University of Birmingham and Italy

We have a long tradition of welcoming students from Italy. There are currently 192 Italian students following a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University.

Chiara Cerrato

Microbiology and Infection MSc

“I chose the University of Birmingham because of the high ranking of the department. I also talked to some of the staff before applying. They answered all my questions quickly and in detail and they were and still are very helpful and easy to talk to. Another reason for choosing Birmingham was the amazing campus! Typical British red-brick buildings, just like the old style you see on television!”


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 Diploma di Esame di Stato will be considered with the following grade equivalencies: 
A*AA - 95 
AAA - 92 
AAB - 90 
ABB - 88 
BBB - 85 

Subject specific requirements: 
A* - 15/15 OR 10/10 
A - 14/15 OR 9/10 
B - 13/15 OR 8/10 


Holders of a good Diploma di Laurea (pre or post 1999), a Corso di Master Universitario di primo livello or a Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 100 out of 110 for 2:1 equivalence, or 92 out of 110 for 2:2 equivalence, will be considered for entry to taught postgraduate programmes.

Holders of a good Corso di Specializzazione di primo livello, a Diploma di Laurea (pre1999), a Corso di Perfezionamento, a Diploma di Specialista, a Corso di Laurea Specialistica, a Corso di Master Universitario di secondo livello or a Corso di Specializzazione di secondo livello from a recognised university with a minimum overall grade of 100 out of 110 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 Italy

The University of Birmingham representative in Italy is SforStudy.


Milan Office
Tel: +39 02 45 48 21 49

Rome Office
Tel: +39 339 729 6169

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 Italy

Milan Office
Via Manzoni, 38 20121 Milan
Tel: 00 39 02 7722 21

Rome Office
Via San Sebastianello, 16 00187 Rome
Tel: 00 39 06 4781 41


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.


How to apply

How to apply

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!

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.




View our range of accommodation options for undergraduate and postgraduate students.



QS World Grad School Tour Milan 16 October 2018

Italy, Milan
The University of Birmingham will be attending the QS World Grad School Tour in Milan, Italy on 16 October 2018. Find event and registration details.
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The Postgraduate 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 postgraduate visits.