International students

Welcome to the School of Mathematics, a School committed to providing the best learning experience for you.

This means small tutorial groups, access to exceptional facilities, such as the Mathematics Learning Resource Centre and a huge support network, which includes personal tutors, drop-in sessions and events from the award-winning Mathematics Society. 

Video Transcript


[OVERLAY QUESTION: We asked some of our students why they chose to study Mathematics at Birmingham]




[FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN LECTURE THEATRE] “I chose to study Maths at Birmingham because when I came to the offer-holder visit day I felt that the dynamic between lecturers and students was really equal there wasn't a level of hierarchy I felt when I came here.”

[FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “So I chose Maths at Birmingham because there was a real community feel in our department that I didn't feel at any of the other universities that I visited.”

[MALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN LECTURE THEATRE] “On the offer holder visit days it was just sort of the feeling that I'd get, so I saw that the staff and students seem to get on really well and they said that they put on a lot of social events, so the School of Maths would always be putting on events like Christmas parties or midterm parties and they worked really well with MathSoc the Maths Society to really maximize the student experience here.”

[OFF CAMERA INTERVIEWER: “So why did you choose maths at Birmingham?”] [FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “When I came for the offer-holder visit day it was a really friendly environment and I felt really welcomed into the School. I spoke to a lot of the lecturers and students that are doing the course and it just felt really friendly.”

[MALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “I chose to study Maths at Birmingham because the atmosphere here in the School is really friendly. All the lecturers and students they seem to know each other and have a really good relationship.”

[MALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “I chose Birmingham because I liked the city and I liked how everything is really easily accessible by transport.”

[FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN SCHOOL BREAKOUT AREA] “So as well as having a good city and having a great School of Maths, the lectures are very interesting. So I sit in the front so I get full attention. I sit at the front and I just love the lecturers I love their enthusiasm.”

[FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “Another reason why I chose Maths at Birmingham is because I really like this structure of the course and the range of modules is like a wide range you can choose from.”

[FEMALE STUDENT TALKING TO INTERVIEWER IN CLASSROOM] “When I came to the Open Day I just I remember just all the lecturers out doing their little demonstrations it was just so captivating and then I came back for the offer [holder] day and it was just it was the best one I went to and after that I was comparing every other uni to Birmingham, just nothing compared, so just yeah Birmingham was my choice from very early”




Dr Richard Mycroft

Senior Lecturer & Admissions Tutor - School of Mathematics

“Our School welcomes many international students from regions across the world including Europe, India, China, Hong Kong and many more. Below we have provided some useful information for 2022 applicants, including what to expect during your first year, and some first-hand experiences from our current Mathematics students.”

Your first year at Birmingham

Your first year as a Mathematics student at the University of Birmingham will be an interesting and exciting time full of new experiences and challenges.

Here are a few of the highlights you can expect from your first year:

  • Excellent support - When you join us you will be assigned a personal tutor, whose role is to provide academic support throughout your studies. For the first two years of your degree you will meet your tutor for weekly tutorials as part of a small group of tutees (typically of 6-8 students) to complement and enhance your learning experience.
  • We have a very active Mathematics Society (MathSoc) who organise social and sports activities, educational and career events, as well as a successful volunteering scheme so you can make the most of university life. They also offer a 'Family Scheme' to help new students settle into the department and get to know people.
  • A thriving community - the School of Mathematics is a sociable and inclusive community of learners. In addition to events run by MathSoc, the School organises numerous informal events to develop and sustain a friendly atmosphere, and to help students get to know more of the staff and fellow students.

Hear from our international community

One of the best ways to find out what life is really like as an international Mathematics student is to hear from them! Here, they talk about their experiences and give real insight into student life at Birmingham. To see full student profiles as well as student videos and much more, please see our International Students Information page.

Rui Fang

Rui Fang

BSc Mathematics

“The best thing about studying at the University of Birmingham is the easy access to the resources and campus facilities that make it convenient for academic study and group discussion. It is also easy to get help from lecturers and postgraduates.”

Keying Zhang

Keying Zhang

BSc Mathematics with Business Management

“Within the Maths department there is a personal tutor system and in your first and second year you have regular weekly meetings with them which provides a lot of support for both academic issues, and personal too.”

Key dates - 2024 UG admission


  • September 2023 - UCAS applications open
  • 16th October 2023 (18:00 UK time) - Deadlines for applications if your options include Oxford or Cambridge
  • 31st January 2023 (18:00 UK time) - Deadline for applications - First places*
  • 28th February 2024 - UCAS Extra opens (see the UCAS Extra website)
  • 6th June 2024 - All applicants who received their decisions by 16 May must make their Firm and Insurance choices by this date otherwise all offers will be declined by default.
  • 30th June 2024 - All applications made after this date are entered in to UCAS Clearing
  • 4th July 2024 - Last date to make a UCAS Extra application
  • 5th July 2024 - UCAS Clearing opens. Birmingham Clearing programmes will be confirmed in due course - Please note, limited programmes and places will be available in Clearing
  • 5th July 2024 - IB results date
  • 31st July 2024 - Birmingham accommodation application deadline (for Accommodation Guarantee scheme)
  • 15th August 2024 - A level results day. If you're not an A level student, you must send us your results directly
  • 31st August 2024 - Last date to meet any offer condition
  • 21st - 22nd September 2024 - Arrivals weekend
  • 23rd - 27th September 2024 - Welcome Week
  • 30th September 2024 - Semester One teaching begins

For more information on Birmingham term dates, please see here.

*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 this date, your application is automatically entered into Clearing.

For further information on the UCAS process, please visit the UCAS website.

How to apply

Please see our 'how to apply' pages for further details on how to submit an application to study with us.  

Contact us

Please visit our UG contact us webpage.

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