Direct Entry in Engineering and Physical Sciences

StudentsThe 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 see the Study Abroad section of our website.

Available programmes

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 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.

Admission requirements

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 and do not need to use UCAS, the application can be download here.

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 to apply can are here:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport information page(s)
  • IELTS (or alternative, see below admission requirements)
  • Academic transcripts – and certified translations if required.
  • CV / Resume
  • List of subjects studied in your current semester.

When you complete all of these documents, you can give them to the contact person in your home university who will check everything before sending them to us.

We do acknowledge that some applicants may not be able to present all documents at the time of application (such as IELTS). We still encourage you to apply, and you can send us your documents later via email at: eps-international@contacts.bham.ac.uk

The interview process

The University regularly visits our partners in China, Malaysia and other countries. During our visits, we conduct interview and admission sessions for our direct entry partners. The interview is an informal process and is also your opportunity to ask us any questions about your programme, the University and the city.

We encourage you to know basic information about your Birmingham programme, the university and our facilities prior to the interview.

We are able to offer Skype interview sessions to students who are unable to make the interview date/time, or decide to apply after we visit your country.

Tier 4 Student Visa

Most students will require a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visa information section to learn more.

Accommodation

Birmingham is a wonderful place to live, and we want you to feel welcome in our city. For information about our accommodation, and to download our brochure please see our accommodation section.

Contact us:

If you have any questions about applying for advanced entry, you can contact the EPS international team at:
E: eps-international@contacts.bham.ac.uk
T: +44 (0) 121 414 8257