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University of Birmingham and Thailand

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from students from Thailand. We currently have over 80 Thai students following 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.

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“If you are looking for a quality education system, a high ranking university and a friendly environment, I recommend that you come to study at the University of Birmingham.”

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

We accept students who have completed 12 years of education and the Maw 6 (M6) certificate and the national entrance examination for all state institutions (WEE - Written Entrance Examination) results. For our Foundation programmes, a good level of achievement (a minimum of 70%) is required.


We will consider:

  • GCE A Level we will usually consider students with 3 good subjects
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) we will normally consider students with 32 points overall for entrance to most of our undergraduate programmes, certain courses will require specific grades and subjects at Higher Level
  • High School Certificate (M6) and a recognised one year foundation qualification may be considered
  • One or two years of university level study at a recognised university in Thailand, with a sufficiently high score overall in their university level study (3.0+/4.0), may be considered for entry to an undergraduate degree programme

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

Holders of a good Bachelors degree from a recognised institution will be considered for postgraduate study at Diploma or Masters level. Holders of Bachelors degree from prestigious institutions (see list below) will normally be expected to have achieved a GPA of 3.0/4.0 for 2:1 equivalency or 2.7 for 2:2 equivalency.
Applicants with grades slightly below these requirements may also be considered for an offer if they have a relevant Bachelors degree, good scores in relevant modules, or relevant work experience.

Holders of a Bachelors degree from all other institutions will normally be expected to have achieved a GPA of 3.2/4.0 for 2:1 equivalency, or 2.8 for 2:2 equivalency.

Prestigious institutions:
Assumption University
Chiang Mai University
Chulalongkorn University
Kasetsart University
Khon Kaen University
King Mongkut University of Technology - Thonburi (known as KMUTT or KMUT)
Mahidol University
Prince of Songla University
Srinakharinwirot University
Thammasat University

Postgraduate Research

Holders of a good Masters degree from a recognised institution will be considered for entry to our postgraduate research programmes.


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.

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 University of Birmingham representative for Thailand is Katy Friend. You can email her with any questions you may have at

Birmingham Representatives

Our representatives in Thailand can assist you with questions about studying in the UK and, more specifically, at the University of Birmingham. They will also be able to assist you with the application process.

Mentor International 
16 FI, Regent House 
183 Rajdamri Road 
Lumpini, Patumwan 
Bangkok 10330 
Tel: +66 (0) 2255 5157-9 
Fax: +66 (0) 2255 3826 

Mentor International
25th Fl, T-ONE Building
8 Soi Sukhumvit 40
Phra Khanong, Klong Toi,
Bangkok 10110
Tel: 66 (0) 98424 6154

Hands On - Silom (Head Office
Floor 11, Unit A.B.C, 
Kamolsukosol Building, 
317 Silom Road, Silom, 
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)26355230
Fax: +66(0)26355231

Hands On - Chidlom
7/F, Maneeya Building, 
518/5 Ploenchit Rd., Lumpini, 
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)26520718
Fax: +66(0)26520721

Hands On - Pinklao
Room 1801-B, 
18/F Central Pinklao Tower A, 
7/129 Boromrajajonani Rd., Arun-Amarin, 
Bangkok-noi, Bangkok 10700 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)28845328
Fax: +66(0)28845929

Hands On - Rama 2
1/F Park Village Rama2, 
1/2 Soi Rama2 Soi 56, Samaedum, 
Bangkhunthian, Bangkok 10150 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)28961445
Fax: +66(0)28961447

Hands On - Chiang Mai
8/4 Soi Champee, 
Sirimangkalajarn Rd., 
Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
Tel: +66(0)53289114
Fax: +66(0)53289114

IDP Bangkok 
4th floor CP Tower Silom Rd 
Tel:+66 2 638 3111 
Fax:+66 2 231 0530 

IDP Chiang Mai 
Malin Plaza 
(Opposite Chiang mai University) 
99/58 Moo 1 Huaykaew Rd. 
T.Chang Puak A.Muang 
Tel:+66 53 217 552 
+66 81 805 9006 
Fax:+66 53 217 552 

IDP Hat Yai 
IDP Education Services. 
2nd Floor, Preedarom Building, Number 5, 
Preedarom Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110 
Tel:+66 74 354 477 
Fax:+66 74 354 477 

IDP Khon Kaen 
Ground Floor, Pullman Khon Kaen Raja Orchid hotel 
9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang, Khon Kaen, 40000 
Tel:+66 43 321 331 
+66 8 9816 8210 
Fax:+66 43 321 331

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 wind down after lectures at our £55 million Sport and Fitness Club. Our student sports club memberships are affordable, and with numerous classes, a swimming pool, 55 student sports teams and ‘try a sport’ courses, there really is something for everyone.  

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.


Katy Friend
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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