Students from Canada will find plenty of attractions in the UK’s second largest city, home to 65,000 students. Birmingham is a vibrant and multicultural city, with award-winning restaurants, busy bars and nightlife, international artists such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry playing the arenas, and sports.
On campus, you’ll find many places to socialise, from our own Students’ Union traditional pub – The Eagle & Ball – through to specialist societies including Anime & Manga, BCU DJ Society, Online Gaming, Rock Society, the Harry Potter Society, and even Yoga. We also have 30 sports teams you can get involved in from basketball to cheer-leading, rock climbing to swimming, and volleyball to tennis.
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We are happy to consider the following for entry to Year 1:
|General High School Diploma if awarded with an average of at least 65 per cent (B) in five acceptable grade 12 courses. English and Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
|Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma if awarded with at least five Bs (BBBBB) in acceptable grade 12 courses (B is minimum 70 per cent). English and Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
|High School Graduation Diploma if five credits have been awarded at 300 level with a mark of 65 per cent (C) in at least four subject areas. English and Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
|High School Graduation Diploma with an average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable subjects at grade 12. English and Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
|High School Graduation Diploma (36 credits including 21 core credits) with an average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable subjects at university preparatory level (grade 12).|
|High School Graduation Diploma with an average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable courses at level 4 or 5. English and Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
|OSSD including at least six Grade 12 U/UC or M courses with 60 per cent (C) including grade 12 U English. Maths at Grade 11 with minimum Grade C|
Prince Edward Island
|High School Graduation Diploma with an minimum average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable grade 12 subjects.|
|Satisfactory completion of a two-year (DEC/Diploma of Collegial Studies) at CEGEP (College of General and Professional Education) with a mark of 75 per cent.|
|Completion of Grade 12 Standing/Division IV Standing (Secondary School Diploma) if awarded with an average of at least 65 per cent in five acceptable subjects.|
We are happy to consider the Bachelor degree (Honours) with minimum GPA of 3.0. Holders of the Bachelor degree may be eligible for the 18 months MSc Management/MBA.
Some postgraduate courses require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry for example, Law, Computing, Social Sciences, Engineering, etc. Please check the course pages for this information.
Art and Design
Undergraduate Art and Design courses may require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please visit the course pages for full entry requirements.
Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)
All undergraduate courses in CEBE require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at ASA Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent. Please visit the course pages for full entry requirements.
All Business School undergraduate courses require a minimum of Mathematics Grade C at O Level or an equivalent qualification.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each band score). Please note that some courses require a higher IELTS score.
International Foundation Programme
If you don’t meet the entry requirements, you can study an International Foundation Programme to be eligible for entry to study with us. Our foundation programmes are delivered through Birmingham City University International College.
We truly believe in supporting students in attaining their education and that’s why we give over £1,200,000 in scholarships every year. Find out more about our scholarships here!
We regularly visit Canada to meet students, agents and our partners. During our trips to Canada we are always prepared to meet current, future and alumni students. All visits will be posted in this section of the website. Email us to find out when we’re next in town.