Study options, dates and fees

Today we have one of the largest international student communities in the UK with over 8,700 students from more than 150 countries worldwide currently studying with us.

Following the result of the EU Referendum we understand that you may have questions and concerns. We have created a dedicated web-page  with the University's latest statement regarding the referendum. You can also find there, for your further assurance, an information sheet comprising a list of frequently asked questions containing the latest available information regarding the referendum's outcomes. 

Depending on your home country and the agreement with your home university, there are three study options available. 


We offer exchange places for students studying at one of our partner universities in Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

International Exchange

We offer exchange places to students studying at partner universities outside of Europe. Your home university or institution will need to nominate you before you can apply.

Fee-paying Non Exchange

We welcome applications from fee-paying students from universities with no existing partnership with Birmingham. You can apply online with no requirement for advance nomination.

Study Abroad Options
 European ExchangeInternational ExchangeStudy Abroad
Flexibility to study 1 or 2 semesters Yes Yes Yes
Should my home university nominate me before applying? Yes Yes No
Is housing guaranteed? Yes Yes Yes
Can I transfer credits to my home university? Yes Yes Yes
Can I apply online? Yes Yes Yes 
Do I pay fees for this programme? No* No* Yes 

* You will pay your home university as usual

Study dates for 2024/2025

Key dates for 2024/2025 incoming students
  Full year Autumn Spring/Summer
Study Abroad nominations deadline 31 Mar 31 Mar 30 Sep
Study Abroad application deadline 30 Apr 30 Apr 31 Oct
Accommodation applications (once student ID received)  Jun - Jul Jun - Jul Nov - Dec
Accommodation application final deadline*  31 Jul  31 Jul 1 Dec
Welcome and orientation  23 Sep 23 Sep  13 Jan
Teaching begins  30 Sep 30 Sep 20 Jan
Semester ends  27 Jun 13 Dec 27 Jun 

*Please apply for Spring and Summer semester accommodation after 1st November and within 5 days of receiving your offer letter and student ID number

Fees for 2024/2025

Study Abroad

September 2024 - June 2025 : £22,080
September 2024 - December 2024 : £11,040
January 2025 - June 2025 : £11,040

How can I apply?

For more information on the application process, including application deadlines and a step-by-step guide check out: How to Apply