Welcoming students and staff from our worldwide partners
University College Birmingham has long played host to exchange students from our partner institutions within the EU and around the world. We also welcome staff from our partner institutions each year for teaching or training purposes.
Key information for incoming students
The choice of modules depends on your course of study at your home institution.
- 2020/2021 Semester 2 module list – available November 2020
- 2020/2021 Semester 2 module description booklet – available November 2020
- 2021/2022 Semester 1 module list – available July/August 2021
- 2021/2022 Semester 1 module description booklet – available July/August 2021
Please note that students will be able to study no more than 3 core modules totalling 30 ECTS per semester.
Orientation and Enrolment
Orientation Programme for Erasmus Students
- Semester 2 – information to follow in due course
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Study at University College Birmingham
How to apply
Students wishing to study at University College Birmingham as part of an Erasmus+ student mobility exchange programme, or as an international exchange student from one of our international partners, should submit the following paperwork when they have been nominated by their exchange coordinators:
- Application form (including scanned photo)*
- Draft Learning Agreement**
- Copy of EHIC or Private Health Insurance certificate
*University College Birmingham's Erasmus+/International Exchanges application form will be made available once you have been nominated by your home university’s exchanges coordinator.
**Learning Agreement – please request a copy from your Erasmus+ or Student Exchanges Coordinator (at your home university).
You are required to submit a provisional Learning Agreement showing your preferred list of modules in conjunction with your Erasmus+ or Student Exchanges Coordinator as soon as possible and no later than one month before arriving in the UK. Please also include alternative choices in case some of your first choices are no longer available. You will be allowed to study a maximum of 30 ECTS per semester. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee your preferred modules.
2020/2021 Academic Year
- 30 November 2020 for Semester 2 nominations
2021/2022 Academic Year
- 30 June 2021 for Semester 1 and Full Year nominations
- 30 November 2021 for Semester 2 nominations
Please ensure the following are submitted as soon as possible:
- Completed application form
- Copy of EHIC or Private Health Insurance certificate
- One passport-style photo
Once completed, please send by email to Lynn Wain (email@example.com)
You will also be required to submit a draft Learning Agreement – please ensure this is submitted no later than one month before your arrival.
Before you arrive
Do I need a visa?
If you are of an EU/EEA nationality, you currently do not need a visa to study in the UK.
Please visit www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa to see what type of visa you will need to apply for.
• A short-term study visa lets you to study for up to 6 months. You cannot extend or work on this type of visa.
• A general student visa is for a longer course. You must be sponsored by a licensed college or university and have a confirmed place. You can do some work on this visa.
Exchange students coming to University College Birmingham from outside the EU may need a study visa. We recommend that you apply for a short-term study visa (formerly known as a student study visa) for six months as this is relatively easy to obtain. (Please note: you will be unable to work on this type of visa.)
Where will I live?
It is important for anyone living abroad to learn the best ways to keep safe in their new country. The British Council has compiled a personal safety guide especially for international students. It covers a range of issues from what to do in an emergency to driving in the UK.
The personal safety guide is designed to make your stay as pleasant and problem-free as possible. Visit the Education UK website for the guide.
Any other questions?
Erasmus+ staff mobility programme
Each year University College Birmingham welcomes a number of academic and non-academic staff members from its partner institutions. They visit us with the purpose of teaching or training. The Erasmus+ staff mobility programme offers excellent opportunities for acquiring innovative teaching methods and exchange of good practices and contributes to professional development.
The staff mobility programme is implemented and facilitated by the International Student Centre. Teachers and non-academic staff of partner institutions are welcome to contact the ISC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All initial enquiries should include information on the preferred dates of the visit, objectives and expected results of the mobility, area of expertise of the mobile staff member and draft of the visit programme.
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