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.

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 Pathway

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. 


 The University 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.

English Language

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. The most commonly accepted qualifications are the IELTS exam (minimum scores from 6.0-7.0) and TOEFL (minimum from 550-600 paper based, 213-250 computer based or 80-100 Internet based). Minimum requirements vary according to the chosen programme. See the English language page for specific programme requirements.

For further details about pre-sessional English courses please see here

Student resources

Student resources

Useful Taiwan specific information, in Mandarin, produced by the Birmingham Alumni Association in Taiwan. Includes maps and discussion board.


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 Taiwan

Alumni in Taiwan

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

Contact us

The University of Birmingham contact for Taiwan is Julie Zhu. To contact Julie with your questions, please email

Staff from the University of Birmingham visit Taiwan throughout the year to attend exhibitions, conduct student counselling sessions and visit schools and universities. Any upcoming events will be listed below.

Birmingham representatives in Taiwan

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  

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


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.

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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