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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.

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Undergraduate courses

For most courses requiring 112 UCAS entry points, students are required to attain the Högskoleförberedande Examen qualification with a minimum grade C (new system) and a numerical value of 15. 

In terms of Maths requirement (all non-engineering courses), we seek a minimum grade E (numerical value of 10). For engineering courses, we seek a minimum grade C (numerical value of 15).

For English Language proficiency we 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 course (requiring a 2:2 minimum grade), you will be graduating / graduated from a Swedish university with a Kandidatexamen qualification, with a minimum score of 100 out of 120.

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
Email: Natasha.Mann@bcu.ac.uk

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