University of Birmingham graduates do not need to provide transcripts or copies of degree certificates, however we advise applicants who graduated prior to 2000 to provide copies of their qualifications as they may take longer to verify.
If you have completed your qualification/degree
You will be asked to upload a scan of your original or certified copies of your relevant academic certificate(s) and transcript(s) on the Application Portal, otherwise your application cannot be considered.
Please be prepared to send in your original or certified copies of your documents if the Admissions team requests to verify them.
If you are currently a student studying for a degree or higher level qualification
You will be asked to upload an interim transcript from your latest exams, otherwise your application cannot be considered.
Please be prepared to send in your original or certified copies of your degree certificate and final transcript upon graduation if the Admissions team requests to verify them.
Explanation of key words:
Certified – having your original documents copied and then officially recognised with an official institution’s stamp or watermark so you do not need to send off the original.
Verified – checked by the University/Institution or our representatives that the document is official and genuine.
Certificate – degree certificate/academic certificate(s) stating your name and degree/qualification awarded from your previous institution/institutions.
Transcript – usually an additional document which comes with your certificate, detailing your grades achieved per module of your degree/academic programme(s) and the overall grade.
Notary - A notary is usually a lawyer (though not necessarily so in the United States) or person with legal training who is licensed by the government to perform acts in legal affairs, in particular witnessing signatures on documents. The form that the notarial profession takes varies with local legal systems.
The British Council – has offices all over the world and support the educational and cultural exchange of students coming to the UK for university.
University of Birmingham Overseas Representative
– The University has overseas representatives listed on the Overseas Offices webpage
, who can offer advice and certify your documents as well as verifying your documents on site rather than sending to the UK.