International entry requirements
We welcome undergraduate applications from all candidates offering A level or equivalent overseas qualifications (including the International Baccalaureate or a recognised Foundation Programme). All candidates must achieve appropriate grades in their examinations.
The A level requirements are listed under the 'entry requirements' tab on the relevant course page in our course finder.
To find out what the grade requirements would be for a qualification that you have studied in your own country, please select your country from the drop-down list on the relevant course page, or see your individual country page information.
English language requirements
In order to undertake a programme of study here at the University, you will need to demonstrate that you have a suitable level of English proficiency.
You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or alternative qualifications. The sections below will tell you what grades you need in these qualifications for the subject area you want to study.
English tests/qualifications normally need to have been taken within two years of the start date of your programme.
Proof of English language proficiency
For those joining us for 2023, we will accept the following additional tests as evidence of English language proficiency:
- TOEFL Home Edition
- IELTs Online
- PTE Academic Online
Foundation programme requirements
The following English language requirements are for programmes from the Birmingham International Academy.
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degree programmes
Find the English language requirements relevant to your course.
*Further information on can be found at the IELTS website. IELTS tests must be the Academic version, we cannot accept the General test.
** For more information on the Pearson Test of English visit their website.
*** For more information on Cambridge English exams, please visit their website. For Cambridge English exams taken before 2015, please see under Alternative Qualifications for the accepted grades.
**** Business School programmes require one of the following scores: A TOEFL score of 88 overall with a minimum of 22 in Writing and Speaking, an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.5 in Writing and Speaking, a Pearson Test of English score of 67 overall, with 67 in Writing and Speaking, a Cambridge English score of 176 overall with 176 in Writing and Speaking, a Language Cert ESOL SELT (UKVI) score of B2 ‘Communicator’ with no less than 33 in Listening and Reading and 38 in Speaking and Writing, or a Trinity ISE III score of Merit in Speaking and Writing, Pass in other skills.
English language courses
Improve your English before you start your studies with our English language courses.
Alternative qualifications for undergraduate programmes
Please note that the grades stated above are the University minimum and some degree programmes will have higher requirements. Always check your offer letter for full details of your conditions.
For some courses there are very specific entry requirements concerning a students' fitness to practice their chosen course of study. For information concerning these requirements, please visit the following page which also contains important information concerning the University's conditions of study: