Future Student Updates (COVID-19)

Birmingham City University International College

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Future Students

Update Friday 20 May 2021

BCUIC is fully prepared to deliver courses online for the semester (in line with Government guidance). Lecturers and support staff have a wealth of experience in being able to support students in this virtual learning environment with student courses and assessments have already been adapted for the online environment.

All students will be able to use the BCU resources below from 17th May 2021:

  • Access campus to use all facilities;
  • Visit the library;
  • Use study spaces and open IT access areas across campus;
  • Visit the Students’ Union and the Eagle & Ball pub.

New students in the UK, or in transit, are strongly encouraged to contact BCUIC as soon as possible for support and guidance on Covid-19 precautions and how to stay safe.

Latest Government information can be found below and should be revisited regularly:

Coronavirus Latest Guidance (England): www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Travel Latest Guidance (England): www.gov.uk/uk-border-control


Contact BCUIC:

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 331 7377

Email: info@bcuic.bcu.ac.uk


Q: I want to study/have an offer for September 2021, what's next?

A: It is currently our expectation that international students will be able to study at the University either through a blended approach of face to face and online teaching, or fully online, however, we are closely monitoring events in the UK and globally If you would like to study with us, we would welcome your application.


Q: Will there be any delays to UKVI processing?

A: Many UKVI Visa Application Centres are currently open, however a processing delay should be anticipated.


Q: Should I still book my accommodation?

A: You can provisionally book your accommodation through our team accommodation@bcuic.bcu.ac.uk; however, final accommodation bookings cannot be made until you have your University ID number.


Q: Will I be able to get my UK visa?

A: As soon as you get your CAS you should apply for your visa without delay