Entry requirements

The University of Birmingham welcomes applications from academically qualified students all over the world.

The application process has several aspects to it, including qualifications, experience and your references. To check the equivalence of your qualification to UK entrance requirements, please visit your country page.

English language requirements

In order to benefit from your studies, you need to demonstrate that you have a good level of written and spoken English before taking up a place here. These entry requirements also apply to Study Abroad students. 

Please visit the undergraduate or postgraduate pages below to find out what tests and scores are accepted for your subject.

Foundation programme

The University offers a specific high quality foundation programme for international students. Learn more about our foundation academic and English entry requirements.

Learn more

For advice on entry requirements or English language requirements for specific courses, contact the Admissions Tutor listed in the course entry or visit the relevant department's website.