Getting here and getting started

You may still have questions about how you take up your place at Birmingham this year. In this overview we aim to provide some clarity about our admissions process, and let you know who you can speak to if you have further questions. 

As announced by the Government in February 2021, assessment and exams will not go ahead for students due to take A levels, BTECs and other qualifications in the UK in summer 2021. The Government has said that many exams and assessments cannot be held fairly this year as a result of the disruption students have faced due to the pandemic.

Your teachers will instead submit grades to the exam boards, based on their assessment of what you have shown you know and can do, enabling you to progress to the next stage of your education, training, or employment.

 For further information you can read the most up-to-date Government advice on how qualifications will be awarded in summer 2021.

Exam Boards will still provide results to us as they would in a normal year. For the vast majority of UK-based applicants, our decisions will be available via UCAS Track from 08.30 on Tuesday 10th August 2021.

If you have already been made an offer to study at the University of Birmingham then the terms of that offer still apply, and please be reassured that we continue to do everything we can to minimise the impact of the current situation on you coming to University.

 For students on select courses you should check carefully the terms and conditions of your offer to make sure that you are able to fulfil the non-academic conditions of your offer (e.g. DBS checks, health checks). You can find more information on non-academic conditions on our Admissions FAQ.

 Read our Admissions FAQ