What you need to do next
Your next steps after applying to study at the University of Birmingham
Applying for undergraduate study may seem a little daunting, so here's a checklist for you to go through once you have submitted your UCAS application.
October 2022 - March 2023
Receive your offer from Birmingham, and decisions from other universities
Be sure to read through all the information contained in your offer letter, this offer guide and information regarding your student contract.
Read through guidance on funding
Check your eligibility for awards or scholarships and submit an application if appropriate.
Attend an Offer Holder Visit Day
Make sure you take the opportunity to visit The University to help you make your decisions. If you haven’t received them already, details of your invitation will be emailed to you shortly. You will need to book your place and make any necessary arrangements.
Explore your accommodation options
Whether you are looking for University accommodation or a rented property in the private sector, our accommodation services team Living can help you to find the right place. Follow our guide for offer holders and we'll signpost you to the most useful webpages and external sites to help you find the most suitable accommodation for your needs.
Check your eligibility for awards and scholarships and submit an application if appropriate.
31 May 2023
Deadline to apply for accommodation guarantee scheme for UK students
You should apply for accommodation once you have your offer of a place to study here and within the guarantee deadline of 31 May.
9 June 2023
Deadline for you to reply to your offer (in most cases)
In order to accept and secure your place, you must respond to your offer by 9 June 2022. This deadline refers to your acceptance of the offer, not the fulfilment of conditions. Enter firm and insurance choices via UCAS.
31 July 2023
Deadline to apply for accommodation guarantee scheme for international students
You should apply for accommodation once you have your offer of a place to study here and within the guarantee deadline of 31 July.
Not taking A levels, BTECs or IB? You will need to send us your exam results
When your examination results are known, please send a certified photocopy confirming this.
Please follow the guidance on your offer letter to ensure you submit the correct documents and complete all the necessary requirements.
18 August 2023
Taking A levels? Receive your exam results and confirm your place at Birmingham.
July - September 2023
Receive your accommodation offer (after you have confirmed your place and met all the conditions of your offer).
Some students will also need to do the following, ideally as soon as possible:
Apply for your visa (entry clearance) to study in the UK
International students need a visa (entry clearance) to study in the UK. Students requiring a Student Route visa will need to apply before coming to the UK.
Find out more about applying for a visa and follow our guidance to ensure you follow the correct procedure.
Our International Students Team (IST) offers specialist help and advice on a wide range of issues including immigration, finance and family concerns. ISAS can also help you clarify your tuition fee status and eligibility for student support and part-time work.
Applicants whose native language is not English
Take and pass an approved English test
Applicants whose native language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English proficiency. You can provide evidence of this with IELTS/TOEFL/PTE, alternative qualifications or by satisfactorily completing one of the presessional courses run by the Birmingham International Academy.
Applicants whose offer contains an ATAS statement
Applicants for most Medical, Health, Education, Sport Pedagogy and Social Work programmes
Applying for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is an admission requirement for the above programmes.
Applicants for most Medical, Health and Social work programmes
You will need to provide information about your health for the above programmes.
For Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Nursing courses you will need to compete and return a Health and Immunisation questionnaire by 23rd June 2023.
For Dental Hygiene and Therapy you will be required to complete a Health Declaration form at the start of your course.
For Social Work programmes you will need to complete and submit an online Declaration of Suitability form by 23rd June 2023.