International students in the School of English, Drama and American and Canadian Studies

By choosing to study English, Drama, Creative Writing or American and Canadian Studies at Birmingham, you can be part of an outstanding university, renowned for changing lives and transforming society. Be part of our international campus community, with over 6,500 students from 150 countries.

Hear from our students

  • Jessie Fok studied Romeo and Juliet whilst at school in Hong Kong and was inspired to study English Literature.
  • She chose the University of Birmingham for its reputation and close proximity to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Jessie now volunteers at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, where she helps with interpretative work, interacts with visitors and teaches them about Shakespeare’s life.