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. 

Rebecca Rice

Admissions Tutor

“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 2021 applicants, including what to expect during your first year, and some first-hand experiences from our current Maths 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

  • September 2020 - UCAS applications open
  • 15 January 2021 - Deadline for applications - First places*
  • May 2021 - UCAS decision deadline
  • 30 June 2021 - UCAS applications close**
  • 1 July 2021 - UCAS clearing opens for international students
  • 31 July 2021 - Accommodation application deadline (for Accommodation Guarantee scheme)
  • 18-19 September 2021 - Arrivals Weekend
  • 20-26 September 2021- Semester One begins with Welcome Week
  • 27 September 2021 - Semester One teaching begins

*All applications received by 15 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 2021, your application is automatically entered into Clearing.

How to apply

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

Chinese applicants may also find our Chinese Guide to applying helpful.

Offer-holder checklist 

You will receive updates about the application process and relevant deadlines via email, but please check back here soon for our international offer holders checklist to help you keep track of progress.

Contact us

Please contact us via email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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