You will need to provide us with specified documents in support of your application. We accept electronic copies of documents in most formats including the following: .docx, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, .jpg, .xls, .gif, .zip. You are able to upload one file for each specified document, and each document must be no larger than 2mb or 5mb for your transcript and research proposal. If you have a document larger that 2mb we advise either using compression software to produce a .zip file, or separating the large file into smaller files and uploading these as unspecified documents. Please note that you are only able to upload 2 unspecified documents per application. Please do not upload RAR files.
One document should be uploaded per requirement; please do not upload all required documents merged into one document.
The documents requested will vary depending on the programme applied for and the responses you make in your application but can include:
Transcripts certified copy of your degree record. Please ensure both sides of your certified degree transcript are uploaded. If you are currently a student then please provide a copy of your degree progress and achievement to date.
Translation of transcript if your transcript is not in English.
Degree Certificate(s) can be uploaded as a document in support of your application. If your degree certificate is not available, i.e. if you have not yet completed your degree, we will be able to consider your application on a conditional basis and you will have the opportunity to upload the certificate once it is available.
Translation of degree certificate (if your degree certificate is not in English)
English Language Certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, GCSE etc)
Personal Statement (if appropriate)
First Reference (if appropriate)
Second Reference (if appropriate)
Research Proposal (for research programmes only)
Copy of passport identification page (if appropriate)
Evidence of Immigration status (if appropriate)
Curriculum Vitae (CV) (if requested)
Sample of written work (if requested)
You are asked to provide two references in support of your application. You can either upload the references using the upload documents section of the application or we can contact your referees on your behalf using the email details you have provided us with. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the references are provided.
In addition you can upload up to two additional documents that are relevant to your application and not specified above e.g. if you hold more than one degree you may upload an additional degree certificate.
Please note: if you receive an offer from the university you will need to supply us with the original or certified hard copy of your degree qualification(s)*.
*University of Birmingham graduates do not need to provide transcripts or copies of degree certificates.
If you are unable to upload electronic copies, please contact the admissions office for advice. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 44+ (0)121 414 4500.
- Click on the Upload button;
- Browse and Select Document then;
- Click on Upload button again to upload document.
- The button will change to Amend and you will be able to 'View document'
All Mandatory documents (those documents which have a tick) must be uploaded at this point of the application before you can Complete Application Process. You will have the choice to Save and Return Later.
After you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to return to your portal page, track and review your application and upload any additional documents.
The University of Birmingham reserves the right to request original documentation at any point in the admissions process. Failure to provide original (or attested copies of) documentation confirming all the information you have provided in your application may result in the withdrawal or any offer of a place at the University of Birmingham.