United Arab Emirates


We welcome direct applications to University College Birmingham from international applicants; however, we do recommend utilising our representatives, as they will be vital in supporting you from your initial application submission all the way through to the offer stage and issuing you with a student visa.

United Arab Emirates Representative

JnS Education

Grosvenor Business Bay,
Office 1009 & 1903,
Business Bay, Dubai

+971 569940084
+971 44297096

Email: admission.ae@jnsedu.com
Website: https://jnsedu.com/uae/ 


University College Birmingham 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.

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.

Entry requirements

Please find the entry level requirements below for students from United Arab Emirates. 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.


Applicants holding a degree from a recognised institution with a GPA of 2.6/4 or a Lower Second Class Honours Degree can be considered for a place on the Master’s degree programme.

Applicants applying for the MSc Finance & Accounting, please note the following entry requirements

* applicant should have studied in a closely-related discipline that will enable you to meet the academic rigour of the course and understand the finance and accounting modules.


  • Applicants holding a HCT Diploma with an overall grade C, 65% or a GPA score of 2 or more will be considered for an undergraduate degree.

  • Applicants who have studied the Indian CBSE syllabus, with an overall average of at least 65% in 12th Standard, will be considered for an undergraduate degree.

  • Applicants holding A-level certificates will be considered against the standard UCAS tariff for any undergraduate degree.

  • Applicants holding an undergraduate diploma from a recognised university will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degrees.


    Applicants holding the International Baccalaureate with a minimum of 24 points will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate degrees.


    Advanced entry to certain undergraduate degrees may be possible for students who hold a UK HND or similar diploma in a relevant subject.

International Foundation Diploma - IFD

  • Entry to the International Foundation Programme will be offered to students who have passed the Tawjihiyya Certificate with a minimum score of 60%

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.

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 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.  

For specific enquiries please email visa-advice@ucb.ac.uk


Meet us in your country

We often make overseas visits and have attended countless exhibitions, schools and other events all around the globe. Get in touch to find out when we will next be in your country.


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