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Chinese students coming to Birmingham will have a warm welcome; there are many other Chinese students on campus and the Chinese Quarter in our city centre offers many restaurant and cafes, including delicious hot pots. The seven-storey granite pagoda, referred to as ‘Pagoda Island’, is a well-known landmark and is surrounded by gardens and sculpture.

We have much to enjoy in terms of culture and entertainment in our city, including an annual Dragonboat Festival and the celebrations of Chinese New Year – celebrations take place for thousands of visitors including lion dancing and fireworks.

Birmingham is also great for shopping, with lots of brand name outlets to visit – the main shopping area is only a short walk away from our City Centre Campus.

Our International Office in Shanghai was established in 2006 and we work hard to develop strong working relationships between the UK and China.

We provide students with a professional and efficient application and student service from Shanghai, and maintain close relationships with former students living in China so there’s a large alumni network to become part of.

We are building educational partnerships with key universities in China, and currently have partnerships with Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Wuhan University of Science and Technology and Guilin University of Technology.

Famous Chinese recipients of Honorary Degrees from us include pianist Lang Lang and businessman W Wing Yip – founder of the Wing Yip group of superstores, the UK’s leading supplier of Chinese and oriental ingredients.

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Getting your visa

The following film follows the real experience of Chinese student applicants, giving an unprecedented insight into the Visa application process and for the first time cameras go behind the scenes at the UK Visa Application Centre in Beijing – capturing a unique glimpse of how young people in China who wish to study in the UK go through the visa process and go on to become a student in the UK.

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Learn from the experience of our current students and get ready to start your journey with us. Don't hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have. We will endeavour to get back in touch with you as soon as possible.

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Beijing
  • Beijing: Aoji Education Group
  • The Manager
  • 2F Interchina Commercial Building
  • No. 33 Deng Shi Kou Street
  • Dong Cheng District
  • Beijing
  • 100006
  • Phone: +861065229780
  • Email: info@globeedu.com
  • Beijing: Edu Global China Ltd.
  • The Manager
  • 7th Floor Suite B, Center for a New World Tower
  • No 3 Chongwenmenwai Street
  • Dong Cheng District
  • Beijing
  • 100006
  • Phone: +861067080808
  • Email: ukdivision@eduglobal.com
  • Beijing: EIC Group China Partners
  • The Manager
  • Room 1203, 12F Building A
  • Jian Wai Soho 39 East (3rd Ring Road)
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100022
  • Phone: +861058781616
  • Email: ukmarketing@eic.org.cn
  • Beijing: HHL Education Service Center
  • The Manager
  • Suite A - 2208 Jianwai Soho
  • No 39 East Road (3rd Ring Road)
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100022
  • Phone: +861058698802
  • Email: liason@hhledu.com.cn
  • Beijing: idp
  • Xiaopeng Lan
  • Room 2610-2617 Building A, Cyber Tower
  • No.2 Zhongguancun South Street
  • Beijing
  • 100086
  • Phone: +864008218688
  • Email: info.beijing@idp.com
  • Beijing: JJL Overseas Education Consulting and Service Co Ltd.
  • The Manager
  • 5F Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li
  • Jianguomenwai Ave
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100022
  • Phone: +861065685656
  • Beijing: Oldenburg Business Ltd Corp
  • The Manager
  • Room 509 Donghai Center
  • 24a Jianguomenwai Avenue
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100022
  • Phone: +861080913050
  • Email: felix_only@hotmail.com
  • Beijing: Oxbridge EDU
  • The Manager
  • Room 907 Culture Building
  • Renmin University
  • Haidian District
  • Beijing
  • 100872
  • Phone: +861082509988
  • Email: yaomin@okokedu.com
  • Beijing: Power Academy
  • The Manager
  • Suite 802 Block A Ziguang Development Tower
  • No 11 Huixin Dongjie
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100029
  • Phone: +861059799010
  • Email: beijing@poweracademy.cn
  • Beijing: Promising Education Groups (UKEAS)
  • The Manager
  • Room 601 Suite A Zhongxin International Mansion
  • No 19 Jianwai Avenue
  • Chaoyang Distriict
  • Beijing
  • 100004
  • Phone: +861065857705
  • Email: beijing@ukeas.com.cn
  • Beijing: Wiseway International Education
  • The Manager
  • 12a 11th Floor No 32
  • Heshengijaye Building
  • Haidian District
  • Beijing
  • 100086
  • Phone: +861068946699
Chengdu
  • Chengdu: UKEC
  • The Manager
  • B2402-2403 Jinsha Winera Plaza
  • No 1 Shujin Road
  • Qingyang District
  • Chengdu
  • 610091
  • Phone: +862861333945
  • Email: betty@ukec.net
Dalian
  • Dalian Xinquan Science and Education Consulting Co., Ltd
  • Dave Qu, Project Manager of International Marketing Dept.
  • RM 2315, New World - Minglong BLDG,
  • No.43, Renmin RD,
  • Zhongshan Dist. 116001,
  • Dalian
  • Liaoning
  • Phone: 0411 8255 1686
  • Email: marketing@xinquanedu.com
Guangzhou
  • Guangzhou: Chamberlain Educational Services Limited
  • The Manager
  • 5/F Xin Fu Xiong Building
  • 9 Nong Lin Xia Road
  • Yuexiu District
  • Guangzhou
  • 510080
  • Phone: +862087600086
  • Email: monique@chamberlain-edu.com
  • Guangzhou: idp
  • Steven Zhu
  • Suite 1901 & 1908 East Tower, Fortune Plaza
  • 116 Ti Yu Dong Lu
  • Guangzhou
  • Phone: +862038932797
  • Email: info.guangzhou@idp.com
Hangzhou
  • Hangzhou: Shinyway International
  • The Manager
  • 4th Floor Area A Dragon Century Plaza
  • no 1 Hangda Road
  • Xihu District
  • Hangzhou
  • 301007
  • Phone: +8657187901122
  • Email: UK@shinyway.com.cn
Nanjing
  • Nanjing: idp
  • Ally He
  • B3, 15th Floor, Nanjiang Golden Eagle, International Plaza
  • No 89 Hanzhong Road
  • Baixia District
  • Nanjing
  • Phone: +862584706366
  • Email: info.nanjing@idp.com
Shanghai
  • Shanghai: AIVA
  • The Manager
  • No 66 North Shanxi Road
  • Jingan District
  • Shanghai
  • 200040
  • Phone: +862162716055
  • Email: info@aiva.com.cn
  • Shanghai: Golden Arrow Overseas Education Consulting
  • The Manager
  • Room 703 Tiianan Centre
  • No 338 West Nanjing Road
  • Huangpu District
  • Shanghai
  • 200040
  • Phone: +862163595353
  • Email: GoldenArrowSH@ukpass.org
  • Shanghai: Hope Study Abroad Service
  • The Manager
  • Room 702-703 Xuhui Business Building
  • No 168 Yude Road
  • Xuhui District
  • Shanghai
  • 200030
  • Phone: +862133634525
  • Shanghai: Horizon Consulting (UKER)
  • The Manager
  • Room 1109-1110 Suite A Kerry Everbright City
  • No 218 West Tianmu Road
  • Zhabei District
  • Shanghai
  • 200070
  • Phone: +862163545821
  • Email: criss.c@ihorizon.cn
  • Shanghai: IAE China
  • The Manager
  • 23H Cross Region Plaza No 299
  • Lingling Road
  • Shanghai
  • 200030
  • Phone: +862151506209
  • Email: cherry.xu@iaechina.net.cn
  • Shanghai: idp
  • Allen Jiang
  • Suite 1308, Hong Kong Plaza No 283
  • Huai Hai Road (Middle)
  • Shanghai
  • Phone: +862163906533
  • Email: info.shanghai@idp.com
  • Shanghai: Index Education Service
  • The Manager
  • Room 1707 Enterprise Square
  • N 228 Meiyuaan Road
  • Zhabei District
  • Shanghai
  • 20070
  • Phone: +862132231071
  • Email: admin@indexedu.com
  • Shanghai: International Intellectech Corporation (CIIC)
  • The Manager
  • Suite A 11/F No 88
  • Cao Xi Bei Road
  • Xuhui District
  • Shanghai
  • 200030
  • Phone: +862164868282
  • Email: info@shciic.com
  • Shanghai: Longre Education Group
  • The Manager
  • Ilongre Education Group Headquarters
  • 8th Floor New Hualian Mansion, No 755 Middle Huaihai Road
  • Huangpu District
  • Shanghai
  • 210000
  • Phone: +862164677037
  • Email: application2@ilongre.com
  • Shanghai: Overseas Affairs Service Centre
  • The Manager
  • 15th Huaqiao Mansion
  • No 129 West Yanan Road
  • Changning District
  • Shanghai
  • 200050
  • Phone: +862161202019
  • Email: soascuk@hotmail.com
  • Shanghai: SISU Study Abroad Centre
  • The Manager
  • Room 901-907 Changchuteng Yuntong Building
  • No 818 Nanjing Road West
  • Huangpu District
  • Shanghai
  • 200003
  • Phone: +862162178003
  • Email: jiawen@swliuxue.com
Shenzhen
  • Shenzhen: idp
  • Mr Simon Bu
  • Suite 1516 Shun Hing Square
  • No 5002, Shennan Dong Lu, Luohu District
  • Shenzhen Guangdong
  • Shenzhen
  • Phone: +8675582125009
  • Email: info.shenzhen@idp.com
  • AIVA
  • Bazhong Vocational and Technical College
  • Beijing International Education Institute
  • Beijing Wuzi University
  • Changshu Institute of Technology
  • China University of Geosciences, Wuhan
  • Chongqing Institute of Engineering
  • Communication University of China
  • Dalian Polytechnic University (DPU)
  • Gannan Normal University
  • Guangzhou University
  • Guilin University of Technology
  • Guizhou University
  • Hangzhou Normal University Qianjiang College
  • Huaqiao University
  • Jiamusi University
  • Jiangnan University
  • Jiangxi Science and Technology
  • Jiangxi University of Technology
  • Jilin Animation Institute
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology
  • Nantong University
  • Northwest University
  • Northwest University of Politics and Law
  • ONLY Education
  • Qilu University of Technology
  • Shangdong Youth Political Science University
  • Shanghai Finance University
  • Shanghai Institute of Technology
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Shanghai University
  • Shanxi University
  • Shenyang City University
  • Shenyang Normal University
  • Shenzhen Polytechnic
  • Shenzhen University
  • Shijiazhuang Institute of Technology
  • Sichuan University
  • Southwest University for Nationalities
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
  • Taiyuan Institute of Technology
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Renmin
  • Wuhan University Suzhou Institute
  • Wuhan Textile University (WTU)
  • Wuhan University of Science and Technology
  • Wuhan University of Technology
  • Wuzhou University
  • Xiamen University
  • Xi’an International Studies University
  • Xinghai Conservatory of Music
  • Zhejiang University of Media and Communications

Undergraduate

We are happy to consider the following qualification for the first year of the course:

Senior Secondary School (minimum 70%) PLUS one year Foundation course (with relevant grades) or completion of one year University degree (minimum of 70%)

Postgraduate

We are happy to consider the Four Year University Degree with minimum 70% overall.
Three year Dazhuan Diploma PLUS evidenced 3 years work experience - for Business School only

Some postgraduate courses require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry for example, Law, Computing, Social Sciences, Engineering, etc. Please check the website for this information.

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 the relevant course page 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...

The University's office organises extensive visits across China.  To find out further information about our activities in China, please visit Birmingham City University's China website.

Student views

What our students say...

Kaini Xiong discussses her work with fellow student

Kaini Xiong
MA Textile Design

"Throughout these months I've been studying at BCU, I've gained expertise in technologies with different workshops which are useful for my future career. I love the workshops such as laser cutting, digital printing and so on. My teachers are so good and patient. And the library is my favourite place. I appreciate the experience of studying at BCU.”

Country contact

Do you have a question?

Shanghai Representative Office
Room 306
Building 2
No. 570 Yongjia Road
Xuhui District
Shanghai
PR China
200031

Tel: +86-21-62888511/12/13
Email: application@bcuchina.cn
Website: www.bcuchina.cn

Student views

What our students say...

Fei Liu

Fei Liu
BA (Hons) Jewellery and Silversmithing
Founder of Fei Liu Jewellery, shortlisted three times for UK Jewellery Designer of the Year

“As an international student with little knowledge of the English language, moving to the UK from China was a daunting step, but the support and encouragement I received from the University helped me to achieve my ambitions. The School provided cultural and historical education and I enjoyed every second.”