University of Birmingham and Austria

We have 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.

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.”


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. 

Foundation Pathways

For further information visit the Birmingham International Academy website.


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)


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.

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.


Contact Us

Undergraduate enquiries (Bachelors) to:

Erasmus and Study Abroad enquiries to: 

Postgraduate enquiries (Masters and PhDs) to:

Birmingham Representatives in Austria

The University of Birmingham representative in Austria is IEC Online.

IEC Online

Tel: +49-30-204586-87

British Council

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


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.


How to apply

How to apply

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Course Finder Database

Course Finder Database

Find undergraduate and postgraduate courses by searching the University of Birmingham's course finder database. Here you can find out course modules, as well as contact details for course queries.




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