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Our students from Palestine will receive a warm welcome in Birmingham, a multicultural city home to 65,000 students.


Birmingham City University is proud to be part of the prestigious HESPAL Scholarship. The Scholarship aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities. for more information please see the British Council Palestine website, or contact the BCU’s International Officer Mizan Ahmed.

Palestine and Birmingham City University

We have many students from Palestine studying at Birmingham City University on some of our most popular programmes including Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD programmes.

Birmingham is a popular study destination for students from the Middle East region and has many of your home comforts including mosques, halal supermarkets and restaurants and a very active Islamic Society in our Students Union. 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. .

Our International Officer, Mizan Ahmed understands the study needs of Palestinian students and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying here.

Global Study UK


For Year 1 entry we are happy to consider:

  • Community College Diploma / Intermediate Diploma with grades: 70% / C / Good for entry to Year 1
  • OR completion of a UK based Foundation programme with good grades     

Community College Diploma will be considered for entry to Year 2 with GPA 75% / Good


We are happy to consider a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with:

  • Bachelor Degree with minimum GPA of 75% / C+ / 2.5

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

Arts, 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 programmes 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

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.

Sorry, there are currently no planned visits by Birmingham City University representatives to your country.

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