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Apply to become an international agent

Referral agents who provide advice and assistance to students wishing to study at Birmingham City University must apply to be a Registered Agent.

If you decide to apply to become a Birmingham City University agent, you should:

  • complete the form below by answering ALL questions
  • provide the contact details for two references
  • provide proof of education agent training or qualifications
  • provide proof of business registration from your country, and
  • provide proof of any academic qualifications or professional recognition

The standard processing time for an agent application is three to four weeks from the receipt of a completed application. If you do not provide all of the information required, your application may be delayed.

If your application is approved, we will:

  • send you the Agent Agreement for your signature, and
  • request the signed Agreement to be returned for processing

Please complete the questions below and return to us by email to or by fax to +44 (0)121 331 6314.

Company name
Company director
* Can you confirm that you are legally able/licensed to deliver the services we are contracting you for?

If Yes, please email a copy of your certificate of registration to

* Sole Trader
Can you confirm who is the controlling partner/ultimate beneficial owner of the company?

If Yes, please give the following information:

Can you confirm if you have been involved in significant high profile prosecutions and what was the outcome?
Student recruitment history
Counsellors responsible for UK recruitment
* Is a charge made for initial counselling?
* Is a charge made for an application?
* Are additional services provided to clients at extra charge?
First referee

Your referees should be someone at a university or college that you currently work with.

Second referee

Your referees should be someone at a university or college that you currently work with.

Financial details
* By checking this box, you declare that all the above information to be correct.

Data Protection Act 1998: Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 Birmingham City University undertakes to process any data collected from this profile in a responsible manner. Specifically, it will process any personal data in print or electronic media (including the internet) fairly, for the purposes of promoting and marketing activities. The University will ensure the accuracy and currency of data; documented timescales will be applied to the retention of information held in this connexion.

The University does not share the information collected you have provided with any third parties, except research agencies or service providers, to assist with or carry out research and provide statistical information, by means of, for example, conducting telephone surveys or delivering email, direct mail or text messages on the University's behalf. The University ensures such agencies handle information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

It is your right at any time to view copies of data held by the University in relation to you. Appropriate measures shall also be taken against accidental loss or damage to your personal data, by means of permissive access to the database. The data shall not be transmitted outside the European Economic Area.

More information about our privacy policy and how to contact us.