Move Up to Uni

Chat with our university students

There's no better way to find out what it's like to study at University College Birmingham than to ask our current students. Whether you'd like to find out more about the course you're interested in studying, or about living in Birmingham's buzzing city centre, our students are on hand to help.

Chat with our university students

Our students are ambitious. We know you have what it takes to succeed in new challenges, new experiences and take your next step on your chosen career path. University College Birmingham is here to help you on your journey.

If you’re a University College Birmingham college student, why not progress onto one of our vocational degree courses, the majority of which are accredited by the University of Birmingham and are big on linking academic theory to modern workplace skills.

There is loads of help and support available exclusively for you at University College Birmingham which will help you with your move up to uni. From taster sessions to admissions and financial support; there’s a whole range of opportunities to explore.

If you have any questions about the move up to university here at University College Birmingham you can call/email the move up to uni team on  0121 604 1040 /

Applications for 2021 entry are now open!

If you are a current University College Birmingham college student, you can apply direct here:

Please note, applications for Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) and Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) must be submitted via UCAS.

Your Move up to Uni journey

What University College Birmingham degree course will you choose to study?

You really can be who you want to be at UCB. With over 30 different university courses across two different schools, we have plenty on offer to launch your future. Go on check out our university courses here and let’s get your Move up to Uni journey rolling. If you’re unsure where to begin when choosing a university course, take a look at our helpful ‘First Steps to Choosing University’ presentation here.

Check out the entry requirements for your chosen University College Birmingham university course

Make sure you know what you need to achieve to get onto the course of your dreams.

Different courses have different entry requirements. So always check out the full entry requirement details on the relevant course page under the entry requirements tab.

UCAS Tariff Points

You can work out how many UCAS tariff points you will gain from your Level 3 qualification on the UCAS tariff calculator.

Studying a Non-UCAS tariff-based qualification or don’t think you have enough UCAS points? Don’t worry call/email admissions on  0121 604 1040 / Or speak with them in person in the Admissions office on the 2nd floor at The Link to check your eligibility. 

Be inspired at a University College Birmingham university open day

You might already think you know University College Birmingham, but you don’t know the university side. Our university open days are designed to give you as much information as possible about the university side of University College Birmingham, the course you are interested in studying and our superb facilities. Open days are an excellent opportunity to get an insight into our unique atmosphere. Find out when the next open day is taking place here. Please note our open days at the moment are taking place online.

Want to discover more about our fantastic facilities? Join us for a campus tour or take a look at our virtual tours.

Find out what being a University student at University College Birmingham is all about

From making new friends, fascinating course trips, sports clubs and societies, student nights out to money-saving tips; our university student bloggers are the perfect way to explore life as a University College Birmingham university student. Read their posts here. Or why not get an insight into student life by chatting with our current students here.

Apply to University College Birmingham Direct

You’ve explored the university courses on offer at University College Birmingham, and your heart is set on joining us in September. So why not make the university application process a breeze by applying direct to University College Birmingham?

To apply direct to University College Birmingham, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • You only wish to apply to University College Birmingham (if you would like to apply to more than one institution, you must apply via UCAS)
  • You must not have previously applied via UCAS this year (we will complete this on your behalf)

If you need some guidance on how to fill out your UCB Direct application, why not watch our short video explaining how to apply direct.

How to apply direct to UCB

If you have any problems or questions please call/email admissions on 0121 604 1040 and

Why apply direct?

If you are considering only applying to us, there are lots of reasons why applying direct is the best option:

  • No application fee
  • No need for a personal statement
  • No lengthy or complex forms
  • Dedicated admissions team on hand to help

If you are a current University College Birmingham college student, you can apply direct to University College Birmingham university courses by clicking below:

Apply direct to UCB

Please note, applications for Nursing (Adult) BSc (Hons) and Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) must be submitted via UCAS.

University UCAS Application support

Are you unfamiliar with the UCAS application process for university or struggling to perfect your personal statement? Don’t worry help is at hand.

UCAS application support is available from Hired@UCB. Email to book a support meeting with an advisor.  

University Financial Support

To help you with your time at university, we will provide new university students studying a full-time degree £300 per year via our Kick-Start Scheme (eligibility criteria applies). The scheme will support your studies and future career by contributing to course-related materials, uniform or selected items on campus. You might even qualify for an additional £500 per year. Find out more here.

From loans and grants to scholarships and fee waivers, there is a host of financial support available to you during your studies. Find out more here.

Are you wondering how you will fund your studies at university or unfamiliar with the student finance application process? Don’t worry help is at hand. Watch our short presentation about all things student finance here or why not take a look at our undergraduate fees page here.

Parents and Carers Guide

When choosing to move up to university, we understand there may be many questions about how the process works. Whether you are familiar with the university process or not, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about supporting your son/daughter with the move from college to university here at University College Birmingham.

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