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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Areas of Study:||AACSB, AACSB - Business, Accounting, Advertising, American Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communications, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film, Finance, French, German, Greek, History, International Business, International Studies, Italian, Journalism, Latin, Literature, Management, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish, Theater/Drama||Class Status:||2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior|
|Program Type:||bilateral exchange, study abroad||Language of Instruction:||English|
The campus of Birmingham is situated just a few miles from the city center, or downtown area. The city of Birmingham is England’s second largest city (behind London) with over one million residents. Birmingham has a young population with 40% of the population being under the age of 30 and a student population of 70,000. Birmingham is the epitome of successful city development with all kinds of shopping, art galleries, entertainment venues and live music scene.
Birmingham has its own international airport and extensive rail presence (with a train station on campus) making it a great option for students who wish to travel easily throughout the UK and Europe. Located just two hours from London, Birmingham affords students the opportunity to study in a large United Kingdom city at a fraction of the cost of London.
The University of Birmingham was established by Queen Victoria in 1900, and was the UK’s first civic university meaning students from all religions and backgrounds were accepted on an equal basis. Birmingham is a large university that plays host to over 28,000 students. In 2009, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Birmingham at 66 of the world’s best 200 universities and 10th in the United Kingdom.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at Birmingham is available at Birmingham's International Student Catalog Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
Students live on campus at one of Birmingham's numerous residence halls. Many of these halls come with single rooms with bathroom factilities attached to the room. You may also choose between catered (meal plans) and self catered (no meal plan) housing plans. More information regarding housing can be found at Birmingham's accommodations page.
For the Birmingham exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
When searching the course catalog, please note that, in the UK, classes are called "modules".
The Guild of Students is unique to Birmingham in that all international students can participate in any club, intramural, or campus organization while they are abroad.
Call 662-915-1508 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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