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International student experience

At Birmingham, we’ll support your health, wellbeing and personal development. While our professional and academic careers services will help you take the next step. This is your time. This is your place.

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The second city, your second home

If you’re going to be an international student, where better than Europe’s youngest city? With its friendly, diverse community, Birmingham is a modern, global hub within easy reach of the green English countryside. A centre for arts, culture, shopping and entertainment, the city is also home to the largest creative and financial sectors outside London. The perfect place to connect, grow and thrive.

All the space you need

Rich in history on a leafy, green estate, our main campus is an inspiring place to live and learn. Located in Edgbaston, the campus sits on 250 acres of parkland, featuring lawns, trees, a lake and works of sculpture.

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Our domed, red-brick buildings may be rich in heritage, yet the campus is equally modern. With all the amenities of a small town, you’ll find shops, bars, and cafés, plus medical and dental surgeries, sports facilities and even our own train station.
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Between your studies, you’ll enjoy lots of opportunities to relax and have fun. The Guild is your Students’ Union. They host a range of events through the year to help you socialise and make new friends. Here to provide you with support, advice and entertainment, there are more than 300 student groups, and clubs for you to join.
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Love to be active? Our University and city are top destinations for sport. From beginners to elite athletes, there’s something for everyone. With a 50-metre pool, 200-station gym, group exercise classes and much more, our University Sport & Fitness Club lets you challenge yourself physically, or simply relax and have fun.
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Feel closer to nature while you study. The Green Heart is a stunning space for you to work, relax and meet with friends. A 12-acre parkland, it’s home to wildflowers and a community garden, where you can enjoy a peaceful break between classes.

Supporting you during your studies

Your health and wellbeing are our number one priority while you’re here. That’s why we offer a range of services to support you at every stage of your journey.

Meet our international students

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We think you'll love it at Birmingham but don't just take our word for it. Find out what real international students think about their experience so far.
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Meet us in your country or online

You don’t need to travel to the UK to meet us. We regularly travel overseas to meet international students.

If we're not in your country, you can get answers to your questions from the comfort of home. Through our online events, you can ask our students and staff anything about Birmingham.