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Ireland (Republic of)

Birmingham has a thriving Irish heritage, and you’ll receive a warm welcome in our city.   Birmingham is estimated to have the largest Irish population in the UK and the UK’s only Irish Quarter in Digbeth. It’s home to the third biggest St Patrick’s Day Parade globally, only just behind New York and Dublin - more than 80,000 people turn out for the celebration.  Irish dancing is popular in Birmingham, and there’s a great music scene with Irish pubs and bars. 

Birmingham Airport has flights to and from Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

As the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland governments signed a reciprocal agreement under the Common Travel Area,  Irish students are treated as 'Home' regarding their fee status and can access the Student Loan.

British Council
  • Newmount House
  • 22/24 Lower Mount Street
  • Dublin 2
  • Dublin
  • Phone: 01 676 4088/6943

Undergraduate courses

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate and achieve the relevant UCAS tariff points for the course from five Higher Level subjects. For courses requiring Maths and/or Science at GCSE O Level, pass at Ordinary Level with minimum of grade O3. For courses requiring Maths/and or Science at A Level, pass at Higher Level with a minimum of grade H2.

For English Language proficiency, we accept English Language at Ordinary level with minimum of grade O3. This is only applicable to Irish passport holders. Other students will require an IELTS score 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent. Please note, some courses may require a higher IELTS.

Postgraduate courses

To be considered for a place on a Master’s or Postgraduate Certificate course, you will normally graduate from an Irish or UK university. You will need a minimum of 2.2 or above honours degree.

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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FAQs for EU students

Want to know more about studying in the UK if you're an EU student? View the FAQs below for more information.

FAQs EU students