University of Birmingham and Saudi Arabia

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Saudi Arabia. We have over 200 Saudi Arabian students studying a range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University including a number sponsored by prestigious organisations such as Saudi Aramco, SABIC and the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia.

The University of Birmingham is among among the world’s top 100 universities, renowned for changing lives and transforming society. Birmingham is a founding member of the Russell Group with a glorious, green campus, outstanding teaching and facilities and a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the heart of England, Birmingham is an exciting and vibrant city with a fascinating history. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us.

Saud Khalid Alenazi

Saud Khalid Alenazi

MSc Healthcare Policy and Management

“The course that I found at Birmingham is unique and suits everything that I need for my career. I have enjoyed the multicultural environment and population because I have been able to make friends from different backgrounds, languages and cultures.”

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. 

 

English Language

You will need to demonstrate a certain level of English in order to meet the demands of your programme. If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of an English Language qualification such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or alternative qualifications. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

Foundation Pathways

The University will consider applications to the foundation programme from students who are at least 17 years of age and have obtained an overall minimum average of 85% in the Thanawiyah. Where specific subjects are required for entry to a degree programme you need a minimum of 85% in these subjects.
For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.

Undergraduate

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.

Postgraduate

Holders of a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised university will be considered for postgraduate study at Birmingham.

Funding

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain our students, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships.

Scholarships

Find out more about our fees and other funding opportunities for undergraduate study and postgraduate courses.

There are lots of ways to find out more about Birmingham. We run monthly live chats where you can ask us any questions you might have about your application or Birmingham.

Birmingham Representatives

Our representatives in Saudi Arabia can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process. 

IDP Education Riyadh 
Email: info.riyadh@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia 

IDP Education Jeddah
Email: info.jeddah@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia

IDP Education Al Khobar
Email: info.alkhobar@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia

Global Connections 
Email: info@gconnections.eu
Website: www.gconnections.eu       

Birmingham Visits

Our beautiful campus is open to the public throughout the year, so if you are in the UK and would like to visit, please get in touch: international@bham.ac.uk

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many national and regional groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham. 

The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide 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.

Careers

We offer dedicated support for international students, including an international careers consultant and a team of international student ambassadors. We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.

Alumni

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the university at education exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Upcoming Events

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.

Address
IDP Education Riyadh 
Al Rabiea Tower – Al Fahd Hotel Building
6th Floor – Office 601 
Olaya main road (South ) cross with Kherais 
PO Box 51104 
Riyadh 11543 
Saudi Arabia 
Tel: +9661 201 5010 /12/13 
Fax: +9661 201 5011 
Email: info.riyadh@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia 

IDP Education Jeddah
Office No. 208, 2nd Floor 
Arabian Business Centre 
King Abdulallah Road 
NE of Tareq Bin Ziad Square 
Jeddah 
Saudi Arabia 
Tel: +966 2 6143294 / +966 2 6143295 
Fax: + 966 2 6143297 
Email: info.jeddah@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia
Address

IDP Education Al Khobar
Floor 3, Silver Tower 
King Abdulaziz Street
Ad Dammam
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 920001709
Fax: + 966 3 8983839
Email: info.alkhobar@idp.com 
Website: www.idp.com/saudiarabia

Global Connections 
P.O. Box 1115
Amman 11821
Jordan
Tel: +962 779729665 / +962 779729668
Email: info@gconnections.eu
Website: www.gconnections.eu         

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.

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