About University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham — public non-profit university. It is located in Birmingham, United Kingdom. University of Birmingham is an active member of Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), European University Association (EUA), The Russell Group, Universitas 21, Universities UK.

The university is one of the top-90 universities in the world. The independent international ranking THE is very attentive to universities' research output. According to THE, this higher education institution is in 5 place among universities with the most research publications per year.

University of Birmingham does research in different fields of study and offers bachelor, master and doctorate programs.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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International students
Female students

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University of Birmingham tuition fees

University of Birmingham has a continuous academic calendar, which means that students don't have a break between courses. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. The cost of study at University of Birmingham is the same for locals and foreigners — from 962 USD per year. Thanks to scholarships, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

Academic calendar
Continuousno breaks
Bachelorthere are free programs
11,310 USD/year
24,430 USD/year
Mastercitizens and foreigners
962 USD/year
Doctoratethere are free programs
2,810 USD/year
13,645 USD/year

Bachelor degree at University of Birmingham

11 years of school is not enough to get into University of Birmingham. Since students study longer in United Kingdom, you must first eliminate the academic difference — study for a year at a university in your home country, or take one of the preparatory programs (A-Levels, IB, Foundation, etc.). Before applying to the university, you need to pass an exam for knowledge of the English language. The university accepts the results of IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score is 5.5. The TOEFL score is not lower than 72. Applicants will need a subject exam — A-Level or SAT. The IB diploma is accepted upon admission.


Master's degree at University of Birmingham

The admission committee of the university takes into account the previous academic performance of the student. In order to enroll at University of Birmingham for a master's program, you will have to confirm knowledge of the English language. You can do this by passing the exam — IELTS, PTE or TOEFL. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80. IELTS — 6 or higher. There is an opportunity for admission to online master's programs at University of Birmingham.


Doctorate degree at University of Birmingham

If you are applying for a doctoral program, you must pass the language exam — IELTS, TOEFL or CAE. For enrollment, you need to pass TOEFL with 80 points. The minimum score for IELTS is 6. University of Birmingham is inviting students for online PhD programs.


University of Birmingham campus

The campus of the educational institution is located in Birmingham. This opens up all the delights of life in a big city for students: a rich infrastructure, a large selection of entertainment, convenient transport, as well as more opportunities for internships or part-time jobs. However, for some students, such an abundance of opportunities can be distracting. During the period of study, students can use the university library, where they can do homework and write scientific papers. Not only locals study at University of Birmingham, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

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What to do after graduation

To stay in the country for another year after graduation, you need to renew your student visa or apply for a job seeker visa. University of Birmingham graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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