Students from the UAE regularly study at Birmingham City University with a scholarship or sponsorship from their home country. We have previously had students studying with scholarships from various organisations from the UAE including Ministries, Abu Dhabi Police Force and ADNOC to name a few.
For further information please contact BCU’s International Officer Mizan Ahmed.
Courses starting September 2021
We have over 200 undergraduate courses starting this September across all fields such as computing, engineering, art and design and business.
If you are an employee of ADNOC and are seeking to study with BCU please see the Partnerships tab of this page. Alternatively you can contact the International Officer.
UAE and Birmingham City University
We have many students from the UAE studying at Birmingham City University on some of our most popular programmes including ACCA, BEng/MEng Engineering and MSc Internal Audit Management and Consultancy.
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 ten 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. .
BCU’s International Officer Mizan Ahmed understands the study needs of Emirati students and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about studying here. We also have growing partnerships in your home country, please see the Partners tab for more information.
IDP - Abu Dhabi
- Ferwen Tadesse
- Union National Bank
- 1802 Airport Road (Corniche Side)
- Abu Dhabi
- Phone: +97126228367
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: http://www.idp.com
- Dubai knowledge Park
- Building 2B, 1st floor, Office F30
- Phone: +971 43910257
- Web: https://www.ezone.ae/
IDP Education Ltd,
- Sabina Kosuri
- Office No. 104, Century Plaza Building
- Jumeirah 1
- Phone: +971 (0) 43446814
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office 1705, Mazaya Business Avenue – BB1,
- Jumeirah Lake Towers,
- P.O. Box 114423,
- Phone: +971 4368 6036
- Mobile: +971 5 2760 5827
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: http://www.intelligentpartners.com/contact-us
International Group for Education Consultancy (IGEC)
- Mr Mohammad Nimrawi
- Al Ittihad Street Al Safair Tower
- Office No 404
- Deira - Port Said
- Phone: +971 4 239 8500
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Migration Consultants
- Hasan Ahmed Malik
- Office No. 13, 10th Floor,
- Aspin Commercial Tower
- Sheikh Zayed Road
- Phone: 00971-545436396
- Email: email@example.com
- 208-B Al Nakheel Building
- Zabeel Road
- Phone: +971 4 3351390
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step2Uni (Knowledge Horizon)
- Jerry Johny, International Student Recruitment Manager
- ACICO Business Park, Office No. 704
- Behind Nissan Showroom
- Deira, P.O.Box 29114
- Phone: +971 4 2980994
- Mobile: +971 50 4884235
- Email: email@example.com
- Web: http://www.knowledgehorizon.com
STUDY WORLD Education
- Dubai International Academic City
- Post Box 294565
- Phone: +971 4 561 0307
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Web: http://www.studyworldgroup.com/
We are happy to consider students with a General Secondary Education Certificate Grade C/70% PLUS Higher College of Technology Diploma with minimum grade C+ / 2.3 / 70%
Higher qualifications may be considered for Stage 2 or Stage 3 undergraduate entry. Please contact the MENA Admissions team for further information.
We are happy to consider students with a Bachelor Degree from a recognised university with minimum grade B- / 2.6 / 65%.
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.
International Foundation Programme
Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC) offer subject specific Foundation programmes to students after completion of General Secondary Education Certificate Examination with 60% and IELTS (or equivalent). Completion of a BCUIC Foundation course guarantees entry to your chosen degree. For a list of Undergraduate Foundation programmes and entry requirements please see: bcu.ac.uk/bcuic.
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.
If you live in the Middle East and study an international qualification such as a Bachelors Degree, A Levels, IB or CBSE, you can see our international entry requirements here:
- British education system – Please see entry requirements section for your chosen course
- International Baccalaureate – Please see entry requirements section for your chosen course
- American education system
- French education system
- Indian education system
- Pakistani education system
English language requirements
Sorry, there are currently no planned visits by Birmingham City University representatives to your country.