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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 over 80 countries including Egypt 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. Birmingham City University is home to many Egyptian and other Arab students who study courses from MBA International to BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering. Our industry partnerships, work placements and practical approach to our world famous courses will give you international career prospects. BCU students study in a city focused on education and culture and all students have full access to The Library of Birmingham, Europe’s largest library.

Birmingham also has many of your home comforts including mosques, halal supermarkets and restaurants and a very active Islamic Society in our Students Unions. We are home to football teams including West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Birmingham City FC, and you can join as many of our sports teams or societies as you wish.

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. On your first day our airport pickup team will meet you at the airport and take you to your chosen University accommodation.

  • IDP - Alexandria
  • Hossam Hosny
  • 20 Mahmoud El Deeb St.
  • El Sabah Building 11th Floor, Office (B)
  • El Khaleeg Tower, Zizinia
  • Alexandria
  • Phone: +203 584 016 1 / 2 / 4
  • Email: info.alexandria@idp.com
  • Web: http://www.idp.com
  • Edvoy Educational Services - Cairo
  • Hussam Adel
  • Tower 12, 4th floor
  • Unit 43 Bavaria Towers
  • Maadi Ring Road, Katameya
  • Cairo
  • Email: hussam.a@edvoy.com
  • Intelligent Partners - Cairo
  • The Manager
  • Building 4, Floor 4, Regus Offices, Arkan Plaza,
  • El Sheikh Zayed,
  • Plot 31, in front of Zayed 2000 Compound Giza,
  • Cairo
  • 11728
  • Phone: +20 106 1455551
  • Email: samar.moussa@newton-prep.com
  • TCL Global - Cairo
  • 24 Gamal El Din Dweedar , Nasr City
  • Cairo
  • Phone: +20 101 818 7247
  • Email: egypt@tclglobal.co.uk
New Cairo
  • IDP - New Cairo
  • Ahmed Ibrahim
  • Elite Building, 90th Street
  • 5th Settlement
  • 4th Floor Unit B365
  • New Cairo
  • Phone: +202 385 90/91/92 +202 281 338 39
  • Email: info.egypt@idp.com
  • Web: http://www.idp.com
Sheikh Zayed City
  • IDP - Sheikh Zayed City
  • Hossam Hosny
  • Office 304, 2nd Floor, Plaza 34 Administration Building
  • Shabab St.
  • Sheikh Zayed District
  • Sheikh Zayed City
  • Phone: +202 385 17 424 / 425
  • Email: info.westcairo@idp.com
  • Web: http://www.idp.com

Undergraduate degree

We are happy to consider a Secondary Education Certificate of Al-Azhar PLUS Diploma (Al-Azhar /from Technical/Commercial/Industrial/ Health institute) minimum of 60% overall with no subject below 50%

Note: Engineering courses would require 60% / C in mathematics

Higher qualifications may be considered for Stage 2 or Stage 3 undergraduate entry. Please contact the MENA Admissions team for further information

Postgraduate degree 

We are happy to consider a Bachelor Degree (from a University) with minimum 60%.
Bachelor Degree from a higher institute may be considered for entry to Year 2 or 3 of a relevant undergraduate programme.

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.

International Foundation Programme

Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) offer subject specific Foundation programmes to students after completion of General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with 60% and IELTS (or equivalent). Completion of a BCUIC Foundation course guarantees entry to your chosen degree. For a list of Undergraduate Foundation programmes and entry requirements please see: bcu.ac.uk/bcuic.

Special requirements

Art, Design and Media (ADM)

All undergraduate courses in ADM 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 course pages for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE)

All undergraduate courses in the CEBE Faculty require a minimum of Mathematics at O Level. For some courses Mathematics is required at AS or A Level at Grade C or the equivalent. Please check the course pages for specific requirements.

Business, Law and Social Sciences (BLSS) 

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

Health, Education and Life Sciences (HELS)

Most courses offered by the HELS Faculty require qualifications in Maths, Sciences and/or related subjects. Please individual course pages for further information.

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

International Qualifications

If you live in Egypt and study an international qualification such as a Bachelors Degree, A Levels, IB or CBSE, you can see our international entry requirements here:

If your education system is not listed here, please see this link and click on the country of your education system. For any other questions please contact: mena@bcu.ac.uk.

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

International Regional Manager

Tel: +44 7725752230
Email: Mizan.Ahmed@bcu.ac.uk