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'How do I start my university application?

Click the 'Apply Now' button on your chosen programme page. You will be directed to an application specifically designed for your programme where you will create your account with the University and submit your university application and supporting documents online.

Your university application is specifically designed for the programme you choose to apply for and it is sensitive to the answers you provide as you proceed through the application. 

Once you have submitted your online university application you will be sent details of how to enter your applicant portal.

Your portal experience will allow you to send and receive communications to and from the University. You will be able to track the progress of your university application at every stage of the admissions process; update your personal information, view decisions and accept any offers you may receive.

Read our general entry requirements:

Supporting documents

When you apply for a programme via our 'Apply Now' button you will have the option to upload your supporting documents. The following information will usually be needed before a decision can be made on your application:


Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).


Academic transcript(s) for all prior degrees - originals or certified photocopies: 

EU and international applicants - if you are currently studying outside the UAE or have obtained your qualification(s) outside the UAE.

If you are not a recent graduate send certified copy(s) of relevant qualifications. University of Birmingham graduates do not need to provide transcripts or copies of degree certificates, however we advise applicants who graduated prior to 2000 to provide copies of their qualifications as they may take longer to verify. 

English language requirements

Certificate to show competency in the English language, if English is not your first language and you have already taken a test.

Personal Statement

Personal statement, approximately 5000 characters, explaining why you are interested in studying on your chosen programme. Alternatively, you can type this within your application.

You may also be required to submit further documents e.g. a sample of work or research proposal in support of your application. If this is necessary for a decision to be made on your application, the document will become a mandatory part of your application. 

Ministry of Education Equivalency 

All applications for admissions are required to obtain equivalency of their Bachelor degree from the UAE Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs. The attestation process is dependent upon whether you completed your secondary schooling within the UAE or outside the UAE.

Further information on what this means for you can be found here.

Supporting documents for Education programmes


Two references will be required. One needs to be academic and one need to be personal. The references should supply supporting evidence in relation to the personal statement and suitability for the course. 

Evidence of qualifications

You need to supply evidence or transcripts of your degree in the medium of English as specified by the entry requirements outlined on the course page. This will normally be a minimum of a 2.2 or equivalent.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of IELTS score 6.5 with no less than 6.0 with any band.

Evidence is required of a 2.2 plus for GCSEs in English and Maths or equivalent (*primary programme only) 

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should outline your previous academic achievements and experience of working with children. It should include details of any schools you are already working in or schools you are associated with. You should also include details of what you to gain from the course and how it will help you develop as a teacher (approximately 500 - 700 words).