We try to ensure our application process is as straightforward as possible. The process of applying for a place to study at Birmingham City University varies depending on your course and level of study. These pages provide a step-by-step guide to the undergraduate application process.


January 31

Apply now 2024 entry UCAS application deadline

February 28

UCAS Extra UCAS Extra opens for applications

June 30

Application deadline Final deadline for main cycle applications

July 5

Clearing You can now apply through Clearing

August 9

SQA results day Students receive their SQA results

August 15

A Level results day Students receive their A Level results

August 15

Hotlines open Clearing/Adjustment hotlines open

Making your application

Researching options

Between deciding whether university is right for you, which course to study and where to live, applying to university can include a lot of big decisions, we're here to help you make the right ones.

Advice on researching universities

Application advice

Not sure how to write your personal statement? We've put together some useful advice to help you get started.

Writing your personal statement

Entry Requirements

Once you’ve found the course you’d like to apply for, it’s important that you make sure you have, or are aiming to achieve, the entry requirements for that course.

Our entry requirements


You may not have achieved the grades you hoped for, changed your mind about the course or university you've already applied to or decided to go to university at the last minute. Either way, Clearing offers you a chance to find a full-time undergraduate course starting in September.

Find out more about Clearing

After you apply

Once you've submitted your application, there are lots of exciting things to come like receiving your offers, coming to an applicant taster day, and results day.

More information

  • FAQs

    If you have a question about the admissions process, check our Admissions FAQs, or get in touch with the team.

  • Starting in year two or three

    Find out more about transferring to BCU if you started your course at another institution.

  • Admissions policy

    Our official policy contains everything you need to know about the admissions process.

Parents and guardians

If your child is considering university study, you might have some questions about the application process.