What you need to do next as an EU student


✓ Accept your offer

In order to accept and secure your place, you must respond to your offer by the date stated in your offer letter. This deadline refers to your acceptance of the offer, not the fulfilment of conditions. To respond to the offer, click on the ‘Respond to Offer’ link within your applicant portal.

If you think you will be unable to respond by this date, please contact us and we will be able to extend the time available. However, if you fail to respond by this deadline your offer may be declined on your behalf.

If you have applied to Teacher Training, MA Social Work or Graduate Medicine programmes, please follow the alternative advice for acceptance.

Accept your offer via the portal 

 Online pre-depature briefing for EU Postgraduates

Attend one of our virtual pre-departure briefings to watch useful videos to help you prepare for your time in Birmingham. You can also ask any questions you may have to our EU Postgraduate Recruitment team.

Register to attend online event

✓ Submit any outstanding documents to meet the conditions of your offer

When your degree results are known,please send a certified photocopy confirming this. If you have already obtained your degree we may also ask for a certified photocopy of a transcript or certificate as confirmation. A photocopy without original certification stamps will not be acceptable.

There are a small number of programmes that require you to submit original documents and your offer letter will state this if this is one of your requirements.

Please follow the guidance on your offer letter to ensure you submit the correct documents and complete all the necessary requirements.

If you are an International student and must meet an English language condition as part of your offer, you can meet these conditions by taking one of our pre-sessional programmes.

Log in to the portal

✓ Complete Online Registration

If you have accepted your offer, met the conditions and received your unconditional acceptance notification via the applicant portal, you will receive a communication from the University before the start of your programme (from July onwards) regarding Online Registration.

This email will include your registration details (such as where and how to register) and other important information about the start of term.

Find out more about online registration

✓ Explore your accommodation options

Whether you are looking for University accommodation or a rented property in the private sector, our accommodation services team, ‘Living’, can help you to find the right place. Follow our guide for offer-holders and we'll signpost you to the most useful webpages and external sites to help you find the most suitable accommodation for your needs.

Visit our Living in Birmingham pages

✓ Begin preparing for your studies

Arrival and Welcome

Arrivals Weekend and Welcome Week begin from Saturday 18 September. Many students moving into University accommodation arrive during this weekend as we offer dedicated support at each of our villages. Arriving prior to Welcome Week enables you to take advantage of the support available on campus, induction events and orientation of your  facilities.

Plan your events for Welcome Week using our induction events planner, and use our Welcome site for useful advice on services open during Arrivals weekend, travelling to campus and getting set up with your University email and login details.

Visit the Welcome site 

Academic preparation

You can also begin to prepare for your academic studies by looking into preparatory reading, checking when and how you will be required to choose your modules, as well as planning your time in your first few weeks as you begin to receive more reading and preparatory work for seminars. 

We have produced some short online inductions on Canvas the University's e-learning platform, to help you evaluate your study skills, consider extra-curricular opportunities, and understand what support is on offer to you, all before you start your studies. These can be accessed once you have registered as a new student online.

Useful guidance to prepare for your studies

✓ Find out how to pay your fees

Tuition fees

Once you have registered with us, you will need to begin making arrangements to pay your tuition fees. Please ensure that payment has been arranged by either:

  • Making a single payment
  • Applying to make payment in instalments by Direct Debit
  • Providing Sponsorship details.

Visit the tuition fees page

Accommodation fees

If you are going to be living in University accommodation, you will also need to pay your accommodation via one of these methods. The accommodation fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit.

You’ll need to make a pre-payment of £550 to secure your accommodation as part of your online acceptance. Please ensure that payment for the balance has been arranged by either:

  • Making a single payment
  • Applying to make payment in instalments by Direct Debit
  • Providing Sponsorship details.

Visit the accommodation fees page