Study in Birmingham

International student guide to Birmingham

Birmingham provides a big city UK university experience without the expensive living costs of London. Hugely diverse with a student population of over 80,000, Birmingham’s central location offers great connections to the rest of the UK, whilst its own airport is just 10km from the city centre.

The city offers a huge variety of cultural and social activities to enjoy, whilst huge green spaces at Winterbourne Gardens and Sutton Park Nature Reserve allow students to exercise and escape from the bustle of big city life.

How much is rent and where do students live in Birmingham?

If you are staying in private accommodation, the average cost of rent in Birmingham is between £285-£500 per month, depending on how many people you share with and where. Student areas include Selly Oak, Perry Barr and Erdington, all of which have great transport links with the centre of the city and its universities.

Nearest Airports

Birmingham International Airport is just 10km from the centre of the city, with East Midlands Airport 56km away. Both offer international flights all over the world.

Universities in Birmingham

Study in Birmingham

If you are interested in studying at a university in Birmingham, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in London, Manchester, or via Skype, today. Our application experts can help you throughout each stage of the application process to study in the UK.


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