The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) at the University of Birmingham has a wealth of partners around the world. For students at some of our partner universities, we offer direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 for some of our programmes including Engineering, Maths and Computer Science.
For students looking for 3+1+1 / 1+1 programmes: Please contact us for further information.
The programmes available to you depend on your current overseas study. For information of the opportunities available to you, please speak with the International Office / International Affairs Office at your university for further information.
The undergraduate agreements we have include:
- 2+2: 2 years in your home university + 2 years at the University of Birmingham
- 3+1: 3 years in your home university + 1 year at the University of Birmingham
- 3+2: 3 years in your home university + 2 years at the University of Birmingham - This is for students who are studying BEng/MEng programmes.
Your Birmingham degree
Students who join the University of Birmingham through one of our direct entry agreements, will be awarded exactly the same degree certificate as those who join at Year 1.
- 2+2 students will receive a Birmingham Bachelors degree
- 3+1 students will receive a Birmingham Bachelors degree
- 3+2 (BEng / MEng) students will receive a Birmingham Bachelors and Masters integrated degree
Some of our overseas partners also recognise the credits you study at Birmingham. Please contact the International Office / International Affairs Office at your university for further information.
The GPA requirements depend on your current overseas programme, please speak with the International Office / International Affairs Office at your university for further information.
If your CGPA is slightly below the requirements at the time of application, we may be able to issue you a Conditional Offer. The Conditional Offer will be subject to increasing your CGPA by the time you join the University of Birmingham (and any other standard application documents such as IELTS).
You will also require IELTS or a Birmingham recognised alternative English language qualification. Further information is available on English requirements.
Making your application
The application procedure is designed to be simple and easy for you. You will apply to Birmingham directly online and do not need to use UCAS. Please speak to your home university to receive the link to apply for your chosen programme.
We encourage students to make their applications by spring so there is time for admission processing, visa applications and securing your accommodation. However, we may be able to accept a late application subject to available programme places. Please contact us first if you are planning to apply late.
The full list of documents required are as follows - note, we understand some documents may not be ready when you apply, and you can upload extra documentation post-application:
- Passport information page(s)
- IELTS (or alternative, see below admission requirements)
- Academic transcripts – and certified translations if required.
- A document containing a list of subjects being studied in your home university, which you will complete before your Birmingham transfer.
Important: You must ensure that all applications, IELTS and other documentation is presented with your name exactly as per your passport.
The interview process
At this time, we are not currently interviewing students for direct entry.
UK Student Visa
Most students will require a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visa information section to learn more.
Birmingham is a wonderful place to live, and we want you to feel welcome in our city. Accommodation is guaranteed for new international students who apply for a room by 31st July each year. For information about our accommodation, and to download our brochure please see our accommodation section.
If you have any questions about applying for advanced entry, you can contact the EPS international team at: