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How to apply

Please select from the two options below to be directed to the right application form. If you are a current University College Birmingham college student, click here to apply.

If you already know that you want to study at University College Birmingham, and do not wish to apply to other institutions, then you should make your application using Apply Direct. You can select this option below.

Step 1: Are you a UK based or international/EU student?

Step 2: Applying for a course at:

Please complete the following form:

Direct Application Form

*We will submit your application to UCAS on your behalf

Direct Application Form

*We will submit your application to UCAS on your behalf

Apply direct

UCB Direct allows prospective full-time and part-time students who are only interested in applying to University College Birmingham, to apply directly to us (free of charge) without having to complete lengthy, and sometimes complex, application forms.

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 through UCAS this year (we will complete this on your behalf)

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

Why apply direct?

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

  • No fees - we will submit your undergraduate application to UCAS on your behalf
  • No need for a personal statement (UK/EU students only)
  • We aim to respond within 48 hours 

Apply direct

Have a question about the application process?

If you have any questions about the university application process, and how to apply, please use our live chat feature to speak to one of our admissions officers (available Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm).

Ask us a question

Alternatively, send us a WhatsApp message on 074 0107 2192.

Applying through UCAS

If you would like to apply for more than one university then you must apply through UCAS. This service is available to Home, EU and Overseas applicants.

In addition, University College Birmingham offers support workshops for applicants applying for Higher Education who are not familiar with the UCAS process. Workshops cover entry requirements and more.

If you would like to make an appointment, please email hired@ucb.ac.uk to arrange a booking slot.

If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact the admissions team:

You can also contact us on Twitter @UCB_Admissions

Application Fees

For 2024 entry, the application fee is £27.50 for up to five choices.  

For 2025 entry, the application fee will be £28.50 for up to five choices.

When to Apply

It's not too late to apply

For September 2024 entry, the official UCAS undergraduate application deadline for UK and EU applicants to be guaranteed equal consideration is 31 January 2024. We can consider applications from non-UK/EU applicants up to August.

However, University College Birmingham does not close the application system after the UCAS application deadline. All applications received after this date will be considered and responded to.

Choosing your course

UCAS Course Search is a great way to look for undergraduate degree courses. Students have a maximum of five choices so we recommend you write a list of all the courses that interest you and then evaluate each option. Once you have done this you can draw up a shortlist of your preferred top five courses. However, if you only wish to apply to University College Birmingham, then you can apply direct.

The University is committed to ensuring its admissions process is fair and transparent.

University College Birmingham UCAS codes

Institution name is BUCB.

Institution code is B35.

Each course code can be found within each individual course page on this website.

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After you have applied

When we receive your application we will notify you through email and our team of Admissions experts will give careful consideration to all the information you have provided.

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Glossary of Admissions terms

We have put together an A to Z of university terms to help you understand what our jargon really means.

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Undergraduate Term Dates

For undergraduate courses starting in September and January.

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Taking a gap year

University College Birmingham welcomes applications from people who are planning to take a gap year before starting their course. We are pleased to consider applications during the admissions cycle for deferred entry. If you are accepted, the conditions of your offer must be satisfied by the 31st August in your application year. 

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