To support applicants from China, University College Birmingham has an established China Regional Office (中国区办公室).
We welcome direct applications to University College Birmingham from Chinese students, however we do recommend utilising our China Regional Office as they will be vital in supporting you from your initial application submission all the way through to offer stage and issuing you with a student visa.
China Regional office 中国区办公室
Elena Zhang (张老师)
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UCB is in the heart of Birmingham, a city with one of the youngest, most diverse populations in Europe – not to mention more than 65,000 students.
There is nowhere quite like University College Birmingham. Not only are we Europe’s leading specialist in management courses for the culinary arts, hospitality and tourism management, but we are also situated in the heart of one of Britain’s most vibrant cities. Our students enjoy the best of both worlds, academic and cultural.
Our vocational degree courses, experienced tutors and strong links with business give students the skills they need to tackle a career in a range of rapidly expanding industries. As well as excellent tuition, we pride ourselves on being a friendly place to study. As specialists, we are not a huge university: our facilities are spread over three sites within a few minutes’ walk of each building.
Students are never just a number at UCB: our doors are always open to help and support you throughout your studies. In short, as a learning and life experience, UCB is hard to match.
Please watch the videos below which show you the student experience that some of our Chinese students wish to share. If you want to stay engaged with our international students during your application experience, then follow our International Instagram page.
Please find the entry level requirements below for students from China. If your qualification is not showing here, or you would like more information, please contact our International team by completing our enquiry form or by telephone +441216041040.
- A full-time Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university with an average grade of at least 70%
- A three-year Associate diploma and five years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.
- A full-time Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university with an average grade of at least 65%
- A part-time Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university with an average grade of at least 75%
- Pass the China BENKE grade level in the College entrance examination (GAOKAO)
- An overall pass of Year one of a Bachelor's degree programme
Applicants who have achieved a full (SQA) Higher National Diploma or Associate Degree in a related subject will be considered for advanced standing on a relevant undergraduate degree programme. Please see accepted subjects by searching through top-up degree qualifications.
International Foundation Diploma - IFD
- Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 2 with 70% average
- Completion of Senior Secondary School Year 3 with 60% average and achieving a high school diploma
For further information about this course please click here.
Specific entry requirements
Please be aware we have a small number of courses that have specific entry requirements. The above entry requirements are guidance for suitability for the majority of our course portfolio. Please do check the specific entry requirements for the course you are interested in before applying. If you would like more information, please contact our International team by completing our enquiry form or by telephone at +441216041040.
English language requirements
University College Birmingham requires that you complete an English Proficiency qualification. This will ensure that your English skills prepare you adequately for studies in the UK. For a list of qualifications accepted please click here.
We currently do not accept English Language proficiency from within any Chinese qualifications taken.
Post Study Work Visa
The UK Government has confirmed that the Graduate Immigration "Post Study Work" Route will open on 1 July 2021. The route will allow the UK to retain the brightest and the best international students to contribute to society and the economy post-study.
The route allows international students who complete a degree at undergraduate level or above in the summer of 2021 the opportunity to apply to stay in the UK to work or look for work at any skill level for two years.
This is excellent news for our students, who will have the opportunity to gain experience and build on their careers in the UK after graduating. Our hired@UCB careers, employability and placements service can support you to gain work experience during your studies at University College Birmingham.
For further information on this route, please visit the GOV.UK website and UKCISA.
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