International Application Toolkit

Applying to study in the UK can be daunting at first, but worry not, we've got lots of helpful resources to ensure your application stands out from the rest. From personal statement advice to answers to frequently asked questions, our International Application Toolkit will ensure your application is 100% ready for our admissions team.

Help with your application

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.

Find out how to apply

Personal statement

How do you write a personal statement? What information should you include on your personal statement? How long should your personal statement be? All of these questions will be answered in this guide.

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Next steps

After you've found a course, written your personal statement, made a start on your application, what next? Find out what you need to do to ensure you application to University is a smooth and easy one.

What next?


You may have lots of questions about your application, your visa or questions about living in the UK. We've created a long list of the ones we get asked the most.

Get your questions answered

Download our international guide

Everything you need to know about Birmingham City University and applying to study with us in one handy guide.

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Useful information

Why BCU?

We’ve transformed our courses to help make you more employable and we've transformed our campuses to provide the best possible learning environment.

Explore BCU

Talk to a student

If you want to understand what it’s like to study in the UK at BCU, talk to an international student who is already studying with us. Go on, say hi.

Start chatting

Why Birmingham?

There's so much going on in Birmingham – street markets, a huge selection of mouth-watering restaurants, loads of shops! There really is something for everyone.

Explore Birmingham

Achieve your career goals with BCU.