Top-up courses students at University College Birmingham

Top-Up Application

How to apply

If you have successfully completed your Foundation degree or HND, then you can apply direct to University College Birmingham providing you meet the entry requirements for your choice of undergraduate degree

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

  • You must not have previously applied via UCAS this year
  • Please ensure you have your results and that have met the entry criteria for your chosen course
  • You only wish to apply to University College Birmingham
  • Complete the UCB Direct enquiry form so that our Admissions team can assess your application and respond promptly
  • You must be a UK or EU applicant for residency purposes 

Have a query regarding an existing application?

Please contact our Admissions team:

UK Applicants: or call us on 0121 604 1040

EU Applicants: or call us on 0121 604 1040 

Frequently asked questions

How to apply if you have not completed your Foundation degree or HND

If you are currently in the second year of your Foundation degree or HND course and you would like to apply for a full-time undergraduate top-up, you will need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). To start your application, visit UCAS Please see below the UCAS codes you will require to complete your application.

University College Birmingham UCAS codes

It is important that you choose entry point 3 or 4 on your application (entry point 4 is for courses at University College Birmingham with a year's placement).

University College Birmingham’s institution name is: BUCB

University College Birmingham’s institution code is: B35

Course codes can be found on each individual course page within our website or prospectus.

If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact our Admissions team.

Telephone: 0121 606 1000


UCAS application fee

If you are applying for a one course, your application fee will be £13 and £23 for more than one course. All applications received after 30th June, 2017 – even if one course is selected – will be £24. 

When to apply

For September 2017 entry, the deadline for UK and EU applicants is 31st August 2017.

Part-time top-up route

Ideally students should be working or volunteering in a relevant sector to the course they are applying for. University College Birmingham offers two intakes per year - February and September.

You can apply direct using the following link Part-time top-up application form

Students will also need to have an active email account when applying for a course as all correspondence will be sent electronically.

What happens next?

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