Birmingham City University International College

Parents' Guide

Selecting the location of your son or daughter’s overseas education is an important decision. There are hundreds of destinations and universities to choose from, as well as considerations to make about safety and value for money.

To help you with this important decision process, we have highlighted some essential considerations when choosing the right university. You can find out more by clicking on each point below.

Why the UK?

Quality of Education
Fast-track to a degree
Access to healthcare
Home of the English language

Why Birmingham?

Local police protection
Lower cost of living
Perfect city size
Central location
International airport
Religious buildings and communities
Quality of food

Why BCUIC and Birmingham City University?

Student Services
The SiJ Programme
Career outcomes
Qualified tutors
Recognized standards


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If you have a question about your son or daughter’s application, please get in touch:



* International and EU students in higher education in the UK FAQs, February 2018

† Creating confidence – International student safety survey 2016

†† UNiDAYS 2017

‡, May 2019

§ Office for National Statistics

** DLHE Survey 2016-17