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:
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)
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
- We will respond within 48 hours, often sooner.
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.
If you have any questions regarding your UCAS application, please contact the admissions team:
- 0121 604 1040
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.
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.
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.
Online welcome events
Welcome Events are held throughout January and February. This is an ideal opportunity to speak with the following teams:
- 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.
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