Progress to
the University
of Birmingham

with an International Foundation Year

Your journey starts with an NCUK Foundation Year


A centre for innovation surrounded by a secure and friendly campus, the University of Birmingham is a well-respected university in the United Kingdom. The University is already home to over 6,800 international students and is known for producing graduates with excellent career prospects. With our Foundation Year programme, we'll help you get there.

With the diverse city of Birmingham just a 10-minute bus journey from campus, this university provides students with the best of both worlds, allowing them to enjoy a busy city centre and a peaceful university setting.

Our NCUK Foundation Year guarantees you a place at one of our 16 partner universities - including the University of Birmingham.

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Pathway Courses

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Engineering Foundation Year

Perfect for students who would like to study any of a range of engineering programmes after the Foundation Year.

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Business Foundation Year

The right choice for students interested in taking a business-related course after the Foundation Year.

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Humanities Foundation Year

Students who would like to progress to a degree such as Law, Journalism, Literature or Politics after the Foundation Year.

Study at the University of Birmingham

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Russell Group member

The University of Birmingham is a member of the prestigious Russell Group association.

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Career opportunites

The university ranks 4th in the UK in terms of graduate prospects.

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Student support

Students can rely on the University's dedicated student support team to help them resolve any issues or queries.

Student Case Study


“I studied with NCUK as it provided a high quality, convenient and ultimately a worthwhile qualification which equipped me with the skills I needed to work on my degree.”


Ugonma Lewechi Nkata, University of Birmingham, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Want to study at the University of Birmingham?

Find out more about your Pathway options.

Your future at the University of Birmingham

Your journey towards studying at the University of Birmingham starts with an International Foundation Year. Gain the skills you need to progress and be guaranteed a place at prestigious universities across the UK. Watch the video to find out what it's like to study at the University of Birmingham.

The University of Birmingham popular courses

  • Economics
  • Pharmacy
  • Business Management
  • Law
  • Biomedical Sciences

For a full list of progression courses please visit the NCUK website.