University of Birmingham


Location Birmingham, England
Established 1900
Percent International Students 13.7
Famous For Engineering, Economics, Medicine
International Fees £25,000-28,000

The University of Birmingham is a beautiful redbrick university, with a leafy green campus, located in the city of Birmingham, just over 150km north of London.

Established in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. A founding member of the Russell Group and Universitas 21, the University of Birmingham is a prestigious, world leading educational institution, which provides an exceptionally high level of teaching.

Birmingham is renowned for producing highly employable and successful graduates. In 2018-19, the University was the 3rd most targeted university by top employers (The Graduate Market in 2019), demonstrating their commitment to you and your future. The University has also invested £5m in its graduate careers services and successful alumni are offered mentoring and bursaries to support work experience and internships in the UK and overseas. International students are offered a variety of specially tailored events, including coaching and skills workshops on topics such as networking skills, job seeking strategies and job seeking beyond the UK.

At Birmingham you will be part of a diverse community located in an inspirational campus setting, with the most vibrant, multicultural city in the UK on your doorstep. The University currently has over 34,000 students enrolled, 6,500 of whom are international, from nearly 150 countries. Birmingham's central location in the UK means it is easy to navigate, and Birmingham International Airport services many locations around the world.

In addition to the UK campus which was founded over 100 years ago, the University of Birmingham has recently launched its new Dubai campus which opened in September 2018, becoming the first global top 100 and Russell Group University to establish a campus in Dubai. Our campus offers the opportunity to gain a world-class British university education in one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities.

Services for International Students
The University of Birmingham’s Student Support Hub offers help and advice to students. Teams of professionally-trained counsellors can assist students with any difficulties they may be experiencing from. The International Student Team also provides trained and dedicated advisers for international students who have queries relating to immigration, working in the UK, healthcare, finance, personal and academic support. All services are free of charge.

The University offers an airport pickup service and runs an International Welcome Week for new international students to get to know each other and the university. During term time, English language classes are also available for free.

19th in the Times University Guide 2021
21st in the Guardian University Guide 2021
87th in the QS World University Rankings 2021
107th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 87% of Birmingham’s research was shown to have a global impact in areas such as History, Education, Chemical
Engineering and Psychology. Birmingham consistently ranks in Computer Science, Dentistry, Hospitality & Tourism, Medicine and Music.


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