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About University of Birmingham

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Year of establishment1900
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Accepted Exams
Total International Students7875
Size of Campus in acres276
UG/PG Course Ratio1.63
Endowments ValuePound Sterling 112 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses6180 Pound for 1 sharing (UG),6650 Pound for 4 sharing (PG)
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Q:   Is the University of Birmingham good for international students?


Yes, definitely! The university boasts of having 31% of academic staff from overseas and a truly diverse and global campus. It welcomes over 8,700 international students from approximately 150 countries. When we look at the breakdown of Manchester Metropolitan University students on the basis of their domicile, we find that 26,990 students belong to England, 140 students belong to Scotland, 930 students belong to Wales, 90 students belong to Northern Ireland, and 75 students were classified as other-UK. When we look at non-UK students, we find that 1,445 belong to European Union and 8,085 belong to non-European Union countries, thereby taking the total non-UK student number to 9,530.


Q:   What is the University of Birmingham acceptance rate?


The University of Birmingham's acceptance rate is in the range of 13.54% to 15%. In 2018, it received more than 40,000 applicants out of which only a little more than 5,000 were accepted. So, yes, it is a highly competitive university. A low acceptance rate shows that the University has stringent admission criteria and high entry standards. Students are advised to be very careful about the entire application when it comes to applying to such universities. They should take the entire admission cycle very seriously, whether it is course selection, application document preparation, meeting the deadlines, appearing for the interview, etc.


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Q:   Does the University of Birmingham offer scholarships to international students?


Yes, Birmingham University offers various types of scholarships to international students. Some of the University of Birmingham scholarships for the Asian region include India JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships, India Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships, India Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program, the University of Birmingham Business School 'Sean & Claire Henry MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship), just to name a few. In addition to this, students can choose to work part-time in order to reduce their overall cost of pursuing academics at the University of Birmingham. Note that international students are allowed to work for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Also check, the Popular Scholarships to Study in the UK for Indian Students 2023-2024


Q:   Does the University of Birmingham provide scholarships for international students?


Yes, the University of Birmingham offers a number of scholarships to outstanding international students. Check below the popular University of Birmingham scholarships available for students:

ScholarshipsType of Scholarship
Chevening & Birmingham Partnership ScholarshipsMerit
Undergraduate Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsMerit
Charles Wallace Trust Bursaries & FellowshipsMerit
India Birmingham Lord Karan Bilimoria (Chancellor) ScholarshipMerit
India Inlaks ScholarshipsMerit

University of Birmingham Admission Dates 2024

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  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Fall7ᵗʰ May - 1ˢᵗ Jul 2024
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Q:   When does the University of Birmingham revert with an admission decision?


For UG applications, the University of Birmingham admission decisions are usually made within 15 working days. However, sometimes the academic department may review applications again or call applicants for an interview. In such cases, the decision may take longer than the estimated working days. For postgraduate courses, students need to wait for at least 10-15 days to receive a decision on their application. Students, who have applied for undergraduate courses, can track their application on the UCAS portal. Students, who have applied for postgraduate courses, can track their application on the University portal.


Q:   Can I apply for the Birmingham International Summer School (BISS)?


A student who is over 18 years of age and studying an undergraduate programme at a university outside the UK or is registered as an international student at a UK university, is eligible for BISS. The students must be of good academic standing and meet the BISS English Language and subject-specific requirements as well. Academic programs include British Cultural Heritage, The Biomedical Science Research Challenges, English Language: Communicating with Confidence, Film & Media, Global Environmental Issues, and Mathematical Finance & Financial Time Series Analysis. These courses last for a period of three weeks.


Q:   How to apply for UG Admission at the University of Birmingham?


 To study the undergraduate University of Birmingham courses, international students can apply through University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Students can check the below tips for the UCAS application:

  • The University of Birmingham’s UCAS campus code number is B32.
  • Check the application deadline for your chosen course.
  • Students applying for Medicine or Dentistry courses need to apply by 15th October 2022
  • UCAS fee for single choice and for multiple choices is it £27
  • The following table provides details of the percentage required at the Indian Standard XII level:
UK A LevelsIndian Standard XII
A*AA90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 85% West Bengal or 95% Other State boards
AAA85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 80% West Bengal or 90% Other State boards
AAB80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 75% West Bengal or 85% Other State boards
ABB/BBB75% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, and West Bengal or 80% Other State boards

University of Birmingham Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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MS(99 courses)
INR 9 L - 29 L
Duration6 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 64 - 67
MBA/PGDM(36 courses)
INR 20 L - 34 L
Duration1 year-16 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 67 - 76
M.A.(111 courses)
INR 19 L - 22 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7
MIM(35 courses)
INR 20 L - 34 L
Duration1 year-16 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 67 - 76
PG Diploma(35 courses)
INR 14 L - 21 L
Duration36 weeks-25 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7.5
B.Sc.(41 courses)
INR 20 L - 27 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7, PTE: 67 & Above
B.A.(66 courses)
INR 20 L - 23 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 7
B.E. / B.Tech(21 courses)
INR 25 L - 29 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, PTE: 64 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above
BBA(14 courses)
INR 20 L - 25 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 - 6.5, PTE: 67 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
LL.M.(10 courses)
INR 20 L - 25 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 67 & Above
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Q:   What is the GPA requirement for undergraduate courses at the University of Birmingham?


Undergraduate aspirants should have at least a GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale with a 2:1 requirement. Additionally, international applicants are also required to submit an English language proficiency scores report, such as IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE.

  • Group A students require 75% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, or 75% West Bengal, or 80% Other State boards
  • Group B students require 80% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, or 75% West Bengal, or 85% Other State boards
  • Group C students require 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, or 80% West Bengal, or 90% Other State boards
  • Group D students require 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra, or 80% West Bengal, or 90% Other State boards. However, students must check the individual course pages for exact entry requirements.

Q:   Does the University of Birmingham accept lower grades?


The University of Birmingham provides impetus to research. It has more than 1,000 academic staff researchers and gains around £80 million in new research funding per year. The University promotes research in the following areas: Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, and Social Sciences. The University has been ranked 10th in the Russell Group and 13th in the UK for research. It has ranked 12th spot overall in the UK for Research Power. Some of the subjects that have performed well include Physics, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and informatics, Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies, etc.


Q:   What is the fees of University of Birmingham for Indian Students?


The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international students is around  (INR 19L- INR 24L ) per annum, depending on the course. It’s  (INR 18.43L - INR 21.03L ) for PG programs.However cost of attending University of Birmingham  can vary depending on the main factors such as course, level of study (UG and PG) and accommodation status.


Q:   What is cost of studying BTech at Birmingham University?


 Students can check below the cost of studying BTech at Birmingham University:

Courses1st year tuition fee
BSc in Computer Science with Study AbroadINR 25.83 L
Nuclear Engineering MEngINR 24.57 L
Chemical Engineering (International Study) MEngINR 24.57 L
Mechanical Engineering (Automotive) BEngINR 24.57 L
Aerospace Engineering BEngINR 23.37 L
Civil Engineering BEngINR 23.37 L
Mechanical Engineering BEngINR 23.37 L



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  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
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  • 0% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3
Post study jobs3.5
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4
Value for money3.5
Public transportation3.5
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration3.5
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Tips: Transition to this country, particularly with the cultural change is a little challenging but the friendly and diverse campus community made it a more comfortable experience. Although I received a scholarship. University offers many types of scholarships you can check the website according to your suitable scholarship. University and courses have exceeded my expectations. This university provides excellent education and living in the UK has been culturally enriching and the best experience.
Likes (Indian Food): Near the college, you will find selective restaurants. Some are budget friendly, costing around 35 to 310. Mid-range options, offering diverse cuisines, may range from 315 to 330 per person. Fine-dining can be pricier, exceeding 330 per person. I enjoy both dining out for convenience and cooking at home for a balanced experience.
Dislikes (Safety): At our college, they take student safety seriously. Apart from campus security, they have well-lit pathways, emergency call boxes, and a 24/7 security team. Birmingham is generally safe, but it's wise to stay aware. My experiences in the city have been mostly positive, enjoying the culture and friendly people. While there were minor inconveniences, my overall time at the university and in the city has been enjoyable.
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Tips: I haven't undergone any transition as such. I personally think the way to look at a problem statement, my approach towards working on an assignment, and perspective about living has slightly changed. I tried availing scholarships but did not get any probably because it was a late application. But to my best knowledge, one can expect up to 310,000 scholarship. I am happy with the exposure but the fee is definitely very high.
Likes (Quality of faculty): The faculty in my opinion is really approachable and address the queries/ guide to respective stakeholders. As an international student, one thing that I personally felt difficult is to understand the rubrics of the grading system. It is difficult to understand the expectation of the faculty.
Dislikes (Internships): There is definitely plenty of guidance and advice available regarding graduate opportunities but the preference is usually given to graduate students over post graduate students. Possibly because of the tenure of the study and the visa. Also, I didn't quite find any internships available to PG students because they already had a handful of Ph.D. students.
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University of Birmingham Placements

Top Recruiters

Rolls Royce
Goldman Sachs
Bank of America
Cisco Systems
Merrill Lynch
AC Neilson
British Petroleum
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Deutsche Bank
RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
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Societe Generale
Ogilvy and Mather
American Express
daimler chrysler
Ernst & Young
Astra ZenecaLtd
Morgan Stanley
Ford Motors
Hewlett Packard
British Telecom
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Q:   What is the average salary of MBA graduates of the University of Birmingham?


The University of Birmingham produces some of the finest MBA professionals and graduates ready to join the top industries. Each year top industries in their area come to the University of Birmingham to recruit from the talented pool of fresh MBA graduates of the University of Birmingham. The average salary for the executive MBA is GBP 96,000 per year.


Q:   Who are the top recruiters for the MBA graduates of the University of Birmingham?


The MBA graduates of the University of Birmingham are very skilled in their domain and are always in high demand among companies. Companies from across the country and the world come to the University of Birmingham to recruit its fresh MBA graduates. Here we provide some of the top recruiters of the University of Birmingham.

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Q:   What is the rank of the University of Birmingham in the world?


Birmingham University world ranking is often among the top 100 universities of the world. The University of Birmingham was ranked 27th position on the Guardian for 2023. The Complete University Guide ranked the University at 14th position in its University League Table 2023. QS World University Rankings 2024 have ranked the University at 84 position and Times Higher Education Rankings 2024 has ranked it at 101 position. Shanghai Rankings have continuously ranked the University of Birmingham at 126th spot since 2010. The performance of the University has been more or less constant for the last many years with minor fluctuation in its rankings.


Q:   Is it worth pursuing an MBA from the University of Birmingham?


The University of Birmingham offers a number of business and management courses including MBA through its Business School. The QS World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Birmingham #151-200 for its Global MBA programme in the world. Whereas, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 ranked the University of Birmingham #101-125 for its Business and Economics courses in the world.


Q:   Is University of Birmingham better than University of Southampton?


The University of Southampton and the University of Birmingham are very well known institutions and have their own strengths as well as weaknesses. According to the QS World University Rankings 2023, the University of Southampton ranks #78, whereas the University of Birmingham ranks #91. On the basis of rankings, the University of Southampton has an upper hand.

Mentioned below is the comparison between both the universities on the basis of some other parameters that can help you choose the better university for you:


University of Southampton

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Annual Tuition Fee (MS)

INR 11.38 L - 30.52 L

INR 18.99 L - 28.34 L


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Q:   Is an MBA in Birmingham University worth it?


Yes, international students can study MBA in the UK at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Birmingham Business School is AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS accredited. Birmingham's MBA curriculum ranks 151-200 in the world and among the top MBA Universities in the UK, according to the QS MBA University Ranking 2023.

  • Offer world-class research and teaching

  • Birmingham Business School is ranked among the top business schools in the world.

  • Accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS, and AACSB.

  • Around 44,000 notable alumni from over 106 countries around the world.


Q:   What does it take to get into the University of Birmingham for an MBA as an Indian student?


To get into the University of Birmingham Meridean Overseas for an MBA as an Indian student, you will need to meet the university's admission requirements, which include:

  1. A bachelor's degree: You will need to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or institution. The university usually requires a minimum of a 2:1 or equivalent grade.
  2. Work experience: Most MBA programs require applicants to have several years of work experience, usually at least three to five years. The University of Birmingham typically requires at least two years of work experience.
  3. English language proficiency: You will need to demonstrate your proficiency in English by taking an approved English language test, such as the IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum scores required vary depending on the programme you are applying for.
  4. GMAT or GRE score: The university requires a GMAT or GRE score as part of the application process. You will need to achieve a minimum score, which varies depending on the programme you are applying for.
  5. Personal statement and references: You will need to submit a personal statement outlining your motivation for pursuing an MBA and how the programme fits into your career goals. You will also need to provide references from academic or professional sources.

In addition to meeting these requirements, you will also need to demonstrate that you have the financial resources to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses while studying in the UK. It's important to thoroughly research the admission requirements and application process for the MBA programme you are interested in and plan accordingly.


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The University of Warwick placement rate is 91%, which is higher than the University of Birmingham placement rate of 85.3%. Considering the Warwick Business School average salary, the post MBA average salary stood at INR 74 L and the University of Birmingham MBA placements,  graduates earn the highe


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Both the University of Salford and the University of Birmingham are among the top universities in the UK to study abroad. We have compared them below in term of their ranking and placements:

UniversityQS Ranking in 2024Average MBA Salary
University of Salford801-1000INR 1.00 Cr
University of Birmingham84INR 1.06 Cr

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According to the University of Birmingham placements,  graduates earn the highest salary of INR 1 Cr. The below table provides information about the University of Birmingham average salary based on degree or academic level:

DegreeAverage Salary
Executive MBAINR 80 L
Bachelor (others)INR 67.17 L

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Both the University of Birmingham and the University of Leeds are prestigious universities with distinct strengths. The decision between the two would be based on your unique academic and personal choices, such as the course of study, location, campus facilities, and extracurricular activities. Befo


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The University of Birmingham is a highly recognised institution in the United Kingdom, known for its outstanding research and academic programs. It is a member of the famous Russell Group of research-intensive universities with a strong tradition of academic distinction. The institution is notably w


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