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. 

Claire Churchill

Claire Churchill

Admissions Tutor

“Our School welcomes many international students from countries across the world including, India, China, Hong Kong and many more. Below we have provided some useful information for 2020 applicants, including what to expect during your first year, and some first-hand experiences from our current Maths students. If you have any further questions, myself and the team look forward to hearing from you.”

Contact details:
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 7404

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 Students

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.”

See Rui's full profile

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.”

See Keying's full profile.

Mathematics News

To hear about the latest School news and any upcoming events please follow us on Twitter @MathsBirmingham and @eps_unibham or Instagram @myepslife. You can also visit our News and Events pages and the University of Birmingham Weibo and WeChat pages.

Meet us in your Country

Members of staff from the University regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying with us. Check our travel calendar for details of upcoming visits to your country.

Fees and Scholarships

The School of Mathematics is proud to attract some of the world’s brightest students. We offer some fantastic scholarship opportunities to high achieving international students.

Fee status

Information on fee status and tuition fees can be found on our international fees pages. Tuition fees are also displayed on our individual programme pages.

Immigration and visas

Students who are nationals of a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland generally require a visa to study in the UK. See our visa and immigration pages for more information about getting a visa to study in the UK.

Application document verification

If your place is conditional upon providing evidence of your academic qualifications, you can verify your documents in variety of ways. See our document verification pages for further information.

Parents and Carers

We’re sure that your parents will have many questions about the University campus, student support and security. Our parents and carers webpages will provide many of the answers.

Offer-holder Checklist

You will receive updates about the application process and relevant deadlines via email, but you can use the international offer holders checklist (pdf)  to keep track of progress.

Key Dates

Key Dates
September 2019 UCAS applications open
15 January 2020 Deadline for applications - First places*
May 2020 UCAS decision deadline
30 June 2020 UCAS applications close**
1 July 2020 UCAS clearing opens for international students
31 July 2020 Accommodation application deadline (for Accommodation Guarantee scheme)
19-20 September 2020 Arrivals Weekend
21-27 September 2020 Semester One begins with Welcome Week
28 September 2020  Semester One teaching begins

*All applications received by 15th January 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 30 June 2020, your application is automatically entered into Clearing.


University accommodation:
Visit University accommodation, including our Accommodation Guarantee schemes, 360° tours, rates and more.

Applying for accommodation:
Applying for accommodation is available online

Presessional accommodation:
If you are a Presessional English Language student, view information at accommodation options for presessional students

Private accommodation:
If you’re not looking for University accommodation, the University and Guild of Students’ Rent Right scheme can give you the best housing advice.

Contact accommodation:
All accommodation queries will be need to be directed to the Living team at:
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8000