Birmingham City University - Foundation


Birmingham City University comprises three main campuses, with additional sites located throughout the city – including one of the largest jewellery schools in the world. The University is continuously improving – reflecting Birmingham’s urban transformation – with a £260 million investment in new facilities. It is ranked #7 for Land and Property Management (The Times, 2018), #11 for Building and town and country planning (The Guardian, 2018), #20 for Architecture (The Guardian, 2018) and #24 for Art (The Guardian, 2018).

Students can qualify for an undergraduate degree via pathways taught at the International College.



Available for international students

Post-study work visa

Available for international students


Sasqia from Indonesia
Sasqia from Indonesia
Foundation in Art and Design progressing to BA (Hons) Graphic Communication
I was really impressed when I was researching my options and came across the University’s School of Visual Communication – the facilities looked great. I had fun times at BCUIC. The tutors were very helpful, and I enjoyed getting creative and receiving essential preparation for University. I had no art knowledge at all before coming to BCUIC and I learnt so much – such a broad spectrum of skills and techniques. The tutors at the University are also really helpful. My degree is with the School of Visual Communication but I can use facilities from the other schools – such as sewing machines from the School of Fashion and Textiles, and laser cutters from the School of Design. It’s been an eye-opening experience!
Kalyagrit from Thailand
Kalyagrit from Thailand
Foundation in Art and Design progressing to BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Related Products
I’m a jewellery collector, and I chose to study at BCUIC because it offered a pathway onto the only undergraduate course that appealed to me. Birmingham isn’t as crowded as London, and it has lots of museums and art galleries to give me inspiration – including its very own Jewellery Quarter! The teachers at BCUIC were very helpful and have lots of advice. I’ve found it easy to make friends here. After I graduate I plan to return to Thailand and start my own jewellery brand.


Art, Design & Media

Foundation in Art and Design

Business & Management

Foundation in Accounting, Economics and Finance

Computer Science & IT

Foundation in Computing, Networking and Games Technology

Engineering & Technology

Foundation in Engineering

Environment & Agriculture

Foundation in Built Environment

Pharmacy, Health and Life Sciences

Foundation in Health and Life Sciences


Foundation in Architecture

Tuition & Cost

The costs listed below are an estimate based on what most students pay. The final price for tuition, housing and other expenses will vary based on program, English level, housing selection and other factors. For more exact pricing, please contact our advisors.
£ 24,293 Average cost per year
£ 12,291Tuition
£ 5,761Housing
£ 6,241Other

Required Documents

Below are the minimum documents required for our admissions team to conduct a review of your application to this institution. Additional documents may be required for specific programs or for the institution to issue you an unconditional letter of admission. Please contact an advisor for more information.

Passport Copy

English Test Result

School Transcript

Submission Deadlines

September 2022
Application Deadline:August 01, 2022
Program Start:September 05, 2022