University of Birmingham and Austria

The University of Birmingham has a long tradition of welcoming students from Austria. There are currently 13 Austrian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

We have a dedicated EU recruitment officer who will support you during all stages of your enquiry and application to the University. We regularly visit Austria to enable you to meet our staff in your country, and we offer a range of ways to speak to our staff and current students to get information and advice on living and studying in Birmingham.

Krista Wieser

Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc

““The best part about studying in Birmingham is meeting people from a variety of different cultures and countries. Living in a vibrant and diverse city like Birmingham broadened my horizons.””

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.

 

English Language

You will be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

For further information visit the Birmingham International Academy website.

Undergraduate

Holders of the Matura/Reifeprüfung with a minimum overall score of 'pass with distinction' (mit gutem Erfolg bestanden) and subject grades between 2-1/5 (gut-sehr gut - good-very good) will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. 

Please refer to the information below as guidance for grade comparisons to A-level entry requirements: 

Holders of the Matura/Reifeprüfung will be considered with the following grade equivalencies: 

A*AA - 1 overall plus 1, 1, 2 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
AAA - 1 overall plus 1, 2, 2 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
AAB - 1 overall plus 222 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 
ABB - BBB - 2 overall plus 222 in elective subjects (inc any required subject/s) 

Subject specific grade equivalencies: 
A* - 1 
A - 1.5 
B - 2 

English requirement: 2/5 (gut) in English (both written and oral examinations)

Postgraduate

Holders of a Diplom, a Diplomstudium/Magister or a three-year Bachelors degree from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 2.5 for 2:1 equivalency or 3.0 for 2:2 equivalency, or a high-scoring Fachhochschuldiplom (FH) from a recognised Austrian Fachhochschule, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes. 

Holders of a good four-year Diplomstudium/Magister or a Masters degree from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 2.5 will be considered for entry to postgraduate research programmes.

Funding

Find out more about fees and funding for undergraduate study and postgraduate taught courses.

Scholarships

Undergraduate and postgraduate EU students (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria) starting their studies in 2018 or 2019 can apply for government loans for the duration of their course.

Find out more about the Tuition Fee Loan for undergraduate study, the Postgraduate Master's Loan for Masters study, and the Postgraduate Doctoral Loan for PhD study on the government website.

For a comprehensive list of all the awards on offer at the University for Home/EU and international students, please consult the undergraduate or postgraduate funding databases. 

Additional sources of funding may be available from your home government or organisations based in your country.  In Austria, financial support may be available through OEAD or State Scholarships.

The University of Birmingham representative in Austria is IEC Online.

IEC Online

Tel: +49-30-204586-87
Email: info@ieconline.de
Web:www.ieconline.de

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

British Council Austria
Siebensterngasse 21
1070 Vienna

Tel: 0043 1 533 26 16 77
Web: www.britishcouncil.at

Birmingham Representatives

The University of Birmingham EU recruitment manager for Austria is Chloe Pattison.

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. There are two active student groups founded by Hong Kong students. Birmingham Public Affairs and Social Services Society (PASS) organises events in the UK and Hong Kong for current students. The University of Birmngham Oriental Society has members from a variety of different Far Eastern countries such as China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and many more. Both student societies organise events in Hong Kong over the summer for new students starting at the University in September.

The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

Careers

We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.

Alumni

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.

Address

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to: admissions@bham.ac.uk

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: studyabroad@bham.ac.uk 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to: c.e.pattison@bham.ac.uk

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

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