Birmingham School of Art is home to students from the UK, China, Taiwan, India, Malaysia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe to mention a few.

We believe our international students make an amazing contribution to the cultural diversity of our city and courses by sharing their own unique cultural perspectives. 

Birmingham is home to one of the UK’s largest international student population. You will be welcomed to a city famed for its cosmopolitan and multicultural reputation, with magnificent rural and historical landscapes on its outskirts.

In addition to its own international airport, Birmingham has excellent road and rail links to other major UK airports, making the city easily accessible from anywhere in the world.

University international section

We offer a comprehensive package of support and guidance to help you from the moment you consider studying with us – to graduation and beyond. The University-wide international pages provide up-to-date information about what to do from the point of considering us to graduation.

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Our international students enjoy an exceptional experience. While practical courses encourage independent thinking, live projects and placement opportunities prepare you for global employment.

As well as being fully supported by our English language team, tutors and library staff are on hand to help you achieve your goals.

Expect just the right mix of independence and support to make your time here an adventure you’ll never forget.


  • Our students, graduates and staff practitioners form a substantial creative community
  • Our impressive links with industry include such household names as Cartier, Betty Jackson, Burberry, Goldsmiths, Harvey Nichols, Marks and Spencer, TBWA and Saatchi and Saatchi