University of Birmingham and Taiwan

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Taiwan. We currently have over 60 Taiwanese students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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.

Yingzi Xi

Yingzi Xi

MSc Material Science and Engineering

“The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group. Birmingham has a long history and is also a beautiful city. The postgraduate community at Birmingham is very good - it has got many sports clubs and other societies.”

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 that country's page for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.


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.

If you do not have the required level of English or would like to improve your English before the start of the academic year, you can take one of our pre-sessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

An average of 75% in the Senior High School Leaving Certificate. To include 75% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway, or to include 75% in Biology for Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway

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

Please visit the Birmingham International Academy website for more information on our foundation programmes. 


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

Students with 2 year Junior College Diplomas may be considered for entry to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme, where the college is recognised by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan and/or the BTCO and where the student achieves a sufficiently high score overall.

Students with 5 year Junior College Diplomas may be considered for entry to the first and/or second year of an undergraduate degree programme, where the college is recognised by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan and/or the BTCO and where the student achieves a sufficiently high score overall.


Holders of a good Bachelor degree (from 75% to 85% depending upon university graduated from) from a recognised institution will be considered for postgraduate Masters study. Holders of a good Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for PhD study.


The University offers a range of funding opportunities for international students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


The University offers a range of scholarships for international students.

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 Taiwan 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.

Studylink Kaohsiung 
Ground Fl, 37-2, Fu-Heng 1st Rd
Kaohsiung 800
Tel: +8867 2226662

Studylink Taichung 
16F-3, No. 360, Sec.2
Taiwan Blvd, West Dist
Taichung City 403 
Tel: +886436099222  

Studylink Taipei 
4F, 273, Sec3, Roosevelt Rd 
Taipei City 106 
Tel: +886223654111 


UKEAS Hsinchu

7F-2, No 38, Pei-Ta Road 
Hsinchu 300 
Tel: +886 03-531-6441 

UKEAS Kaohsiung
Zhongzheng 2nd Rd. 
Kaohsiung City 802 
Tel: +886 7-223-8800 

UKEAS Tainan
5F – 1 
No. 88, Chung Shan Road 
Tainan City 700 
Tel: +886 06-222-4790 

UKEAS Taichung 
4F-9, 378 Wen Shin Road 
Section 1, Taichung 
Tel +886 4 2328 5946 

UKEAS Taipei
3F, No. 121, Chung Ching South Road 
Section 1, Taipei 100 
Tel: +886 02-2370-9780 

UKEAS Taipei Chung Hsiao Office 
10F-2, No.169 Chung-Hsiao East Road 
Sec. 4, Taipei 106, 
Tel: +886 02-2778-2600 

UKEAS Taoyuan
5F-6, No.11, Da Tong Road 
Taoyuan 330 
Tel: +886 03-338-4716 

UKEAS Keelung
9F, No.61 Yi 1st Road 
Jhongjheng District 
Keelung City 202 
Tel: +886 02-2424-1973 

IDP Taichung Office

247 Taizhonggang Road, Sec 1
Tel: 886 4 2326 1722

IDP Taipei Office
7F, 25 Tunhwa South Road, Sec 1
Tel: 886 2 2570 1466

IDP Kaohsiung Office
10F, No.189, Boai 1st Road,
Kaohsiung City 
Phone: 886 7 311 2280

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 -

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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