Birmingham City University International College

Rouzana Attia

What's your story?


Mayar EI-Sayed,
from Kuwait

BA (Hons) Architecture


Nnanyere Ezenwa Anamekwe,
from Nigeria

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance


Ingah Ivanna Nleya,
from Zimbabwe

BA (Hons) Fashion Design


Kalyagrit Thouchagrit,
from Thailand

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects


Claudio Conceicao,
from Angola

BSc (Hons) Computer Science


Muhammad Nazreen Idris,
from Malaysia

BA (Hons) Business Management


Nerys Jody Agnes,
from Togo

MBA International


Priyal Raje,
from India

BA (Hons) Fashion Design


Shoaib Sohail,
from Saudi Arabia

MBA International


Weeam Abunowara,
from USA

BA (Hons) Business Management

Fikayo Obadofin,
from Nigeria

LLB (Hons) Law

Bohdan Bazyliuk,
from Ukraine

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Thomas Ma,
from Hong Kong

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Ziyou Fan,
from China

BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies

Jade Zhao,
from China

BA (Hons) Jewellery and Objects

Yonglin Stone,
from China

MSc Management and International Business

Numan Asif,
from Pakistan

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Yuan Qing,
from China

MSc Management and International Business

Sasqia Pristia,
from Indonesia

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Tinashe Mujawo,
from Zimbabwe

BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance

Dawn Lin,
from China

BA (Hons) Business (Marketing)

Samia Shah,
from India

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Quina Reivaldi Limantara,
from Indonesia

MA Visual Communication


Rouzana Attia,
from Eygypt

BA (Hons) Human Resource Management


Syed Irtaza Jafri,
from Pakistan

BA (Hons) Business Management

Why Birmingham is ideal for international students

1. It’s multicultural

Birmingham is a multicultural city, meaning that people from all over the world are studying or working here! You get to meet people from different cultures and even learn about them. What’s even more interesting is that you can find various cuisines, such as British food, Indian restaurants, Caribbean, Turkish, American, Italian and so much more!

2. It’s inclusive

Everyone here is treated equally, despite your nationality, religion and beliefs. So, wherever you come from, you shouldn’t worry about discrimination or racism. You will be loved and respected for who you are!

3. Amazing education

Accredited courses are offered with tons of support systems! This includes student advisors, student services and of course, your professional lecturers. Speaking of accredited courses, these help students acquire skills needed for their future careers, increases their employability skills and 93% chance of finding a job within six months after graduating. Basically, Birmingham is amazing education-wise with a great reputation. It’s a place where your future dreams can come true!

4. The Students’ Union

The International Students’ Union is here for you! Need friends? Join the social activities provided by the SU and meet others with similar interests. Don’t fret, you won’t feel left out or lonely.

5. Something for everyone

Whether you come from a country with loads of historical monuments, or a luxurious city with lots of malls, you will still find all of that in Birmingham and even more! Just because you moved to another city, it doesn’t mean you have to leave EVERYTHING behind.

Like the sound of Birmingham? Click here to apply to study at BCUIC.


By Rouzana Attia, from Egypt

Things I never knew about life until I lived in Birmingham

1. Living away from home means growing up

Living alone is not a piece of cake, as all of the responsibilities are on your shoulders. This includes cooking, doing the laundry, washing dishes, throwing out the trash, getting groceries, and so on.

2. Money is precious

We spend a lot almost every day! Now that you’re responsible for your spending (with the support of your parents, of course), you realise that almost every single day we spend money, so we have to always keep an eye on our budget.

3. The importance of punctuality

This includes being on time for lectures and completing assignments on time, as the weight of a project can drop your grade massively!

4. It can be challenging

University is not like the movies – it is not all about making friends, dating and having fun! Don’t get me wrong, I love Birmingham City University; but it also equals hard work and lots of assessments.

5. Home will always be home

Ever thought that you will never miss school and/or home? Well, that’s not true. We don’t really appreciate what we have until we move away. On the bright side, you get to meet your new family in Birmingham – your classmates and your flatmates!

Why not find out for yourself? Click here to apply to study at BCUIC in Birmingham.


By Rouzana Attia, from Egypt