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Birmingham City University is one of the UK’s most dynamic places to study. We are a vibrant, multicultural university with around 22,000 students and offer an innovative and practical approach to teaching and learning.

Our portfolio of excellent courses, investment in state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff and focus on practical skills and professional relevance are making us a first choice for students. According to the influential Times Higher Education (THE) magazine, Birmingham City University saw the biggest increase in student applications in 2008 of any UK university, a 35.6 per cent rise compared with a national average of 8 per cent. And in 2009, we saw a further increase in applications of 36.9 per cent.

We’ve invested heavily in innovative technology to give our students the best possible preparation for their chosen careers. Facilities include a mock law court, a virtual radiography suite, broadcast studios, fashion workshops and a mock operating theatre.

Our research work is attracting international attention too, with research across all six of our faculties being classed as 'world-leading' in the prestigious Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008. As a direct result of this outstanding performance our research funding was more than doubled by the UK Government.

It’s a particularly exciting time to become a student at Birmingham City University. We’re investing £250 million over the next five years to create a new state-of-the-art city centre campus, new student accommodation and a £7 million sports village.

Scholarships News

We have increased our partial scholarships to the following rates:

Scholarship TypeAmount in £ (Sterling)
Undergraduate 2,000
Postgraduate (if you attain a 2nd class Bachelor's degree) 1,000
Postgraduate (if you attain a 1st class Bachelor's degree) 1,500

1. Applicants must be granted an unconditional offer and submitted your £1,500 deposit.

2. It is operated on a first come, first service basis.

3. Scholarships are discounted from programmes' tuition fees.

If you have any question, please email

 There are currently no planned visits by Birmingham City University representatives to your country.


We are happy to consider Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) with the relevant tariff points from a minimum of two subjects PLUS the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) with grades Credit/Distinction/Very good pass.


We are happy to consider the Bachelor Degree (Special or Honours) with B / GPA 3.0 / Second Class Lower.

Please note that some postgraduate courses require a subject specific undergraduate degree to qualify for entry for example, Law, Computing, Social Sciences, Engineering, etc. Please check the website for this information.

Special requirements

Art and Design

All undergraduate Art and Design courses require a good portfolio of artwork. Some postgraduate courses also require a portfolio, others require a proposal of studies while some courses require both a portfolio and a proposal of studies. Please check faculty website for specific requirements.

Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) 

All undergraduate courses in the CEBE faculty require Mathematics at O Level. However for the Engineering suite and BEng Telecommunication and Networks, Mathematics is required at AS Level minimum Grade C or the equivalent.

Business School

All Business School undergraduate Year 1 courses require Mathematics minimum of Grade C at O Level or the equivalent

English language requirements

View our English language requirements

Birmingham City University
  • Mr Makbool Azir, Office Manager
  • South Asia Regional Office
  • 82 1/1, Galle Road,
  • Colombo
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