Study options, dates and fees

Today we have one of the largest international student communities in the UK with over 5,000 students from more than 150 countries worldwide currently studying with us.

Following the result of the EU Referendum we understand that you may have questions and concerns. We have created a dedicated web-page  with the University's latest statement regarding the referendum. You can also find there, for your further assurance, an information sheet comprising a list of frequently asked questions containing the latest available information regarding the referendum's outcomes. 

Depending on your home country and the agreement with your home university, there are three study options available. 


We offer Erasmus exchange places for students studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

International Exchange

We offer exchange places to students studying at partner universities outside of Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

Fee-paying Non Exchange

We welcome applications from fee-paying students from universities with no existing partnership with Birmingham. You can apply online with no requirement for advance nomination. 

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Study Abroad Options

 Erasmus ExchangeInternational Exchange Study Abroad

Flexibility to study 1 or 2 semesters

Yes   Yes Yes 

Should my home university nominate me before applying?

 Yes  Yes  No

Is housing guaranteed?

 No  Yes  Yes*

Can I transfer credits to my home university?

 Yes  Yes  Yes

Can I apply online?

 Yes  Yes  Yes

Do I pay fees for this programme?

 No**  No**  Yes

* Non EU students only
** You will pay your home university as usual

Study dates for 2019/2020

Key dates for 2019/2020 incoming students
  Full year AutumnSpring/Summer 
 Study Abroad nominations deadline  28 Feb  28 Feb 30 Sep
 Study Abroad application deadline  31 Mar 31 Mar  31 Oct
 Accommodation applications (once student ID received)  Apr to Jul  Apr to Jul  Nov to Dec
 Accommodation application final deadline*  31 Jul  31 Jul  5 Dec
 Welcome and orientation  23 Sep 23 Sep 6 Jan
 Teaching begins  30 Sep 30 Sep  13 Jan
 Semester ends  19 Jun  13 Dec  19 Jun

*Please apply for Spring and Summer semester accommodation within 5 days of receiving your offer letter and student ID number

Fees for 2019/2020

Study Abroad - non EU

September 2019 - June 2020 : £16,740
September 2019 - December 2019 : £8,370
January 2020 - June 2020 : £8,370

Study Abroad - EU

September 2019 - June 2020: £9,250
September 2019 - December 2019: £4,625
January 2020 - June 2020: £4,625

How can I apply?

For more information on the application process, including application deadlines and a step-by-step guide check out: How to Apply