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 direct.


Step 1: Are you a UK/EU or international 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 students who are interested in applying for September 2020 or January 2021 to apply direct (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 via 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 application to UCAS on your behalf
  • No need for a personal statement (UK/EU students only)
  • We will respond within 48 hours, often sooner. 

Apply Direct

Have a question about the application process?

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

We’re also holding a range of live webinars over the coming months to help you on your journey to university. Book your place.

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.

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

The fee for making a UCAS application is £20 for a single course and £25 for more than one course. All applications received after 30th June – even if it is for one course – will be £25. 

When to Apply

For September entry, the official UCAS deadline for UK and EU applicants to be guaranteed equal consideration is the 15th January. We can consider applications from non-UK/EU applicants up to August.

University College Birmingham does not close the application system after the 15th January. 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 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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Online welcome events

Welcome Events are held throughout January and February. This is an ideal opportunity to speak with the following teams:

  • Accommodation
  • Admissions
  • Course lecturers
  • Student finance

Our online events will provide you with an opportunity to meet staff and take care of all of the important administration that you need to complete before you join us in January.

When you complete our Apply Direct enquiry form, you can select the welcome event to suit you. If you choose to call the admissions team to secure a verbal offer, our advisers will discuss with you which welcome event you would like to attend online. You can call us on O121 604 1040.

Glossary of Admissions terms

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

Find out more

Undergraduate Term Dates

For Undergraduates starting in September and January.

Find out more

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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