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Welcoming everyone from overseas
As well as those from within the UK and European Union, we warmly welcome applications from international students.
If you accept a place at University College Birmingham, you will join our global student community of more than 1,400 students from over 60 countries.
International students come to University College Birmingham because of our unique range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses which combine theory with a strong emphasis on practical experience and work placements.
The support we offer starts before you arrive in the UK and we strive to ensure that the process of applying and arriving here goes as smoothly as possible.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact us:
- The Link, second floor
- 0121 604 1040 / +44 121 232 4458
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Here to help you
Our staff have a wealth of experience in working with, and teaching, international students. As well as academic and welfare support, we have a dedicated International centre to assist you with:
- Visas and immigration
- International student scholarships
- Living expenses
- Academic skills and English
- English language courses
- Orientation programme (September and February)
- European and international links
- Working in the UK
- Health and wellbeing
University is an exciting time, but also a huge step, especially if you are coming from overseas. We make sure this process is as easy as possible. More than 1,000 students can be accommodated in our halls of residence and for international students, this is the best way to meet other people from abroad, as well as students from Birmingham and the UK.
Dubbed the ‘superdiversity city’, Birmingham is home to 187 nationalities, with nearly 40% of the population under the age of 25. The perfect backdrop for a buzzing social life.
A rapidly growing business centre with outstanding connections throughout the country, there is no shortage of nightlife, restaurants, bars and coffee shops, cultural attractions, parks and entertainment right on your doorstep.
of the population under the age of 25
Our International Society is a place to meet people from all over the world, all while learning about new cultures and ways of life.
Joining up is the opportunity to share experiences, network and integrate with fellow students, take part in activities and social events, and go on trips to the UK's most popular heritage and tourism attractions.
As well as our International Society, our Guild of Students also has international-focused clubs and societies such as the Afro-Caribbean and Malaysian societies, but you can also set up your own.
Our UCBloggers give you a glimpse into their world, whether it’s sharing tips on settling into university and coping at revision time, showcasing the city, discussing topical campaigns or celebrating a sporting victory.
We also have designated international UCBloggers, who focus on the opportunities and challenges if you join us from overseas. This might be sharing experiences back home in the holidays or their favourite dishes.
Student exchange programmes
Interested in studying outside the UK? For our undergraduate students, we offer many fantastic opportunities to study part of your course with one of our overseas partners, giving you the chance to broaden your learning and cultural appreciation as well as boosting your personal and professional development.
Meet our representatives
If you are an international applicant, our international team and agents attend overseas exhibitions and events throughout the year in countries and territories including India, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Malaysia and Taiwan, as well as throughout the EU.
These events provide a great opportunity to find out about University College Birmingham first-hand – and gain a great insight into our courses, facilities and the support we provide.
Information for EU students
We know that EU and EEA students who want to study in the UK in future may be concerned about issues such as fees and immigration. Read more about practical advice for current and prospective students coming from the EU, as well as links to further information.
Information for incoming Erasmus exchange students can be found here.
Discover more about our University and living in Birmingham – all you need to know about our accommodation, Guild of Students and what life is like in our vibrant city.Read more
Students from outside the EU can apply to us directly while undergraduate applicants can also apply via UCAS. Read our step-by-step guide here.Read more
Find details specific to your country, including entry requirements and agent information.Read more
English language entry requirements and English courses
Find out more about the English language requirements and information on the English language courses we offer.Read more
Chat with our students
Find out what it's like to study at University College Birmingham – by chatting with our current students.Read more
Student exchange programmes
Broaden your learning and cultural appreciation by studying part of your course with one of our overseas partners, with opportunities across the EU and worldwide.Read more