University of Birmingham and Ghana

The University extends a warm welcome to students from Ghana. We currently have over 30 Ghanaian students, making us one of the most popular Russell Group universities for students from Ghana. Students follow a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the Russell Group with a glorious, green campus and a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the heart of England, Birmingham is an exciting and vibrant city with a fascinating history. Committed to providing students with outstanding teaching and facilities, there’s never been a more exciting time to study with us.

James Avoka Asamani

MSc Health Economics and Health Policy

“UoB is one of the most highly rated and research-intensive universities in the UK, thus, the quality of training you would expect is world-class. My personal experience was awesome and my degree has sped my career to different heights.”

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

If English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of an English Language qualification to demonstrate your ability, such as IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or alternative qualifications. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements.

English language at grade C6 or above in the WAEC SSSCE is sufficient to meet the standard English language requirements.

Foundation Pathways

WAEC Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) with at least 5 subjects at grade B3 to include grade B3 in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.

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 one of our Foundation Pathways, for entrance to undergraduate programmes.

Students who hold a Higher National Diploma with a good profile of grades (distinctions and credits, or grades 1-3) will be considered for entrance to undergraduate programmes (first year entry).

Students who have completed the first year of a 4-year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in Ghana with excellent grades (2.1, 3.0/4.0, 3.5/5.0) will be considered for entrance to undergraduate programmes (first year entry).

Please note:

  • For Medicine country specific requirements, please visit our Applying to Medicine website.
  • For Dentistry, please see the general entry requirements listed on the Dental Surgery course page.
  • Our BNurs and MNurs Nursing courses are only available to home/EU students.

Postgraduate

Students who hold a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution will be considered for Postgraduate Diplomas and Masters degrees. Most taught Masters programmes require a minimum of an upper second class degree (2.1) with a minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0

Students who have completed a Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.

Funding

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

Scholarships

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.

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

Our officer Francis Ojo who is based in Lagos can support you with all of your queries.
Contact: +234 (0) 811 670 9986 or email: f.ojo@bham.ac.uk

Alternatively you can contact Joelle Maurice by emailing africa@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Our representatives, UKEAS, in Ghana can provide advice on studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with your programme and visa application.

UKEAS Ghana
The Orangery,
169/4A, Otswe Street,
Tedzii Ashieshi La,
Osu Ako-Adjei,
(Behind The Methodist Church, Rev.Peter Kwei Dagadu Memorial Society),
Accra, Ghana.
Tel: +233 502568920
Email: accra@ukeas.com.gh
Website  www.ukeas.com.gh

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 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 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.

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.

Contact Details

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

Address

Joelle Maurice
International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Campus
Edgbaston
B15 2TT

Email
africa@contacts.bham.ac.uk

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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