Birmingham, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, The United Kingdom
The University of Birmingham is a prestigious research university known for its exceptional music and theater programs. The University has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and its range of research is one of the widest in the UK. The city of Birmingham has one of the youngest and most ethnically and culturally diverse populations in the UK. It offers a thriving independent art scene, including arts and film festivals. Its central location in the UK is ideally at the center of the country’s transport network, making it easy to travel and explore Europe and surrounding areas.
Before each semester the Study Abroad and Exchanges Office run an orientation program specifically for students on study abroad programs. In the fall there is also a full program of events known as “Welcome Week” aimed at introducing all new students to life at Birmingham. Further details about Welcome Week can be found on the Information for new students page.
All students are required to participate in orientation. To learn more, go the University of Birmingham Incoming Student Page below. Then scroll down and click the “orientation” tab.
Finances and Budgeting
Please refer to the BUDGET SHEET. Typically fall and spring terms are estimated to cost the same. A full year is estimated to be double the cost of spring.
Housing and Meals
Loyola students attending University of Birmingham reside in university housing. Loyola students are guaranteed accommodation. Some accommodation packages include a meal plan. To learn more, go the University of Birmingham Incoming Student Page below. Then scroll down and click the “accommodation” tab.
Otherwise students self-catered, there are two small grocery stores on campus. You can learn more about meal options here http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/community/university-campus/retail/index.aspx
Loyola U.S. citizens must obtain a student will have to apply for a visa to study in the UK. Please visit the following sites to learn about the requirements.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs site gives clear and helpful explanations for the Visa application process:
ISEP Country Handbook, Visa Guidelines:
University of Birmingham Incoming Student Page
ISEP Country Handbook for UK
US State Department Travel Information for the UK:
General Study Abroad guidelines by the US State Department:
University of Birmingham's YouTube page:
Last updated 7/7/2017