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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.

OK Estudante - Coimbra
OK Estudante - Faro
OK Estudante - Funchal
OK Estudante - Leiria
OK Estudante - Lisboa
OK Estudante - Porto
  • R. de Alexandre Herculano 341,
  • Porto
  • 4000-053
  • Phone: +351 22 766 1195
  • Email:
OK Estudante - Setúbal
OK Estudante - Vila Real
OK Estudante Évora
  • Joao Almeida
  • Edifício de Santa Catarina,
  • Rua de Santa Catarina,
  • Escritório nº6, R/C 6E,
  • Évora,
  • 7005-625
  • Phone: +351 266 704 078
  • Email:

Undergraduate courses

For most courses requiring 112 UCAS entry points, applicants are usually required to pass Diploma de Ensino Secundario with a minimum overall score of 14.

In terms of Mathematics requirement, we typically require a score of 11.  For engineering courses, we seek a minimum grade 16.

For English Language proficiency we require an IELTS or BCU English test 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 be a graduate of a Portuguese or UK university. Students from Portuguese universities who have a Licenciado or Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) with a minimum overall grade of 14 are eligible to apply.

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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Country contact

Do you have a question?

Natasha Mann
Regional Manager (Europe)
Based at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus.

Tel: +44 (0) 121 331 5551  Mobile:+44(0) 7725752229

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