University of Birmingham and Egypt

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

We are proud to be amongst the world’s top 100 universities, renowned for changing lives and transforming society; therefore we are here to provide you with information and support at any time before you join us in September. Whether you are considering an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree, do get in touch with your questions. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way we can.

Tomi Aina

Tomi Aina

MSc Electrical Power System with Advanced Research

“The University of Birmingham is one of the top universities in UK and as a member of the Russell group, I was sure that I would be exposed to the top experts in my field as well as have the best research experience.”

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.
Full details on our programme and English language entry requirements are available on our website

Foundation Pathways

An average of 85% in the Thanawiyan to include 85% in Mathematics is needed for the Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

For more information, visit the webpage for Birmingham Foundation Pathways.


Applicants from Egypt generally require either A levels, an IB Diploma or successful completion of the Foundation Pathway Programme in order to be considered for entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme. We can also accept alternative recognised foundation programmes - please refer to the UK page.

International pre-masters programmes: 
Holders of a bachelor degree from a recognised university with a 60-74% will be considered for entry to pre-masters programmes.


Holders of a good bachelor degree from a recognised university with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 or 75% will be considered for entry to postgraduate taught programmes. 

For postgraduate research programmes applicants should hold a good Bachelor's degree and a Master’s degree, ideally with 3.0/4.0 or 75% from a recognised institution. PhD applications will be considered on an individual basis.


Find out more about fees and funding for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses, or click here for information on international tuition fees.


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.

We also have the following scholarship specifically for students from Egypt:

Undergraduate: Egypt Global Study UK Outstanding Achievement Scholarship
Amount: £3,000
Subject area: Any except Medicine and Dental Surgery

Use the links below to search our funding and scholarship databases:

Search the undergraduate funding database
Search the postgraduate funding database

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 the University. Click here to find out when the next chat events are.

Birmingham Representatives

Your country representative is Jessica Bowen.  Our admissions and recruitment teams are available to provide you with support during all stages of your enquiry and application to the University. We regularly visit Egypt to enable you to meet our staff in your country, and we offer a range of ways to speak to our staff and current students to get information and advice on living and studying in Birmingham.

Our agent representatives in Egypt can assist you with your questions and help you during the application process:

IDP Education Egypt: 

Global Study UK: 

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, you can book onto a campus tour. Alternatively, please get in touch by emailing

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 nationality 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.


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.


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.

Contact Details

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

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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