Making your Application

If you are a home/EU student applying for a full-time undergraduate course you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications to all UK higher education providers need to be made through this service. If you are applying for a part-time undergraduate course please click here.

If you are currently studying at school or college there should be dedicated members of staff to help with your UCAS application. First, visit the UCAS website, which contains lots of information about universities and their courses. Useful advice and guidance is also provided via “how to” videos, showing students how to complete an application successfully.

For non-EU international students please visit the Making your Application page in our international section.

Help with your UCAS Application

In addition, University College Birmingham offer support workshops for applicants applying for Higher Education who are not familiar with the UCAS process. Workshops are held Wednesday’s between 2pm – 5pm.

If you would like to make an appointment, please complete the UCAS workshop appointment form.

If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact the admissions team:

By telephone: 0121 604 1040

By email:

Twitter (Blue Icon) You can also contact us on Twitter @UCB_Admissions

Choosing your course

UCAS Course Search is a great way to look for courses. Students have a maximum of five choices so we recommend you write a list of all the courses that interest you and then evaluate each option. Once you have done this you can draw up a shortlist of your preferred top five courses.

University College Birmingham UCAS codes

University College Birmingham’s institution name is BUCB.

University College Birmingham’s institution code is B35.

Each course code can be found within each individual course page on this website.

Application fees

The fee for making a UCAS application is £12 for a single course and £23 for more than one course. All applications received after 30 June, 2016 – even if it is for one course – will be £23. 

When to apply

For September 2016 entry, the official UCAS deadline for UK and EU applicants to be guaranteed equal consideration is 15 January, 2016. We can consider applications from non-UK/EU applicants up to August 2016. University College Birmingham does not close the application system after the 15 January. All applications received after this date will be considered and responded to. However, please be aware that as your application has been made later in the cycle there is no guarantee a place can be offered as the course may be full.

Taking a gap year

UCB welcomes applications from people who are planning to take a gap year before starting their course. We are pleased to consider applications during the 2015-16 admissions cycle for entry in September 2017. If you are accepted, the conditions of your offer must be satisfied by 31 August, 2016.

Admissions policy

The University is committed to ensuring its admissions process is fair and transparent. Please read our undergraduate admissions policy.