University of Birmingham and the Philippines

The University of Birmingham extends a very warm welcome to students from the Philippines. There are currently five Filipino students at Birmingham studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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.

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Arbitur from Germany or 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..

Foundation Pathways

For further information see the Birmingham Foundation Academy website.


The University will consider students who have taken A level examinations and the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entrance to undergraduate programmes.

Students educated in the Philippine system require at least two years post-high school education at a recognised institution before entering a Bachelor's degree programme at Birmingham.

Many students who have studied in the Philippines have followed a 12 year education system. For admission onto an undergraduate degree programme, the University of Birmingham requires all applicants to have studied for 13 years, and therefore you may need to take a foundation year before commencing your undergraduate programme.

We will consider students for entry to the Birmingham Foundation Academy who have completed their first year at a recognised institution in the Philippines and obtained good grades in all subject areas.

For more information please visit the Birmingham Foundation Academy website


Holders of a very good Bachelors degree from a recognised institution GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or 2.5/5 at the University of the Philippines), plus either a Masters degree or relevant work experience, will be considered for entry for postgraduate study.

Holders of a postdoctoral qualification from a recognised institution 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.

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 the Philippines

Alumni in the Philippines

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

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for the Philipines is Jugjit Cheema. To contact Jugjit with your questions, please email

Birmingham representatives in the Philippines 

The University of Birmingham does not currently have any representatives in the Philipines.  Please see below British Council contact for assistance in-country.

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.

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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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