The University of Birmingham and Austria

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We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Austria. During the 2012-2013 academic year, 20 Austrian students were studying at undergraduate level, with a further 12 studying at postgraduate level.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements 

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:

AAA - AAB 1/5 overall in the Matura/Reifeprüfung 

ABB - BBB 2/5 overall in the Matura/Reifeprüfung 

Specific subject requirements: A = 1/5 (sehr gut) 

B = 2/5 (gut) 

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

*Please note that the information presented on entry requirements should be regarded as guidance only. Each application will be considered by admissions tutors on its individual merit.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Holders of a good four-year "Diplomstudium/Magister" degree from a recognised Austrian university (with a minimum GPA of 2/5 for a 2.1 equivalence and a comprehensive grade of either pass - bestanden or pass with distinction - mit Auszeichnung bestanden) will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes/MPhil/PhD degrees. 

Holders of a good three-year Bachelor degree from a recognised Austrian University and a good four or five-year "Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH)" degree from a recognised Austrian Fachhochschule (with a minimum GPA of 2/5 for a 2.1 equivalence) may be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes. 

*Please note that the information presented on entry requirements should be regarded as guidance only. Each application will be considered by admissions tutors on its individual merit.

Student Life at Birmingham

There is a thriving student community at Birmingham and we very much look forward to you being part of it. To hear what student life is like for our students, have a look at what our students say. Also, if you are unable to travel to campus yourself, visit our You Tube Channel to watch films of our beautiful campus.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. This is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provides 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.

You can find a full list of student societies on the Birmingham Guild of Students website.

Scholarships

The University of Birmingham offers a range of part-fee scholarships for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. For full information and to apply, please see the Scholarships section.

Visits to Austria

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.

Contact Us

The University of Birmingham contact for Austria is Stephen Allmark. To contact Stephen with your questions, please email s.j.allmark@bham.ac.uk