Study options, dates and fees

Today we have one of the largest international student communities in the UK with over 8,700 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.

EU flag and Erasmus+ logo

View the Erasmus charter (PDF - 983Kb)
Study Abroad Options
 Erasmus ExchangeInternational ExchangeStudy 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 

These web-pages have been produced with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The contents of these web-pages are the sole responsibility of the University of Birmingham and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the British Council and the European Commission.

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

Study dates for 2021/2022

Key dates for 2021/2022 incoming students
  Full year Autumn Spring/Summer
Study Abroad nominations deadline 31 Mar 31 Mar 15 Oct
Study Abroad application deadline 30 Apr 30 Apr 15 Nov
Accommodation applications (once student ID received)  Apr - Jul Apr - Jul Nov - Dec
Accommodation application final deadline*  31 Jul  31 Jul 3 Dec
Welcome and orientation  20 Sep 20 Sep  24 Jan
Teaching begins  27 Sep 27 Sep 31 Jan
Semester ends  24 Jun 17 Dec 24 Jun 

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

Fees for 2021/2022

Study Abroad

September 2021 - June 2022 : £19,020
September 2021 - December 2021 : £9,510
January 2022 - June 2022 : £9,510

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