Entry requirements

The University of Birmingham has long-standing links with the People's Republic of China and is one of the most popular British universities for Chinese students choosing to study overseas.

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Entry Requirements

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements. 

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Arbitur from Germany or SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

Foundation Pathways

Students who have completed Senior High School, with an average of at least 80%, with 80% in Mathematics for the Engineering and Physical Science Pathway or 80% in Biology for the Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree.

Students completing High School at year two should present a transcript of results and a letter from the school confirming completion of Senior High School.

Students completing High School at year three should present a transcript of results and the High School graduation examination (Huikao) Certificate.

At least an overall grade of B or 80% in year 2 of Senior High School, including B or 80% in Mathematics, from the High School Graduation Examinations for the Engineering and Physical Science Pathway (this will usually be taken at the end of year 2 but in some provinces this is in year 3) and B or 80% in Biology for the Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree. 

Please visit the Birmingham Foundation Pathways website for more information.

Undergraduate

Holders of the High School Certificate/Senior Middle School Graduation and a suitable foundation programme, and holders of two/three year Diplomas, with a good performance (80% average or above) from a recognised institution, will be considered for entry to undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate

Students with a bachelor degree (4 years minimum) may be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree programme. However please note that we will only consider students who meet the entry guidance below.

  • Please refer to the ‘Business School’ guidance below if you are applying for a Business or Economics programme (not including MBA). You can see the relevant courses on the Business school website.
  • Please refer to the ‘All other programmes’ guidance below if you are applying for all other courses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO THE BUSINESS SCHOOL (BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES)

GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

  • University is ranked in the top 100 Netbig ranking either in 2012 or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities.
  • We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.
  • Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

  • University is ranked in the top 101 to 150 Netbig ranking either in2012 or 2013.
  • We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 150 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.
  • We will also consider the following 8 specialist Business universities:

1.     University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

2.     Beijing Technology and Business University

3.     Huaqiao University

4.     Nanjing University of Finance and Economics

5.     Tianjin University of Finance and Economics

6.     Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

7.     Jiangxi University of Finance

8.     Capital University of Economics and Trade

  • We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.
  • Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS - If you do not meet the requirement for group 1 or 2 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our Business School. However you may be considered for other programmes outside of the Business school, see details below. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO ALL OTHER PROGRAMMES   
 
GROUP 1 UNIVERSITIES

  • University is ranked in the top 200 Netbig ranking either in 2012or 2013. We will also consider institutions part of the prestigious211 and 985 universities.
  • We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of the prestigious 211 and 985 universities or top 200 ranking university in Netbig 2012 or 2013.
  • We will consider students from these institutions with 80% or above.
  • Borderline cases: we will consider students with 70-79% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

GROUP 2 UNIVERSITIES

  • University is ranked in the top 201 to 500 Netbig ranking either in2012 or 2013.
  • We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.
  • We will consider students from these institutions with 85%.
  • Borderline cases: we will consider students with 80-84% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.  

GROUP 3 UNIVERSITIES

  • University is ranked in the top 501 to 800 Netbig ranking either in2012 or 2013.
  • We will also consider certain institutions that are AFFLIATED COLLEGES of these universities.
  • We will consider students from these institutions with 85% if you have a relevant degree and good grades in relevant subjects and/or relevant work experience.

3-YEAR DIPLOMAS

Applicants with 3 year diplomas and substantial work experience at managerial level (5-7 years) can be considered for entry to a non-business postgraduate degree programme.

ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS

If you do not meet the requirement for group 1, 2 or 3 university above then you are not likely to be considered for entry to our courses. 

Students with Master’s degree may be considered for PhD study. 

研究生入学要求

学生需要具备学士学位(4年制)才能申请研究生。请注意我们只考虑满足以下入学指导的中国申请人。

  • 如果您申请的是商科或经济金融类专业(不包括工商管理硕士),请关注以下商学院的指导。可以在商学院的网站上查阅相关的专业课程。 
  • 如果您申请的是其它的专业,请关注以下‘所有其它专业’的指导。
     

商学院(及经济金融类)专业的入学要求

一类中国大学

  • 网大排名前100(2012或 2013年度)的大学,以及211985院校。
  • 来自一类大学的申请人均分要达到80%分或以上
  • 来自一类大学的申请人如果均分在70到79%之间,但具有相关学术背景并良好的专业成绩,以及(或)相关的工作经验,可以酌情考虑

 
二类大学

1.     University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (上海理工大学)

2.     Beijing Technology and Business University (北京工商大学)

3.     Huaqiao University (华侨大学)

4.     Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (南京财经大学)

5.     Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (天津财经大学)

6.     Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (广东外语外贸大学)

7.     Jiangxi University of Finance (江西财经大学)

8.     Capital University of Economics and Trade (首都经济贸易大学) 

 

  • 来自二类大学的申请人均分要达到85%分以上
  • 来自二类大学的申请人如果均分在80到84%分之间,但具有相关学术背景并良好的专业成绩,以及(或)相关的工作经验,可以酌情考虑

所有其它大学 --- 如果您不属于以上一类或二类大学,那么您的申请可能不被商学院考虑。但是您可以申请其它的商学院以外的专业,请留意以下细节。

所有其它专业的入学要求

一类大学“ 

  • 网大排名前200(2012或 2013年度)的大学以及211985的院校
  • 网大排名前200(2012或 2013年度)以及211985院校的附属二级学院
  • 来自一类大学的申请人均分要达到80%或以上
  • 来自一类大学的申请人如果均分在70到79%分之间,但具有相关学术背景并良好的专业成绩,以及(或)相关的工作经验,可以酌情考虑

二类大学

  • 网大排名在前201至500(2012或 2013年度)的大学
  • 并包括二类大学的附属二级学院
  • 来自二类大学的申请人均分要达到85%
  • 来自二类大学的申请人如果均分在80到84%分之间,但具有相关学术背景并良好的专业成绩,以及(或)相关的工作经验,可以酌情考虑

三类大学

  • 网大排名前501至800(2012或 2013年度)的大学
  • 并包括三类大学的附属二级学院
  • 来自三类大学的申请人均分要达到85%,并同时具有相关学术背景并良好的专业成绩,以及(或)相关的工作经验

三年制大专学历

三年制大专的申请人,如果在管理岗位具有5到7年工作经验可以考虑非商科的研究生专业
 

所有其它大学 = 如果您不属于以上几种类型的学历,那么您的申请可能不被我们的专业课程考虑。
 

具有硕士学位的学生可以考虑申请博士学位的课程。