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University of Birmingham and Pakistan

The University of Birmingham extends a warm welcome to students from Pakistan. We currently have a growing number of Pakistani students studying a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of The Russell Group with a glorious, green campus, outstanding teaching and facilities and a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the heart of England, Birmingham is an exciting and vibrant city with a fascinating history. There has never been a more exciting time to study with us.

Anum Ahmed Pirkani

MSc Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering

“My experience of the MSc in RF and Microwave Systems at the University of Birmingham has been exceptional. An amalgam of theoretical knowledge and its practical application developed skills which will help me excel in the industry. Interaction and idea sharing with well-versed professors was the best part.”

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 SAT and AP exams from the USA) you should consult that country's page for qualification equivalence information. If you are unsure about the acceptability of your qualifications for entry to Birmingham please contact us for further details.


English Language

You will need to demonstrate a certain level of English language, either through an English test such as IELTS, TOEFL or PTE, or we may be able to accept your previous or alternative qualifications as evidence. Please view the entry requirements for specific programme requirements, and details on our presessional English language courses.

Foundation Pathways

The University will consider students with a Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) (also called Intermediate Certificate), with at least grade B or 70%, to include grade B or 70% in Mathematics for our Engineering and Physical Sciences pathway.
For further information see the Foundation Pathways.


We will consider students who have taken A Level examinations and/or the International Baccalaureate (IB) for entrance to undergraduate programmes. 
We will also consider students who have successfully completed a Bachelors (Honours) degree of at least two years duration.
Degrees must be from a Higher Education Commission recognised institution in Pakistan.

Please note:

  • For Medicine country specific requirements, please visit our Applying to Medicine website.
  • For Dentistry, please see the general entry requirements listed on the Dental Surgery course page.
  • Our BNurs and MNurs Nursing courses are only available to home/EU students.

Postgraduate Taught

Students with a four year bachelor degree may be considered for entry to a postgraduate degree programme. Students with a bachelor degree of at least three years duration followed by a master's degree of one or two years duration may also be considered for postgraduate entry.

A CGPA of 3.0/4 and above from a recognised Pakistani university is sufficient to meet our standard entry criteria. To be considered for postgraduate research courses we will usually require students to have completed a masters degree.

A 2 year degree followed by a 3 year LLB will count as a full Bachelor’s degree. 

All qualifications must be from recognised institutions. For further details on particular institutions please refer to Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission


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


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 pleased to offer the following funding opportunities for students from Pakistan:

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. Visit our Live Chats page to find out when the next events are.

The Regional Manager for South Asia, Ms Louise Morgan will be happy to answer any queries you might have, you can send an email to her and she'll get back to you with a response as quickly as possible.

Birmingham Representatives

Students who are interested in applying to study at the University of Birmingham are encouraged to contact our representatives in Pakistan, HR Consultants, IDP Education, SI UK and Success Factor. They can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They can also help with the application process for the University and with the process of applying for a visa. Their offices are listed below:

HR Consultants

Office no 35, First Floor, Beverly Centre Blue area
F-6/1 PO Box 2166
Islamabad 44000
Phone: +92 (0) 512 20 6451 / +92 (0) 512 20 6452 / +92 (0) 322 506 5417 
WhatsApp: +92 (0) 321 510 1791
Skype: HRPakistan

234B, Street 4, F-10/3
Islamabad 44000
Ph:  +92  (0) 3464747001 
WhatsApp: +92 (0) 321 510 1791
Skype: HRPakistan

214 2nd Floor Siddique Trade Center
72 Main Boulevard Gulberg
Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: +92 (0) 346 4747023/25 / +92 (0) 42 35787470
Skype: HRPakistan

Building No. 29CCA, opposite PENTA Square
DHA Phase 5, 
Lahore 54660
Ph: +92 (0) 423 718 9295 / +92 (0) 423 718 9296 / +92 (0) 423 718 9297 
Skype: HRPakistan

Office No.107, 1st Floor, Trade Tower, Opposite Metropole Hotel,
Abdullah Haroon Road, 
Karachi 74400
Mobile: +92 (0) 3464747031   
Skype: HRPakistan

UCAT Building, Near Sana Plaza,
Walayat Khan Road, Chaklala Scheme III,
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Phone: +92 (0) 51 5133721 / +92  (0)346 474 7020 / +92 (0) 346 474 7021 
Skype: HRPakistan

1, 2, 3 First Floor Hassan Shopping Mall
20 A Peoples Colony,
Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Mobile: + 92 (0) 346-4747030 / +92 (0) 321-6678002
Skype: HRPakistan

Office No. 18, First Floor, Citi Mall Plaza 51-B,
Near Goal Bagh, Gulgasht Colony,
Multan 60000
Phone: +92 (0) 3232307007
Skype: HRPakistan

SS Plaza, Abdara Road University Town
Peshawar, Pakistan
Mobile: +92 346 474 7003/ +92 321 5101791 
Skype: HRPakistan

 IDP Pakistan

Office No. G13, Ground & Mezzanine Floor, Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower,
Jinnah Avenue, Postal code 44000, Islamabad, Pakistan
Ph: +92 335 4747002

Suite # 1402, 14th Floor, Foakh Tower
Main Shahrah-e-Faisal, Postal code 75350, Karachi
Ph: ++ 92 3008555698

Office # 29-30, 2nd Floor, Park Lane Tower,
172-Tufail Road, Lahore Cantt, Postal code 54810
Ph: +92 322 7888828


Ground floor, Plaza No 8, Block K,
DHA Phase 1 Commercial Lahore
Ph: 0092-301-4434942, 321-8688446

2/27, 4th Floor, Silk Centre, Murree Rd, Block B,
Satellite Town, Rahmanabad,
Rawalpindi 46000
Ph: 0092-51-4264181 
Mobile: 0092-308-1814264

Office # 101, Al-Hayat Chamber, Plot No. A/7,
KCHSU, Block 7/8, Sultan Ahmed Shah Road,
Near Duty Free Shop Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi
Ph: 92-342-2227043

Office # 10, First Floor JK Shopping Mall,
University Road
Ph: 0092-91-5840322 
Mobile : 0092-345-9036903

Office No.06, 3rd Floor, Legacy Tower
Kohinoor City, Jaranwalaroad, 
Ph: 0092-91-5840322 
Mobile : 0092 041 8554200

Success Factor

Unit 13, 2nd Floor, Union Gold Mall,
F-7 Markaz, 
Ph: +92 051 2655577/78

2nd Floor, 335-Z, Commercial Area,
DHA Phase III,
Ph: +92 423 569 3036 -64

14-C, 2nd Floor, 7th Commercial Lane,
Khyban-e-Bukhari, DHA Phase VI,
Ph: +92 021 35342947/48/49

115 Mahmood Ghaznavi Road,
Sialkot Cantt,
Ph: +92 524260578

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. Due to the global circumstances around COVID-19, we are running more live chats as an opportunity to talk to our staff regularly. Please visit our Live Chats page to find out when we will be available for online events, which include live chat and videos.

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. The student societies are an excellent way to keep in contact with home and also provide an opportunity to highlight your culture and customs in the UK. Student societies are also a useful point of contact for prospective students to Birmingham who may want to contact current students for information.


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.


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 education 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.

International Recruitment
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston Campus
B15 2TT

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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