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Birmingham City University is one of the UK's most dynamic places to study. We are a vibrant, multicultural university with over 30,000 students from around 100 countries and offer an innovative and practical approach to teaching and learning.

Our portfolio of excellent courses, investment in state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance are making us a first choice for students. Our courses are highly practical and career focused, and many are accredited by professional bodies. This means that you'll gain qualifications with us that are prized by employers, giving you an important advantage in the job market.

We've invested heavily in innovative technology to give our students the best possible preparation for their chosen careers. Facilities include a mock law court, a virtual radiography suite, broadcast studios, fashion workshops and a mock operating theatre.

Our research work is attracting international attention too, with research across 11 of our subject areas being classed as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'recognised internationally' in the prestigious Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

It's a particularly exciting time to become a student at Birmingham City University. We've invested over £400 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

  • Student Counsellor
  • The Pavilion, 1st Floor
  • Lower Kabete Road
  • Westlands
  • Nairobi
  • Mobile: +254799000444
  • Email: admissions@craydel.com
  • Student Counsellor
  • At Close the Gap HUB, Ratna Square along Fidel Odinga Road,
  • Nyali
  • Mombasa
  • Phone: +254114214741
  • Email: admissions@craydel.com
IDP Education - Nairobi
S3 Education (Eldoret)
  • Student Counsellor
  • 5th Floor, Khetia Centre
  • Above Khetias Supermarket, CBD
  • Eldoret
  • Phone: +254 756 434 444
  • Mobile: +254 737 434 444
S3 Education (Nairobi)
  • Student Counsellor
  • 4th Floor Westlands Square Offices (Formerly Centro House),
  • Next to Sankara / Shell Petrol Station,
  • Off Ring Road Westlands,
  • Nairobi
  • Phone: +254755594444
  • Mobile: +254799114400
  • Email: kenya@s3education.com
SI-UK - Mombasa
SI-UK - Nairobi

Undergraduate courses

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education  Grade A - C PLUS Diploma / Ordinary Diploma minimum 50%/Grade C.

Postgraduate courses

Bachelor degree with minimum of 2:2 classification.

Special requirements

Art and Design

All undergraduate courses in the art and design Schools 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 check faculty website for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) 

All undergraduate programmes in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent.

Business School

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

Scholarship News

We are offering partial scholarships for courses delivered in Birmingham City Business School and Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment faculties at the following rates:

Scholarship TypeAmount in £ (Sterling)
Undergraduate (Business School only) 1,500
Postgraduate (if you attain a 2nd class Bachelor's degree) 1,000
Postgraduate (if you attain a 1st class Bachelor's degree) 1,500

1. Applicants must be granted an unconditional offer and submitted your £3,000 deposit.

2. It is operated on a first come, first service basis.

3. Scholarships are discounted from programmes' tuition fees.

If you have any question, please email international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk.

Sorry, there are currently no planned visits by Birmingham City University representatives to your country.

Country contact

Do you have a question?

Mr Charles Magee
International Regional Manager
International Office
Birmingham City University

Email: international.enquiries@bcu.ac.uk

Student views

What our students say...

"For me, studying overseas was still just a pipe dream. Studying abroad appealed to me in large part because I wanted to travel and see new cultures."

Murrissa Gitau Murrissa Gitau is a Kenyan student studying a master's degree in Applied Child Psychology.

Find out why Murrissa chose to study at BCU and the process she went through to get here.