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:
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
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 application fee for UCAS applications in 2022 will be £22.00 for one choice, or £26.50 for two – five choices.
When to Apply
It's not too late to apply
For September 2023 entry, the official UCAS undergraduate application deadline for UK and EU applicants to be guaranteed equal consideration is the 25th January. 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.
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.
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