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New Students

If you’re reading this, you must soon be joining us here at Birmingham City University International College (BCUIC), which is fantastic! We can’t wait to meet you on campus and welcome you to our friendly, diverse student community. To support your arrival, we have collated the essential information that will help prepare you for this exciting journey.

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Preparing to leave home

We want you to feel confident and prepared when starting your journey to Birmingham. Take a look at our advice on booking your travel, checking the UK weather, and what to pack in your suitcase.

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Arriving in Birmingham

If you have never been to the UK, the prospect of arriving for the first time can be daunting, but with our guidance, your arrival into Birmingham should be smooth and stress-free.

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Orientation and Enrolment

Before you can start your classes, you will need to attend Orientation and complete Enrolment. Both processes are designed to help you settle in as a fully embedded student at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Living costs

As well as an exciting adventure, studying in the UK is a significant financial commitment. On top of your tuition fees, you will need the funds to financially support yourself whilst you study. Check out our tips for planning your budget, including example costs to expect.

Living costs
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