The student experience

At Birmingham City University we do everything possible to make you feel welcome and to make the most of your time with us, both academically and socially.

We know the thought of travelling to another country on your own can be scary, but once you're here you’ll find it’s easy to meet and make friends, and work alongside other international and UK students. You’ll receive a friendly welcome from our Meet and Greet team as you arrive in the UK, and free transport to your accommodation on arrival.

Take advantage of the city’s great choice of food, museums, parks and nightlife, or go on a day trip with new friends to different parts of the UK. There’s plenty on offer, whatever your interests.

International Students' Union

Our Students’ Union International Student Group runs social activities throughout the year to help you settle in and meet other students with similar interests.

Your studies

With our global reputation for academic excellence, it’s easy to see why so many international students enjoy and benefit from a UK education.

  • Working with our lecturers and support staff gives you access to some of the country’s most professional teachers, researchers and guest lecturers.
  • You’ll receive results of assessments within no more than 20 working days, extensive support through our online learning systems, and full access to our Students' Union and Student Services.
  • You’ll also have many opportunities to learn from Birmingham’s wider creative and business communities in a city which has the UK's largest concentration of businesses outside of London.