University of Birmingham and India

The University has a long and proud history of engaging with India. We welcomed the first students from India to our Edgbaston Campus in 1909 to study for degrees in Mining and in Commerce. Since then we have provided education for more than 1000 Indian alumni, including high ranking government officials who study Public Policy in the International Development Department.  There are currently over more than 210 Indian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects. 

Malvika Iyer

Clinical Psychology MRes

“My experience at the University has been wonderful. I have had the opportunity to work with excellent supervisors on fascinating projects. I have made good friends who come from an assortment of backgrounds and nationalities. I would have to say that a combination of these experiences has immensely contributed to me taking away a lot more from the table than I came with.”

The student experience

Find out about student life and how to get involved in the student community to make the most of your time here.


Find out more about scholarships and financial support.

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.

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Foundation Pathways

Holders of the Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate with an average score of 65% from for ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Board will be considered for entry to Birmingham Foundation Academy. All other state boards require 70% overall.

If wish to apply for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway you need to have at least 65% in mathematics from ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Boards.

For further information see the Foundation Pathways.


Holders of the Indian Standard XII with an overall score of 75%, or higher will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. Please see grade equivalencies below. 

  • AAA = 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards
  • AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 75% West Bengal or 85% Other State boards
  • ABB/BBB = 75% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra and West Bengal or 80% Other State boards

For MBChB only- A*AA = 85% overall from ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards. Subjects taken must include Chemistry and Biology with A* grade in one of these subjects

  • A* = 90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, 85% West Bengal, 95% Other State boards.

Please note: Students wishing to study MBChB must also show a minimum of A in Maths and A* in either Chemistry or Biology in their Standard X exam in order to be considered for this programme.


Either: A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)

Or: A three year Bachelors degree (first class) from recognised institutions in India.

For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.

For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.

English Language

Applicants with appropriate grades in Standard XII English (English Core/English Elective/Functional English in CBSE) do not require additional SELT qualifications.

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

Contact Us

Remember to check our events page for forthcoming recruitment activities. We also have a Facebook page, which has details of upcoming events and is an opportunity for you to interact with students.

Get in touch

The University of Birmingham have an office in New Delhi and our team - Aprajita Kalra (Country Manager) and Pinkyla Wazilingpa (Student Support and Administrative Officer) -  will be happy to answer any queries you might have. Please telephone the India Office directly on +91 11 2370 6237/38 or send an email

University of Birmingham (India Office) 
1007 Mercantile House
15, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
Tel. +91 11 23706237/38
Fax +91 11 23706243

Birmingham Representatives in India

Aspire Overseas Education Pvt. Ltd

293, Satya Niketan
South Campus Delhi University
New Delhi - 110021

Ph: +91-11-2410 9844

The Chopras Ltd
Head Office
Chiranjiv Towers
43, Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Offices also in North Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawada.

Ph: +91-11-4160 8466, 26478940, 26280600, 26414164/65, 26445195, 2628036

IDP Education India
Head Office
Suite No 610 - 616, 6th Floor, International Trade Tower
Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gujarat, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara.

Ph: +91 11 4867 4900

Krishna Consultants
Head Office
Krishna Plot no 10/2
Behind Infotech Tower
Parsodi, Nagpur - 440022

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Bangalore / Bengalaru, Bhopal, Calicut, Jammu, Kolhapur, Nagpur (2nd office), Nashik, New Dehli (Patel Nagar), New Dehli (Rohini), Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Surat, and Vadodara.  

Ph: +91 712 2222061 /62/63 or +91 9860540220

Edwise International LLP 
2, Jer Mahal, Ground Floor,
Opp. Metro Cinema, 
Dhobi Talao Junction, 
Mumbai – 400 002

Ph: +91 079 4081 3333 / 2200 3338

Offices also in: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai (Churchgate), Mumbai (Malad), Mumbai (Marine Lines), Mumbair (Santa Cruz), Mumbai (Thane), Mumbai (Vashi), Pune, Pune (FC Road), Vadodara, Trivandrum, Vizag

Visits to India

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit different countries throughout the year to meet with students, schools and universities. For full details of visits, please see the Meet us in your country section.

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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