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.
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- South Africa
- Cyprus (Republic of)
- Czech Republic
- Ireland (Republic of)
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong, China
- Republic of Korea
- Taiwan, China
Applying for BCU
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
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
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
Virtual Open Day
Catch up with the action with our on-demand undergraduate and postgraduate Virtual Open Days, it's a great way to find out more about the courses we offer, tour our facilities and watch Q&A sessions we hosted at our last Virtual Open Day.
Fees and Finance
Your tuition fees (per year) cover normal tuition, examination costs and membership of the Students’ Union.Learn about fees
We offer a range of scholarship opportunities for international undergraduates.
There are a number of ways you can earn extra money whilst completing your studies.
Bachelors, Masters and PhD
We offer over 400 programmes covering a huge range of subject areas, from art to business and engineering to fashion.View our courses
A foundation programme or pre-Master’s programme may offer an alternative route to achieve your goals.View programmes
Course entry requirements
The type and level of qualifications you need will vary depending on the course you are applying for.
Request a call
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 5389Request a call
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
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
- B5 5JU