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International Students

You’ll find a diverse and welcoming environment at Birmingham City University. We’re a modern and dynamic international university, with staff, students and alumni from more than 100 countries. With 24,500 students in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham City University is 7th in the UK for employability.

Find a course

Applying for BCU

How to apply

How to apply

Once you’ve found the course you’d like to apply for, it’s important to check that you have, or are aiming for, the right entry requirements.

Application Help
Getting your Visa

Getting your VISA

In order to remain in the UK for the duration of your course at BCU, you need make sure you abide by the terms of your visa.

Visa Information
International - Our students

Ask our students

If you want to understand what it’s like to study in the UK at BCU, talk to someone from another country who is already studying with us.

Talk to students

International Webinars

These are challenging and uncertain times, but they also present an opportunity: to remove the barrier of distance and connect virtually.

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University AwardedQueen's Anniversary Prize

Birmingham City University has been named the winner of a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of its School of Jewellery’s proud history of innovation spanning 130 years.

Our history of innovation


Bachelors and Masters

Bachelors, Masters and PhD

We offer over 400 programmes covering a huge range of subject areas, from art to business and engineering to fashion.

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Foundation Courses

Foundation Programmes

A foundation programme or pre-Master’s programme may offer an alternative route to achieve your goals.

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Entry requirements

Course entry requirements

The type and level of qualifications you need will vary depending on the course you are applying for.

Entry Requirements

£1.2 million

invested in Undergraduate and Postgraduate International scholarships

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Fees and Finance

International Fees

International Fees

Your tuition fees (per year) cover normal tuition, examination costs and membership of the Students’ Union.

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We offer a range of scholarship opportunities for international undergraduates.

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Job Opportunities

Job opportunities

There are a number of ways you can earn extra money whilst completing your studies.

Study and work

Have an offer? What next?

Once you’ve received and accepted your offer of a place with us, there are a number of steps you need to take to ensure you can take up your place and begin your studies in the UK.

Preparing for the UK


Summer School

International Summer School

Spend three weeks sampling UK university life, enhance your academic skills and visit some of the UK’s historic towns and cities.

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Go Abroad with BCU

Study Abroad as a BCU student

Studying or working abroad can be a life-changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills, meet new people and experience different cultures.

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BIFCA is a collaborative effort between BCU and Wuhan Textile University, combining the expertise of both institutions to provide a number of creative arts courses.

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Exchange Students

Study at BCU on exchange

If you're thinking about studying in Birmingham as part of your exchange programme, we'd love for you to study with us at Birmingham City University.

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Contact Us

  • Email us

  • Request a call

  • Social media

  • Visit us

  • Country contacts

Email us

If you have any questions about applying for a programme, to getting advice about living in Birmingham, drop us an email and our friendly team will follow up with you.

Email us

Request a call

If you need to speak to one of our admissions team or a course leader about their programme, simply complete our form and we'll give you a call at a convenient time for you. If you can't wait, you can call us on the telephone number below, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm GMT:

+44 (0)121 331 5389

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Social media

Our international social media accounts are a great way to find out more about the University, ask questions and make new friends and contacts. We're active on most social media channels so you've always got a friendly person to speak to.

More about social media

Visit us

If you’re in Birmingham, we’d love to meet you, answer any questions you have and show you our facilities. Simply pop in and ask to speak to the International Office.

  • Birmingham City University
  • University House
  • 15 Bartholomew Row
  • Birmingham
  • B5 5JU
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Country contacts

We have representatives across the world, simply find your country and click on the 'agent' tab to find out who you can speak to in your home town.

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