University of Birmingham and India

The University has a long and proud history of engaging with India. We welcomed the first students from India to our Edgbaston Campus in 1909 to study for degrees in Mining and in Commerce. Since then we have provided education for more than 1000 Indian alumni, including high ranking government officials who study Public Policy in the International Development Department. There are currently over more than 210 Indian students at the University following undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

We have dedicated international recruitment officers across both campuses who will support you during all stages of your enquiry and application to the University. We offer a range of ways to speak to our staff and current students to get information and advice on living and studying in Birmingham.

University of Birmingham Dubai

As a truly global University we offer programmes in our Birmingham and Dubai campus. Whichever campus you choose, you can be assured that you will receive the same high quality education taught by leading experts in their field, and you will play your part in our global Birmingham student community.

Our campus development in Dubai marks the latest phase in the University of Birmingham's global expansion and builds on our extensive international research collaborations, CPD programmes, distance learning courses, and well-established international teaching activities across the world.

Visit our Dubai page

Malvika Iyer

Clinical Psychology MRes

“My experience at the University has been wonderful. I have had the opportunity to work with excellent supervisors on fascinating projects. I have made good friends who come from an assortment of backgrounds and nationalities. I would have to say that a combination of these experiences has immensely contributed to me taking away a lot more from the table than I came with.”

The following information is for guidance only and should be used together with the University's general entrance requirements and any specific degree programme requirements.

Please note: If you have taken exams which are from another country's national education system (eg the Arbitur from Germany or SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult the country specific section for that country for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.

Find out more about studying at Birmingham

We've put together a handy list of our frequently asked questions for those who are keen to learn more about living and studying at Birmingham.

Take a look at our FAQs or submit your question

English Language

Applicants with appropriate grades in Standard XII English (English Core/English Elective/Functional English in CBSE) do not require additional SELT qualifications.

You may be required to provide evidence of your English ability. Please view the for specific programme requirements.

Foundation Pathways

Holders of the Standard XII Higher Secondary Certificate with an average score of 65% from for ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Board will be considered for entry to Birmingham Foundation Academy. All other state boards require 70% overall.

If wish to apply for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway you need to have at least 65% in mathematics from ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Boards.

To apply for a Biology based degree you will need to have a least 65% in Biology from ICSE, CBSE, West Bengal State Boards.

For further information see the Foundation Pathways.

Undergraduate

Holders of the Indian Standard XII will be considered for entry to the first year of our undergraduate degree programmes. 

  • A*AA = 90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 85% West Bengal or 95% Other State boards
  • AAA = 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards
  • AAB = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 75% West Bengal or 85% Other State boards
  • ABB/BBB = 75% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra and West Bengal or 80% Other State boards

Where a programme requires a specific A'level subject grade please refer to the guidance below for Indian Standard XII equivalent.

  • A* = 90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 85% West Bengal or 95% Other State boards
  • A = 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards
  • B = 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra and 75% West Bengal or 85% Other State boards

Postgraduate

Either: A four year Bachelors degree (first class or very good upper second class)

Or: A three year Bachelors degree (first class) from recognised institutions in India.

For MSc programmes, the Business School will consider holders of three-year degree programmes (first class or very good upper second class) from recognised institutions in India.

For entry to LLM programmes, Birmingham is happy to accept applications from 3 or 5 year LLB holders from India from prestigious institutions.

Funding

Find out more about fees and funding for undergraduate, postgraduate taught or postgraduate research courses, or click here for information on international tuition fees.

Scholarships

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain our students, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships.

We are also pleased to offer the following scholarships specifically for Indian students:

Use the links below to search our funding and scholarship databases:

Search the undergraduate funding database
Search the postgraduate funding database

There are lots of ways to find out more about Birmingham. We run monthly live chats where you can ask us any questions you might have about your application or the University. Click here to find out when the next chat events are.

The University of Birmingham have an office in New Delhi and our team - Aprajita Kalra (Country Manager) and Pinkyla Wazilingpa (Student Support and Administrative Officer) -  will be happy to answer any queries you might have. Please telephone the India Office directly on +91 11 2370 6237/38 or send them an email.

University of Birmingham (India Office) 
1007 Mercantile House
15, Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi - 110 001
India
Tel. +91 11 23706237/38
Fax +91 11 23706243

Birmingham Representatives

Aspire Overseas Education Pvt. Ltd

293, Satya Niketan
South Campus Delhi University
New Delhi - 110021
India

Ph: +91-11-2410 9844
Email: mail@aspirebig.com

The Chopras Ltd
Head Office
Chiranjiv Towers
43, Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019
India

Offices also in North Delhi, West Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Trivandrum, Vijayawada.

Ph: +91-11-4160 8466, 26478940, 26280600, 26414164/65, 26445195, 2628036
Email: delhi@thechopras.com

IDP Education India
Head Office
Suite No 610 - 616, 6th Floor, International Trade Tower
Nehru Place,
New Delhi - 110019
India

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Gujarat, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara.

Ph: +91 11 4867 4900
Email: info.newdelhi@idp.com

Krishna Consultants
Head Office
Krishna Plot no 10/2
Behind Infotech Tower
Parsodi, Nagpur - 440022
Maharashtra

Offices also in Ahmedabad, Bangalore / Bengalaru, Bhopal, Calicut, Jammu, Kolhapur, Nagpur (2nd office), Nashik, New Dehli (Patel Nagar), New Dehli (Rohini), Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Surat, and Vadodara.  

Ph: +91 712 2222061 /62/63 or +91 9860540220
Email: uk@studies-overseas.com

Edwise International LLP 
2, Jer Mahal, Ground Floor,
Opp. Metro Cinema, 
Dhobi Talao Junction, 
Mumbai – 400 002

Ph: +91 079 4081 3333 / 2200 3338
Email: Birmingham@edwiseinternational.com 

Offices also in: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai (Churchgate), Mumbai (Malad), Mumbai (Marine Lines), Mumbair (Santa Cruz), Mumbai (Thane), Mumbai (Vashi), Pune, Pune (FC Road), Vadodara, Trivandrum, Vizag

Birmingham Visits

Our beautiful campus is open to the public throughout the year, so if you are in the UK and would like to visit, you can book onto a campus tour. Alternatively, please get in touch by emailing international@bham.ac.uk

Student Experience

The University of Birmingham is a fantastic choice for your academic study. Our thriving campus with its beautiful grounds, friendly community and excellent facilities will quickly make you feel at home. We offer you a huge variety of exciting activities to get involved in outside of your studies, too.

Beautiful surroundings and fantastic facilities

When you step onto campus, you are immersed in our historic red-brick buildings and glorious green spaces. You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink in one our many cafes.

When you are on campus, you are in the heart of University life - it's the perfect place to meet friends, whether it's to have a bite to eat, discuss your seminar notes or meet up before heading off to a sports club or society.

You can also take advantage of our fantastic facilities on campus. Study in our state-of-the-art academic library with its stunning views over campus, or go for a swim after lectures at our brand new £55 million Sport and Fitness Club.

Student societies

Many nationality groups form student societies during their time at the University of Birmingham, which is an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.

Bharat Parivar was set up with the objective of providing advice and guidance to new students as well as offering an informal platform for interaction. The group organises events throughout the academic calendar and provides an opportunity to students to meet their peers from India. Bharat Parivar has close links with the Indian Consulate in Birmingham, and other societies such as Tamil People and Telugu People in the UK. Bharat Parivar has also organised events in partnership with external private organisations such as National Indian Students Union (NISU), UK and Incredible India, UK. In addition to the website there is also a Facebook page.

Student experiences

The video below provides insight from a few Indian students, discussing their own student experiences of the MSc Molecular Biotechnology course in the School of Biosciences.

Careers

We offer dedicated support for international students, including an international careers consultant and a team of international student ambassadors. We will support you in developing the skills you will need to fully prepare for the working world or further academic study, whether this is in your home country or elsewhere.

Our Careers Network researches jobs all over the world. We host fairs, workshops and presentations, which are attended by many large, global companies that offer opportunities worldwide. We also offer a huge database of information on employers, vacancies and industry trends in a range of countries.

Alumni

The University of Birmingham has many strong alumni groups all over the world. Alumni groups are an excellent way of keeping in contact with the University and with other graduates from Birmingham who live in your country. Some alumni groups meet on a regular basis for social and professional events.

If you would like to meet up with University staff when they are in your country or you would be willing to help promote the University at exhibitions, we would also like to hear from you. You can find out if there is an alumni group in your country or join our alumni mailing list on the Alumni website.

Contact Details

For all general queries about becoming an international student at Birmingham, please complete and submit our enquiry form.

Address

International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Campus
Edgbaston
B15 2TT

Email
international@bham.ac.uk

The British Council has offices in many countries throughout the world which are able to provide you with advice about studying in the UK. Most offices also have an education library and Internet facilities where you can consult university material. The British Council can also provide advice about funding opportunities.

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