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We have many students from the Caribbean studying at Birmingham City University on some of our most popular programmes including Business, Art and Design.

Birmingham is a popular study destination for students from the Caribbean region and our city has a large ethnic Caribbean community. Birmingham has its very own international airport which is located a 10 minute train journey from our City Centre Campus. Modern, safe and perfectly located on-campus accommodation is available to all international students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our experienced Regional Partnerships Manager, Mr Robert Hurlbutt understands the study needs of Caribbean students and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying here.

Student Solution


Equivalent UCAS points from Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) from 3 Double Unit (Unit 2) subjects (marking scheme I - V being equivalent to A - E respectively).  Points can be made up with the two compulsory Single Unit subjects (Caribbean Studies and Communication Studies) being counted as AS Level.  GCSE Maths and English from Caribbean Examination Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC) Grades I - III at General Level.


Bachelor (Honours) Degree with Second Class Lower Division

Special requirements

Art and Design

All undergraduate Art and Design courses 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 courses 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

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?

Mrs Parmila Murria
Director of International Office
Based at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 6698
Email: parmila.murria@bcu.ac.uk