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University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

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Uni facts

Birmingham, UK
  • Type Private
  • Rank 79
  • International students 7875
  • Nationalities 150
  • Total programs 173
  • Acceptance rate 79%

Study abroad at the University of Birmingham

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.

University of Birmingham logo

Why study at the University of Birmingham?

  • 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)

  • Highly ranked

    Birmingham has been ranked the 14th best University in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019)

Life as an international student

The University of Birmingham offers a diverse community of 6,500 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.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts 12
    • No. of Squash Courts 6
    • No. of Diving Pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 5
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Fitness Center Physiotherapist
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Antenatal Clinic
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Minor Surgery
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • On-Campus Shuttle
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 3
    • Restaurants 4
    • Cafe’s 12
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 250
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

Tuition fee ranges from £18,120 to £39,960

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 [https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/students/finance/scholarships/index.aspx]

Location

University of Birmingham

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.