Apply for undergraduate courses

For all undergraduate courses you should apply through UCAS. More information about how to apply and the online application form can be found at the UCAS website.

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Our top UCAS tips

  • The University of Birmingham's UCAS code number is B32. You must enter this clearly on your application to ensure that it reaches us for consideration.
  • Check the application deadline for your chosen course, as they aren't all the same, to ensure that your application reaches us on time to be considered.
  • A firm choice is your first choice, with an insurance choice as your backup, typically with lower entry requirements than your firm.

The UCAS process

Year 12

  • 1 October - our Pathways to Birmingham opens for applications.
  • February to June - attend a UCAS fairs and listen to one of our talks in schools.
  • June onwards - attend a University of Birmingham pre-application open day.
  • Summer holidays - complete relevant work experience and begin to plan your personal statement, including doing some extra reading around the subject you wish to study. 

Year 13


UCAS Undergraduate Apply opens and you can submit your application.


Universities begin to make decisions on your application. You can monitor your application through UCAS Track and you will receive an email when a university has made a decision.

15 October - deadline for UCAS applications for Medicine, Dentistry and Vetinary courses, or to study at Oxford or Cambridge.

November to April

Interviews or auditions take place as part of the application process for some courses. If you are applying for courses with a large creative element, you may be asked to provide portfolios of your work.

January to April

15 January - deadline for applications to be guaranteed for equal consideration. Access to Birmingham applications close on this date too. 

Once you have heard back from all universities, you are then required to make your final two choices on UCAS Track. Your specific deadline for making your decision will depend on when you received all your offers.

February to May

Applications for Student Finance open. You do not need to wait until you have received offers from the universities to apply for tuition fees and maintenance loans.

31 May - deadline to apply for first year accommodation for UK and EU students to guarantee a place at either Birmingham owned or Partner accommodation.


31 July - deadline to apply for first year accommodation for international students to guarantee a place at either Birmingham owned or Partner accommodation.


You will receive your results, determining whether you've gained a place at university. On results day, Clearing opens through UCAS for students to find a place at university if they didn't receive any offers, declined any offers they did receive, didn't meet the conditions of their offers, or applied after 30 June.

Adjustment is also available for students who may be thinking about looking for an alternative course or university as they received better grades than expected.


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UK students (via school or college)

If you are applying from a UK school or college, your teacher or careers advisor will be able to support you with your application and guide you through the process.

Independent UK applicants

If you are applying independently within the UK, you can seek advice from various organisations who will support you with your application. The most comprehensive source of information about how to apply is available on the UCAS website.

EU and overseas applicants

If you are applying from the EU or overseas, and your school or college is not registered with UCAS, you are responsible for your application. Advice concerning applications is available from British Council offices and other centres, such as your school or college. Further information about applying from the EU or overseas can be found on the UCAS studying in the UK website or you can visit our application pages for International students.

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