and details about your programme of study. You’ll also be able to upload a photo for your student ID card which will then be posted to you within 15 days (for students currently living in the UK, please note that ID cards cannot be posted overseas).
You can find out more on our registration step-by-step guide. If you experience any problems during the registration process you can call our registration help line on 0121 414 9009 or log a call at www.registrationhelp.bham.ac.uk.
Once you have accepted your offer you can apply for university accommodation online. Please be assured that if you have only just applied to Birmingham we will still ensure that you have accommodation for the beginning of term. Once you’ve applied for accommodation you’ll receive an offer within 7 to 10 days.
If you have applied to the Student Loans Company (SLC) for funding at another university, you can simply login to your online account (www.direct.gov) and change your university details to Birmingham, thus ensuring that you still get paid in a timely manner. If you are changing from a university outside London to Birmingham, the amount of maintenance loan you receive will remain the same. If you are changing from a London university, your maintenance loan will decrease.
In terms of available funding, Birmingham participates in the National Scholarship Programme (NSP), meaning that English students with a household income below £16,190 can qualify for a £3,000 award (£1,000 of which is available as a cash bursary and the remainder as a fee waiver). Alternatively UK students with a household income below £42,600 could qualify for a Chamberlain Award (cash bursary up to £2,000). There is no need to apply for either the NSP or the Chamberlain Award - the University receives your details automatically from the Student Loans Company (SLC) if you consent to share once your application for funding (Tuition Fee or Maintenance Loan/Grant) has been processed.