Pre-Departure Briefing for EU students

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to provide information to students travelling to the UK. You can get country specific information from your country page on our website. You can find our more on what to do before you arrive including practical matters (such as what to pack and when you arrive in Birmingham).

Chloe (Postgraduate Recruitment Officer – EU) and Anja (Postgraduate Recruitment Advisor – EU) will be online between 14:00-16:00 to answer any questions you may have about arriving in Birmingham during the Live Q&A.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus. We understand that living and studying in another country will be a very exciting experience, but we also know that you may find elements of it challenging at times. Your first few weeks will be busy, but make sure you are aware of the services and opportunities we offer to help you get the best out of university life. Please take a look through the Welcome website to make sure you haven’t missed any essentials.

There is plenty of information on the campus, facilities and how to get around.

We have a number of EU students and alumni amongst our Postgraduate Mentors. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study at Birmingham or make the transition to living and studying in the UK.

Related Content

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Speaker profiles

  • Chloe Pattison

    Chloe is our EU postgraduate recruitment officer. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:00)

  • Anja Benedikt

    Anja is a postgraduate recruitment advisor for the EU. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Pre-Departure Briefing for EU students live event.
Natali asked:

Thank you very very much for your advice and time! I’m definitely less worried something will n go wrong. Best wishes!

Anja replied:

Thank you, Natali 🙂

I am sure that everything will get sorted. It always is a bit of an administrative hassle, but that will pass. If there is any doubt, you can always send an email!

Best wishes

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Natali asked:

Thank you very much for your help. I have another question to the term times. In the break from 8th December to 8th January. Are there some exams or practical courses which make it mandatory to stay in Birmingham?

Chloe replied:

If you have any exams (not all courses will), they will take place later in January after the 8th so you can go home during the Christmas holiday.  If you would like to find out whether there will be any for your course, I would advise you to check this point with your Department.

Natali asked:

I have an other questions to the one-off payment. Do I have to indicate somewhere that before the transaction that I’ll do an one-off payment?

Anja replied:

Hi Natali,

thanks for your question. As far as I am aware, you select in the online registration that you are ‘self-funded’. This should be an option under ‘funding’. Then you would simply realise the transaction before the deadline 6 October:

When you follow the link to make the single payment, it provides you with the different options:

Once you select one of them, it will lead to a ‘make payment’ button, where you can then realise the payment. There is another option for a direct bank transfer that is not through the website and Western Union. Depending on your bank charging fees, if you prefer this non-Western Union bank transfer, just send me an email, and I will provide you with the University bank account.

I hope this makes sense.

We have got postgraduate mentors from a number of EU countries who are happy to answer any questions you might have