Entry requirements

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from academically qualified students all over the world.

The application process has several aspects to it, including qualifications, experience and your references. To check the equivalence of your qualification to UK entrance requirements, please visit your country page.

English language requirements

COVID-19 update

For those joining us for 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have introduced new English language options, which we will accept as evidence of English language proficiency. Please visit the undergraduate or postgraduate pages below to find out what tests and scores are accepted for your subject.

In order to benefit from your studies, you need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English before taking up a place here. These entry requirements also apply to Study Abroad students.

Foundation programme

The University offers a specific high quality foundation programme for international students. Learn more about academic and English entry requirements

Learn more

For advice on entry requirements or English language requirements for specific courses, contact the Admissions Tutor listed in the course entry or visit the relevant department's website.