Applying to Chemistry at Birmingham

The Birmingham Chemistry Admissions Team is here to help you through the UCAS application process and ensure you are equipped with all the information you need to choose the right programme for you.

Visit us

Choosing a university and department is not easy, so experiencing the environment in which you will study is key to making the right decision. We believe Birmingham Chemistry has much to offer, but don’t take our word for it; experience it for yourself by attending one of our Open Days!

Application process

We would like to offer all the help we can in your undergraduate admissions application. Please see our detailed FAQs and a recording of our Application tips webinar, or get in touch for any other queries at any time.

Open days

Our Undergraduate Open Days for 2022 have now concluded. Open Day dates for 2023 will be released in early 2023. Please check back for updates.

Further Open Day information

Scholarship and Fees

The University and School of Chemistry are proud to offer a number of generous scholarships and prizes that acknowledge academic excellence, reward scholarly achievement and help foster potential in sports and music. Our Access to Birmingham scheme offers substantial Bursaries to ensure there are no financial barriers to studying with us.

Discover more about scholarships, bursaries and fees.

Offer Holder Visit Days (OHVDs)

Once we have made you an offer, we will invite you to attend one of our in person Offer Holder Visit Days which run from February until April.

OHVDs are different from Open Days as they give you the chance to learn about the course and School you have applied to in more detail and discuss your application with Admissions staff. During your Offer Holder Visit Day, you will spend half a day with your chosen School, providing you with the valuable opportunity to chat to current students and staff members and ask any questions you have. During the other half of your visit to the university you will have the opportunity to book a tour of our beautiful green campus and visit accommodation.

Please refer to your offer letter for details of how to book onto an OHVD. We look forward to meeting you!

Key Dates

  • Early September - UCAS applications open
  • Late January - Deadline for applications - first places*
  • May - UCAS decision deadline
  • Late June - UCAS applications close**
  • July - UCAS clearing opens for international students
  • Late July - Accommodation application deadline (for Accommodation Guarantee scheme)
  • Mid September - Arrivals Weekend
  • Mid/late September - Semester One begins with Welcome Week
  • Mid/late September - Semester One teaching begins

*All applications received by this date are given equal consideration. If you apply after this date then we cannot guarantee that we will be able to consider your application depending on the number and quality of applications we received before this UCAS deadline.
** If you apply after late June, your application is automatically entered into Clearing.