Overview

  • The University of Birmingham, a founding member of the Russell Group universities and is a prestigious world-leading educational institution offering an extraordinarily high standard of teaching. The University currently has over 34,000 students from nearly 150 countries enrolled, 6,500 of whom are international.
  • There are 22,940 undergraduate students and 12,505 postgraduate students in the student population, which is the fourth-highest in the UK. Birmingham is known for producing graduates who are highly employable and competitive. The university was the third most targeted university by top employers in 2018-19 (The Graduate Sector in 2019), showing their loyalty to you and your future.
  • University of Birmingham is ranked 19th in the Times University Guide 2021, 21st in the Guardian University Guide 2021, 87th in the QS World University Rankings 2021 and 107th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. 87 per cent of Birmingham’s research was shown to have a global impact in fields such as history, education, chemical engineering and psychology in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

History

The University of Birmingham, based in Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom, is a public research university. Founded in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and cultivating great minds for more than a century. Research at the university, marked by a history of creativity, has broken new grounds, moved the limits of science forward and made an impact on the lives of people.

The main University of Birmingham was the first traditional ‘redbrick’ university campus in England. Birmingham is a major European city and home to some stunning Victorian and contemporary architecture, as well as art, music, theatre and sports venues, excellent nightlife, fantastic shopping and dining, including the world-famous Bullring Centre. The town also takes advantage of being surrounded by beautiful countryside.

At Birmingmingham university you will be part of a welcoming community in the heart of UK’s most vibrant, multicultural city on your doorstep. The central location of Birmingham in the UK means it is easy to access, and many places around the world are served by Birmingham International Airport.

The University of Birmingham has recently launched its new Dubai campus, which opened in September 2018, in addition to the UK campus that was built more than 100 years ago, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to develop a campus in Dubai. Our campus provides the ability to receive a world-class British university education in one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities.

Student Statistics

  • Undergraduate – 65%

  • Postgraduate – 35%

  • Full-time students – 84%

  • Part-time students – 16%

  • UK students – 74%

  • EU students – 4%

  • International students – 21%

  • Female – 58%

  • Male – 42%

  • Total student population – More than 25,000

Breakdown of fee structure

International fee range: 19,000 – 42,000 GBP

Scholarships

The University of Birmingham offers a variety of scholarships for UK, EU and international students to reward exceptional achievement and to help ensure that students are not constrained by financial concerns.

Student Life

The University of Birmingham Guild of Students is the university’s student union. Over 250 student organisations, societies and associations are home university’s Guild of Students.The guild has a long and fruitful history of working closely with the university in order to enhance student life.

Birmingham has a vibrant independent scene in the town centre and surrounding areas with stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and galleries. Birmingham has become the bustling hub for shopping, food and drink, nightlife, sport, music and there is so much more. The Bullring, Peaky Blinders, Cadbury Chocalate Factory are all things synonymous with Birmingham.

The city is hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022, which will give the world a glimpse into a city with students at its heart.

Student Support

The University of Birmingham has all the resources and support to ensure you most of your time in Birmingham, wherever you come from. There is a dedicated student support teams that can provide information and advice on funding, disability support, and health and wellbeing.

The International Student Team also provides international students with knowledgeable and committed advisers who have concerns about immigration, UK jobs, healthcare, finances, personal and academic support. All services are completely free of charge.

Learning support involves online study skills training that helps students prepare for university studies. In addition academic advancement, welfare problems, and skills growth are assisted by personal tutors. The Academic Skills Centre and Birmingham International Academy are also offering research and English language support as well as individual counselling and community workshops. In order to help and encourage you to access the information that you need to excel in your Masters, central and departmental facilities and training are available throughout your studies.

The University Medical Practice (UMP) is near the campus that provides services including reproductive health, guidance on travel, vaccines and more. A primary contact point, along with an online service, is provided by the Student Center.

Accommodation

international students are guaranteed a place in accommodation at the University of Birmingham for at least their first year of study. If they wish, it could be possible for students to stay in accommodation at the university for their entire time in the UK.

The university has three villages of accommodation and a range of housing provided by partners all close to campus. Options include single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms, en suite study bedrooms, and self-contained studio apartments.With access to a range of food sources, both self-catered and versatile catered dining choices are provided.

There are also plenty of private rented accommodations close to the Birmingham University and the Living team of the university can help to explore these choices and provide students with the best housing advice during your time in Birmingham.

Transport

The location in the middle of England makes it a convenient base for exploring the United Kingdom and Europe; the city is less than two hours by road and rail from London, and has its own international airport. It is also easy to fly from Warwick, Stratford, the Peak District and Wales.

With buses, trains and trams to easily move around the city, Birmingham benefits from a prime position in the heart of England.
On campus, the university has its own train station. It takes just 8 minutes to get by train to the city centre.
With destinations in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia, Birmingham International Airport is a major hub.
In the broader Birmingham area, extensive bicycle parking is found on campus, and dedicated bike paths.

If you feel the University of Birmingham is the perfect place for you, get in touch with us and we will assist you with your application and secure your place at one of the best universities in UK and the world.

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