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Welcome to Birmingham: information for international students

All the help you need, all in one place.

Travelling overseas to study at university is a big moment in your life. It’s a big decision too. So, you’ll want to know you’re making the right choice. That’s why we’ve created this guide to support you on this journey. We want you to feel welcome, and reassure you that Birmingham is a friendly, safe and excellent place to study.


Before you travel

There’s always more to think about as an international student. Here’s all the help and advice you need to plan ahead.

When you arrive

It’s not always easy adjusting to a new university. So here’s what to expect and how to prepare for your first few weeks with us in Birmingham.

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Welcome to Birmingham!
Welcome to UoB! Hear from some of our international students on what it's like to study and live in Birmingham.