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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.

Plovdiv: Integral
  • Пловдив, ул. "Граф Игнатиев" 1
  • Plovdiv
  • Phone: 032 / 62 47 75
  • Email: plovdiv@integral.bg
Sofia: Edlanta - Education Abroad
  • Elizabeth Toncheva
  • 3 Vasil Levski Blvd, fl. 1,
  • 1142 Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Phone: 359 2 986 4001
  • Email: e.toncheva@edlanta.com
Sofia: Integral
  • Teodora Petkova
  • 99 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd
  • Sofia
  • 1142
  • Phone: +359 2 80 50 600
  • Email: Teodora@integral.bg

Undergraduate courses

We expect students to attain a Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a minimum grade 4.5: dobur (good) for courses requiring 112 points.  Courses with higher UCAS tariff entry points, will require students to attain the Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie with a higher grade.  In terms of English language proficiency, we will accept English (Foreign Language) subject in your Diploma to reach at least grade 5.0 or higher.  For courses requiring a higher IELTS score, we will require an academic IELTS test.

Postgraduate courses

To be considered for a place on a Master’s or Postgraduate Certificate course, you will normally be a graduate of a Bulgarian or UK university. Students from Bulgarian universities will need Bakalavr with a grade 4: dobur (good) or above.

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

Every year we provide a number of scholarships and bursaries recognising the talents of our international students, which can help cover part of your tuition fees.

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries...

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Country contact

Do you have a question?

Mizan Ahmed
Acting Regional Manager 
Based at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus.

Email: Mizan.Ahmed@bcu.ac.uk

EU student advice

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