information for international students

Hello and Welcome!

We’re really excited to welcome you to the University of Birmingham and to our lovely city! 

You should be very proud of yourself for achieving the qualifications required to study here and being brave enough to leave friends and family to live in a different country.

If you have arrived before the start of term in September we have a whole support page dedicated to international pre-sessional students, please click here.

Useful Information

Travelling to another country for your studies can be a daunting moment. You will find useful information below for when you arrive in the UK.

Useful Contacts


UK Council for International Student Affairs provides free advice and information to overseas students.


The International Student Team (IST) provides support and advice for prospective and current international students at the University.

UK Border Agency (UKBA)

For all Visa enquiries

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

Contact Us

Comm. Wardens - 0121 415 8968

Guild Advice - 0121 415 8965

Guild Lettings - 0121 415 8376

Student Mentors - 0121 415 8967

Global Buddies - 0121 415 8984






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