You’ll find a diverse and welcoming environment at Birmingham City University. We’re a modern and dynamic international university, with staff, students and alumni from more than 100 countries. With 24,500 students in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham City University is 7th in the UK for employability.Find a course
BCU in your country
Links with agents and representatives in your country allow you to explore all of the study options available to you and give you the opportunity to be guided through the application process.
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- South Africa
- Cyprus (Republic of)
- Czech Republic
- Ireland (Republic of)
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong, China
- Republic of Korea
- Taiwan, China
Applying for BCU
How to apply
Once you’ve found the course you’d like to apply for, it’s important to check that you have, or are aiming for, the right entry requirements.Application Help
Getting your VISA
In order to remain in the UK for the duration of your course at BCU, you need make sure you abide by the terms of your visa.Visa Information
Ask our students
If you want to understand what it’s like to study in the UK at BCU, talk to someone from another country who is already studying with us.Talk to students
Virtual Summer Week
Join our action-packed and fun-filled week at Birmingham City University’s Virtual Summer Week this July! There will be various workshops, guest lectures and keynote sessions on a series of subjects.Sign up
Bachelors, Masters and PhD
We offer over 400 programmes covering a huge range of subject areas, from art to business and engineering to fashion.View our courses
A foundation programme or pre-Master’s programme may offer an alternative route to achieve your goals.View programmes
Course entry requirements
The type and level of qualifications you need will vary depending on the course you are applying for.
Fees and Finance
Your tuition fees (per year) cover normal tuition, examination costs and membership of the Students’ Union.Learn about fees
We offer a range of scholarship opportunities for international undergraduates.
There are a number of ways you can earn extra money whilst completing your studies.
International Summer School
Spend three weeks sampling UK university life, enhance your academic skills and visit some of the UK’s historic towns and cities.
Study Abroad as a BCU student
Studying or working abroad can be a life-changing opportunity that lets you gain new skills, meet new people and experience different cultures.
BIFCA is a collaborative effort between BCU and Wuhan Textile University, combining the expertise of both institutions to provide a number of creative arts courses.
Request a call
If you have any questions about applying for a programme, to getting advice about living in Birmingham, drop us an email and our friendly team will follow up with you.Email us
Request a call
If you need to speak to one of our admissions team or a course leader about their programme, simply complete our form and we'll give you a call at a convenient time for you. If you can't wait, you can call us on the telephone number below, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm GMT:
+44 (0)121 331 5389Request a call
Our international social media accounts are a great way to find out more about the University, ask questions and make new friends and contacts. We're active on most social media channels so you've always got a friendly person to speak to.More about social media
If you’re in Birmingham, we’d love to meet you, answer any questions you have and show you our facilities. Simply pop in and ask to speak to the International Office.
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