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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 100 countries 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. Our courses are highly practical and career focused, and many are accredited by professional bodies. This means that you'll gain qualifications with us that are prized by employers, giving you an important advantage in the job market.

We've invested heavily in innovative technology to give our students the best possible preparation for their chosen careers. Facilities include a mock law court, a virtual radiography suite, broadcast studios, fashion workshops and a mock operating theatre.

Our research work is attracting international attention too, with research across 11 of our subject areas being classed as 'world-leading', 'internationally excellent' or 'recognised internationally' in the prestigious Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

It's a particularly exciting time to become a student at Birmingham City University. We've invested £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities.

ADF Inc.
  • 405Yamate Bld
  • 19-5Udagawa-cho
  • Shibuya-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Japan
  • 150-0042
  • Phone: +81 3 5428 0308
  • Email: college@adfjp.com
ADF Tsuneaki Inomata
  • 405 Yamate Bld, 19-5 Udagawa-chyo
  • Shibuya-ku
  • Tokyo
  • 150-0042
  • Phone: +81 (0)3 5428 0308
  • Email: uce@uce-japan.org
BEO Ltd- Tokyo Branch
  • 5th floor Davinchi Shinjuku Bldg
  • 4-3-17 Shinjuku
  • Shinjuku-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Japan
  • 160-0022
  • Phone: +81 3 5367 331
  • Email: partnerships@beo.jp
BEO Ltd-Osaka Branch
  • 3rd Floor Inoi Building
  • 2, 2-9-19 Shibata
  • Kita-ku
  • Osaka
  • Japan
  • 530-0012
  • Phone: +81 6 6371 1116
  • Email: partnerships@beo.jp
SI- UK Education Council- Osaka Branch
  • Michael Blake
  • 2F Nissei Building East
  • 2-2-13 Shibata
  • Kita-ku
  • Osaka
  • Japan
  • 530-0012
  • Phone: +81 6 6147 5681
  • Email: osaka@ukeducation.jp
SI- UK Education Council- Tokyo Branch
  • James McGregor
  • 3rd Floor Takagi Bldg. 2-15-14
  • Kamiosaki
  • Shinagawa-ku
  • Tokyo
  • Japan
  • 141 - 0021
  • Phone: +81 3 5272 9143
  • Email: tokyo@ukeducation.jp


We are happy to consider the Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate with 3 in most subjects PLUS Diploma/Associate degree.


We are happy to consider a Four year Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with a minimum of Grade B.

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...

We regularly visit Thailand to meet students, agents and our partners. During our trips to Thailand we are always prepared to meet current, future and alumni students. Email us to find out more information about our upcoming events.

Date: Sunday 17th February 2019

Location: British Council Japan


Country contact

Do you have a question?

Ms Lisa Hwang
Regional Head (Southeast Asia)

Tel: +60 122789669
Email: Lisa.Hwang@bcu.ac.uk