Guidance for programmes with an application fee

Before continuing with your application please read the following guidance carefully

The following programmes are subject to a £50 non-refundable application fee:

Application Fee Programmes

PGT programmes in:

College of Mechanical Engineering

  • Advanced Mechanical Engineering (full time MSc)
School of Biosciences
  • Molecular Biotechnology (full time MSc)
Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences
  • Clinical Oncology (full time only - MSc and PGDip)
Institute of Applied Health Sciences
  • MPH: Masters in Public Health (full time)
Business School
  • Human Resource Management (full time MSc)
  • Human Resource Management - 24 months
  • Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathways
  • Money; Banking and Finance (full time MSc)
  • Money; Banking and Finance with Integrated Pre-Masters
  • International Money and Banking (full time MSc)
  • International Money and Banking with Integrated Pre-Masters
  • International Accounting and Finance (full time MSc)
  • International Accounting and Finance (pathways 2 and 3)
  • Financial Management (full time MSc)
  • Financial Econcomics (full time MSc)
  • Investments (full time MSc)
  • Mathematical Finance (full time MSc)
  • Economics (full time MSc)
  • Economics with Integrated Pre-Masters
  • Development Economics (full time MSc)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (full time MSc)
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economicas with Integrated Pre-Masters
  • International Economics (full time MSc)
  • International Economics with Integrated Pre-Masters
  • International Business (full time MSc)
  • International Business - 24 months
  • Management (full time MSc)
  • Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation (full time MSc)
  • Management: Operations (full time MSc)
  • Management: Organisational Leadership and Change (full time MSc)
  • Management: Strategy (full time MSc)
  • Marketing (full time MSc)
  • Marketing 24m
  • International Marketing (full time MSc)
  • International Marketing 24m
  • Marketing Communications (full time MSc)
  • Marketing Communications 24m
  • Strategic Marketing and Consulting (full time MSc)
  • Strategic Marketing and Consulting 24m

Application Fee Information

At the end of the application form, before you can submit it to us, you will be required to pay, or indicate how you will pay the required fee in order for us to process your application. We will not process applications for which we have not received the fee. If you decide at any time not to complete and submit your application, you will not be charged.

If you submit a second application for a programme in the same academic year; you will be charged and we will not process your application. We do not offer a refund for duplicate applications.

Sponsorship: If you are being sponsored by an approved sponsor (recognised by the University of Birmingham) then please indicate this in the Funding Details section of your application form.  

Please complete and submit your application before paying your application fee.

Payment types offered are:

Debit or Credit card (pay online after completion of the application form)

(We can accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro cards.  Card payments will be processed in Pounds Sterling.)

Debit or Credit card is the quickest way to pay the application fee. It will allow us to start processing your application straight away. When you complete and submit your application, select 'Online Payment' and make your online payment.

Bank Transfer (Western Union)

You can pay using the University of Birmingham’s Bank Transfer platform powered by our partner Western Union Business Solutions after you submit your application.  This service allows you to pay in your local currency and from your home bank account, without worrying about exchange rates or funds arriving short at the University.

Payments through Bank Transfer will necessitate a delay while we wait for the funds to reach us. Once payment is received we will begin to process your application.

Once your payment has been received you will receive an acknowledgement email confirming your ID number and that your application will be progressed.

If you have any queries regarding the payment process please contact

Please keep your Booking Reference number to hand when making any payments. Please quote your Booking Reference in in all correspondence.

If you are unable to pay by the above methods you may want to apply instead through an Overseas Representative or Agent. They will need to log the application on your behalf. 

Your application

Your application is specifically designed for the programme you have applied for via course finder. It is sensitive to the answers you provide as you proceed through the application.

You do not have to complete your application in one session. You will be sent an email containing a secure link to enable you to complete your application at a future date should you so choose.

You will be able to save your application at any point in the process and return to it when you are ready to continue.

Please note that your application will not be processed until all the relevant sections have been completed and your application has been submitted.

Throughout your application you will be given the opportunity to upload scanned documents in support of your application. 

Please note that a decision on your application may be delayed if the relevant supporting documents are not received. 

The following information will usually be needed before a decision can be made on your application:

  • Academic reference(s)
  • Degree transcripts (interim* transcripts);
  • English language test certificate (if appropriate);
  • Research proposal (if appropriate).

*A transcript of your degree progress and achievement to date.

You may also be required to submit further documents. 

It is your responsibility to ensure that the information you provide is accurate and complete, and does not contain false or misleading information. It is also your responsibility to provide additional information when requested to do so. The University will check your academic history, qualifications, references, personal statements, research proposals, and anything else provided as part of your application for accuracy.

How to Apply

Search for the course you wish to apply for using course finder. Once you have selected the course please click on 'Apply Now' buttons until you reach the application form where you will be asked to Log in or Create a new user.

If you have an existing account your username is your email address or applicant id number. You can click on the forgotten password link to reset your password.

If you are new to the Application system please click on New User to create your New User Details.

New User Details


*Forename(s)/Given name

*Second Forename

*Surname/Family name


*Date of Birth (dd/mmm/yyyy)

*Email address (this is your username)

Please provide us with an active personal email account that will be valid for the duration of the application process. This is to ensure our communications reach you. Should your email change after you submit your application, please email us at with the details. Changing your email address without informing us will impact on your user experience with this system.

*Confirm e-mail Address

*Password (choose a password containing a minimum of 8 characters, which must contain: at least one upper case (A-Z), one lower case (a-z), one number (0-9), one special character (!? * % ( ) @ # $ ^ & + - =)).

*Confirm password

- Proceed with your application form