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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.

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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)

  • 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

Life as an international student

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.

Student life & facilities

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

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


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.

Visa requirements for the University of 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.

UK student visa requirements