School of Computer Science

Information for International Students

In coming to study Computer Science at undergraduate or postgraduate level at the University of Birmingham you are joining a truly vibrant, lively global community, with staff and students from over thirty countries around the world.

As a Russell Group University, and an active member of Universitas 21, our reputation is underpinned by international research of the highest standard, partnered by outstanding learning and teaching delivery.

You can be sure that you will benefit tremendously from the experience of studying in Birmingham. Not only will you secure a well respected computer science degree, which is recognised around the world, but you will also benefit from the friendly multicultural community that exists on our beautiful campus.

By choosing to study at the University of Birmingham you will be joining some 4000 other international students who have decided that Birmingham is the right University for them.

For more information on what it is like to live, learn and work here please see below:

1. Information for prospective students

2. Information for offer holders

Information for parents and guardians of undergraduate students

If your son or daughter is coming to the University as an undergraduate student, you can find out helpful information here.

International Visits

Each year, members of staff from the Department and the University undertake a number of international visits, giving you the opportunity to meet us face-to-face and ask any questions you may have about the School, the courses we offer, entry requirements, application process and anything else of interest.

See the schedule of planned trips for the coming year.


We have a range of Undergraduate Scholarships, MSc Postgraduate Scholarships and Research Scholarships available for international students studying with us.

International Student Calculator

The International Student Calculator is a useful tool to help you work out how to manage your money and build a budget for living and studying in the UK.

Talk to us

We know that coming to a new country to study can be a bit daunting, but we are a really friendly Department, and want to help you settle in as much as we can! We have a great team of UG & PG CS ambassadors who will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Don't worry if you can't access Facebook yet - just email our Admissions and Marketing Coordinator, Helen Whitby and she'll arrange alternative communication methods.

UG Applicant FB Group
PG Applicant FB Group

If you have additional questions that you'd like to ask directly, please contact us and we will do all that we can to help.

Computer Science Admissions

Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8742

Postgraduate Taught:
Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8742

Postraduate Research
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2653