University of Birmingham and Qatar

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Qatar. A growing number of Qatari students are studying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Birmingham in a range of disciplines.

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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. 

Foundation Pathways

Students who have a B grade average in the Qatar Secondary School Certificate, to include Grade B in Advanced Level Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway. Or, average of 85% in the Thanawiyan Mustaqala (Secondary School Leaving Certificate), to include 85% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway, will normally be considered for entry to the Foundation Programme before progressing to their chosen undergraduate degree programme.

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy  website.


The University will consider students who have taken GCE A Level examinations, the International Baccalaureate (IB), or a suitable foundation programme, such as the Birmingham International Academy, for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 


Holders of a good honours degree from a recognised university with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 75%, will usually be considered for postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham. PhD applications will be considered on an individual basis.

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.

Alumni in Qatar


The University has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Find out more about Birmingham alumni activities in Qatar by clicking on the picture above.

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Contact us

There are various ways to contact us, whether you need support with your application, information on living and studying in Birmingham, or visa and immigration advice.

Birmingham representatives in Qatar

The University of Birmingham contact for Qatar is Catherine Yates. 

To contact Catherine with your questions, please email  or 'Like' our Middle East Facebook page

IDP based in Dubai and Abui Dhabi in the UAE can assist students from Qatar with their applications to Birmingham and in applying for a visa. 

IDP Education Dubai
Office No.104,
Centry Plaza Building.
Jumeirah 1, P.O. Box 50085
Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 344 6814
Fax: +971 4344 6817

IDP Education Abu Dhabi
1802 Union National Bank Building.
Airport Road (Corniche Side)
P.O. Box 32919
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Tel: +971 2 622 8367 / +971 2 622 8368
Fax: +971 2 622 8369

Gobal Connections based in Amman, Jordan can also assist students from Qatar with their applications to Birmingham and in applying for a visa.

Global Connections 
P.O. Box 1115
Amman 11821
Tel: +962 779729665 / +962 779729668

The 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.


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.
For all international visits please check our events page.

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