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University College Birmingham (UCB) is a small, modern university nestled in the bustling heart of Birmingham, the UK's second-largest city. It's an innovative institution with a mission to help students achieve their dreams.

The University offers an excellent array of courses in popular disciplines like business, finance, tourism, aviation, sports, health, and the arts - UCB is the perfect place for those seeking hands-on, career-focused education.

The campus houses state-of-the-art lecture halls, extensive libraries, and modern laboratories for practicals. Additionally, there are also dedicated spaces for sporting activities and a variety of student support initiatives.

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Why study at the University College Birmingham

  • Accredited degrees

    a number of degrees are awarded by the University of Warwick, a prestigious Russell Group university

  • Award-winning institution

    Winner of the international category (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)

  • Small institution

    UCB offers a tight-knit and intimate learning environment to lend a personal feel to your studies

  • Industry partnerships

    Strong connections with leading organizations to provide students with invaluable career opportunities

  • Prime Location

    Birmingham city center is bursting with activity and opportunity


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Birmingham is a vibrant and diverse metropolis with an impressive range of attractions to explore. It's packed with modern shopping destinations, countless restaurants, popular social venues, and beautiful green spaces.

Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition

    £14,000 per year

  • Postgraduate tuition

    £15,000 per year


International Scholarship Award

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  • Requirements

    Our International Scholarship Award is available for all new international students who are starting on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course of study at University College Birmingham

High Achievers

  • Merit-based scholarship available only for undergraduate students who can demonstrate high academic attainment.
  • The High Achievers Scholarship offers a discount on the first year of your tuition fees.
  • 70%-79% grades


  • 80%-89% grades


  • 90%-100%


Sustainable Development Award

  • Available only for postgraduate students
  • Successful applicants will be required to report to a panel during their studies on how they are continuing to prioritise sustainability in their academic work, extracurricular engagement and post-study plans.
  • Amount


Increased International Scholarship:

We are pleased to announce that the value of the International Scholarship will double for applicants who pay their deposits by 31 July 2024. This brings the maximum value of UCB's financial awards to £2,500.

  • International Scholarship Part 1

    £1,000. Deposit paid by 23 August 2024

  • International Scholarship Part 2

    £1,000. Deposit paid by 31 July 2024

  • Early Payment Discount

    £500. Full fee paid by 31 August 2024

  • Maximum Combined Value

    £2,500. All above criteria met

The value of the International Scholarship Part 2 is £2,000 for the Integrated Pre-Master's.

Visa requirements for the University College Birmingham

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Life at the University College Birmingham

The University boasts a multicultural student community. There are over 1,000 overseas students enrolled at UCB, representing around 20% of the entire student population. The diverse environment enriches the learning experience and broadens perspectives for all students and staff.

When it comes to accommodation, UCB guarantees a place in a modern residence building The Maltings to all new students, regardless of whether they are undergraduate or postgraduate. The residences are furnished and equipped with all the essentials for a comfortable living experience.

The international office provides a comprehensive range of support services tailored to the needs of overseas students. From guidance on visa applications and regulations to social and cultural integration, the dedicated team is always ready to help.


  • Fitness Centre
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Free Weights
    • Spin Studio
    • Fitness Classes
    • Machines
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Cafe’s
    • Restaurants
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • Clubs & Organizations
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Physiotherapy
  • Praying Rooms
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Workshops
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Skills classes
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • volleyball courts
    • Athletics Track
    • Basketball Courts
    • Badminton Courts
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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