University of Birmingham and Ireland

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Ireland. There are currently 196 Irish students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

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. 

Birmingham Foundation Academy

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.


Holders of the Apolytirion with a minimum overall score of 18+/20 plus 2 GCE A levels will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. The Apolytirion + 1 A level may be considered at the discretion of departments:

Equivalent grades:
A*AA = 19/20 + AA
AAB = 18/20 + AA 
ABB = 18/20 +AB 
BBB = 18/20 + BB 

Holders of the Higher Technical Institute (HTI) Diploma with an overall pass of 65% will be considered for second-year entry to some courses leading to a BEng or MEng in the School of Engineering.


Holders of a good four-year government-accredited Bachelors degree from a recognised Higher Education college with a minimum GPA of 2.75-3.0 out of 4.0; or a good four-year Bachelors degree (Ptychion) from the University of Cyprus, or a recognised Greek university, with a minimum GPA of 6.5-7.0 out of 10.0; will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

English Language

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

How to apply

How to apply video

Interested in applying? Find out more about how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham by watching our video above!


Accommodation at the University of Birmingham

Find out more about student accommodation. The University has a wide variety of accommodation to suit every need making Birmingham feel like a home away from home.



The University of Birmingham offers a range of part-fee scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Ireland is Stephen Allmark. To contact Stephen with your questions, please email

Visits to Ireland

The Recruitment team, academic staff and current students represent the University at study and careers fairs across the UK and the EU. Find full details of our next visits.

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.