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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 around 24,500 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.

  • Global Study UK
  • Suite 211, 2nd Floor, Building 3
  • El-Wataneya Complex Buildings
  • Extend of 14th of May Bridge, Smouha
  • Alexandria
  • Phone: +20 1220 044 539
  • Email: Egypt@globalstudyuk.com
  • EDRES Egypt
  • Office #101, Tower # 6, Bavaria Town
  • Maadi Ring Road
  • Next to Bavarian Auto (BMW) & Ernst and Young Cairo
  • Cairo
  • 11759
  • Phone: +202 22 622 899
  • Mobile: +202 22 622 855
  • Email: bdm@edreseg.com
  • Web: http://www.edreseg.com/
  • Intelligent Partners
  • 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

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 Egpyt 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.

January 2018 Scholarships:

All self-funded applicants are eligible for an automatic £1,500 tuition fee scholarship. For our January 2018 programmes please see here.

Please note: ACCA, Distance Learning and Pre-Sessional courses are not included.

September 2018 Scholarships:

To be confirmed.

We regularly visit Egypt to meet students, agents and our partners. During our trips to Egypt we are always prepared to meet current, future and alumni students. All visits will be posted in this section of the website. If there are no visits listed you can contact Regional Partnerships Manager, Mark Pell to ask any questions or see when we’re next visiting the region.

Our next visit is;

  • 11th - 13th October - Cairo, Egypt. Kempinski Hotel, Global Study UK exhibition 

Country contact

Do you have a question?

Mizan Ahmed
International Officer
Birmingham City University

Tel: +44 (0)121 331 7711
Mobile: +44 772 575 2230
Email: mizan.ahmed@bcu.ac.uk