The University of Birmingham and Turkey

The University has a long tradition of welcoming students from Turkey. We currently have a growing number of students at Birmingham studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Umit Rusen Aktas

PhD School of Computer Science

“I chose to study at the University of Birmingham because I wanted to be a part of a big research project here and this is the university if you want to do cutting edge research because it has excellent resources and professors.”

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.  

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

Students from Turkey need to meet the standard English requirements for international students.

Foundation pathways

Devlet Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi with an overall score of at least 70/100, to include at least 70/100  in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway, or at least 70/100 in Biology for our MLGS pathway, that progresses to a Biology focused degree. 

For further information see the Birmingham International Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi and a suitable foundation programme, such as one of our Foundation Pathways, or GCE A Level examinations, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entrance to our undergraduate programmes.

Students who have taken the Lise Diplomasi or Lise Bitirme Diplomasi from certain schools will be considered for entry to our undergraduate degree programmes.  The scores required on the high school diploma vary according to the A level requirement for that programme:

Entry Requirements
 A Level grades Lise Diplomasi
 A*AA  88/100
 AAA  85/100
 AAB  80/100
 ABB  75/100
 BBB  72/100

Alternatively students who have also taken SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) and AP (Advanced Placement) tests will be considered for admission to Bachelor degree programmes.  For more details on SAT and AP requirements please refer to the USA country page. 


Holders of a Lisans Diplomasi with a miniumum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 from a recognised university will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma or Masters level.

Holders of a Yuksek Diplomasi from a recognised university will be considered for PhD study.

English Language

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

Contact us

Alexa HaslamThe University of Birmingham contact for Turkey is Alexa Haslam.

To contact Alexa with your questions, please email 

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.

Local Representatives

Local Representatives

For further advice you can also contact our local representatives in Turkey

Student Experience

Student Experience

Hear from our Turkish students about their time at the University of Birmingham

Foundation Pathways

Foundation Pathways

As an international student, you will be met with a warm welcome at the University of Birmingham International Academy.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Watch our helpful video about how to apply to the University of Birmingham



The University offers a range of scholarships for international students.



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