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The first days and weeks at university are exciting. There’s a lot going on. New friends to make. And so many things to see and do as you adapt to life in a new country. To help you prepare and feel more at home, here’s a range of helpful advice for when you arrive on campus.

Welcome and orientation

It’s natural to feel nervous when you first arrive. Our Welcome calendar will help you make new friends, settle in and get started.

Join us in the Welcome Marquee to find out what to do
International Welcome Team
Look out for our International Welcome Team if you need help
Students talking
Get to know other students at our welcome events

Advice and support

From the day you arrive to the time you graduate, you’ll find all the advice and support you could ever need on campus.

Living in Birmingham

We’re sure you’ll love it here in Birmingham. Learn more about our city and our diverse population of students.

Birmingham city centre - Birmingham Council House


Still not sure about something? Find answers to the most common questions our international students ask.