Guidance for partners

We aim to make the application process for your incoming students as smooth as possible as they embark on their Study Abroad experience at the University of Birmingham.

For Erasmus and International Exchange students we request a nomination from our overseas partners for all students who select the University of Birmingham, either for one semester or the full academic year.

Please send details of your nominated students to the Study Abroad team, which includes their full name, their current subject of study and also the proposed subject area here at the University of Birmingham. Once nominated,  your students will be directed to apply online using our online application form. Students are encourgaed to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment in confirmation of their preferred classes or modules.

If a student is not being nominated as part of an exchange agreement, then he/she can simply apply online before the deadline.

Partner Toolkit

Please download our Study Abroad Brochure (PDF - 1.65MB) to discover more about Birmingham. There’s also a Study Abroad Poster Web (PDF - 1.30MB) which you can download and put up in your office.

Please download our Fact Sheet for International Students and for Erasmus Students.

For students wishing to attend Birmingham in 2018/19:

Applications for the 2018/19 cycle (for September 2018 and January 2019) are welcome from Spring 2018.

For the 2018/2019 cycle, we are bringing forward our Autum semester nomination deadline to the 28th February 2018 and application deadline to the 31st March 2018 for an admission to the University of Birmingham at any point during the 2018/19 cycle.

For Admissions to the Spring 2019 semester, will accept nominations until the 1stOctober 2018 for entry in Semester 2 only (in January 2019) and the application deadline is 1st November 2018. However we encourage you to send your nominations in as early as possible via our online nomination form. Nominations by email are not longer accepted.

Please contact Claire Belkadi, Head of Study Abroad at if you anticipate these new deadlines may be challenging for your institution.

Find help on how to apply online and how to choose your classes using our online guides.