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Study abroad at the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

The University of Birmingham is a leading UK public research university based in the UK’s second city of Birmingham. It’s a large and culturally diverse university offering a wide range of programs and subjects you can study as an international student.

Students studying at the University of Birmingham benefit from excellent campus facilities, including one of the UK's largest academic libraries and a new £55 million sports center. The University is also investing more than £600 million in buildings, laboratories, equipment and resources, to ensure students have the very best facilities to aid their studies.

The University’s main campus is located in Edgbaston over 250 acres. It offers a host of facilities and amenities, including shops, music venues, sports facilities, libraries, museums, art galleries and gardens. The campus even has its own railway station, which offers regular trains that can take you to the center of Birmingham in just eight minutes.

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Why study at the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

  • Leading research

    The University of Birmingham is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities

  • Quality teaching

    The University has a gold rating for teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework, 2017)

  • Global prowess

    The University is ranked in the top 1% of universities across the world

  • International community

    Birmingham is home to one of the largest international student communities in the UK


University of Birmingham foundation pathways

Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom

You'll find our Edgbaston campus both a peaceful and vibrant place to spend your time, whether it's studying on one of the lawns, or enjoying a hot drink.

Fees and funding


To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure the fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study at the University of Birmingham, they are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships

Fee information

  • Foundation pathways courses tuition

    From £21,780 to £23,460 per year

Visa requirements for the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

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 of Birmingham foundation pathways

The University of Birmingham offers a diverse community of 7,800 international students from 150 countries. The city of Birmingham is also one of the most culturally diverse in the UK and is home to the country’s biggest Eid celebration, a huge St Patrick's Day parade and the largest Christmas market outside Germany.

There are a number of support services available to make your transition to life at Birmingham as easy as possible. You can arrange an airport pick up service to meet you when you arrive in the UK, and the International Student Team are available for help and support during your time studying at Birmingham.

There are loads of options to get involved with clubs and organizations outside of the classroom. The University's Guild of Students offers over 250 groups and societies that you can join, covering a wide range of sporting, cultural and other interests. These are a great way to meet new people and integrate into life on campus.


  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
    • Language Center
    • Skills classes
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Workshops
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Fitness Classes
    • Personal Trainers
    • Machines
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
    • Free Weights
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
    • Minor Surgery
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Car Rental
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Campus Bus Service
  • All Weather Sports Pitches
    • 1 Swimming pools
    • 1 Climbing Wall
    • 1 Athletics Track
    • 6 Squash Courts
    • 5 Tennis Courts
    • 1 volleyball courts
    • 1 Diving Pools
    • 12 Badminton Courts
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • 1 Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
    • 1 Natural Turf American Football Pitches
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Library
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Computer labs
    • Museum
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Food & Restaurants
    • 3 Bars
    • 4 Restaurants
    • 12 Cafe’s
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • 250 Clubs & Organizations

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