Information and Advice Session for EU students

Welcome to this information and advice session for EU students. Chloe, Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager (EU) will be online from 14:00-16:00 to answer your questions in the Live Q&A.

We have a number of EU student ambassadors and alumni who you can contact through our ask us pages. You are very welcome to ask them any questions you might have about what it’s like to study at Birmingham or make the transition to living and studying in the UK.

You can get more country specific information such as entry requirements and contacts for our in country representatives from your country page on our website.

We understand that planning how to finance your postgraduate study is a top priority.  You can search any available scholarships via our Postgraduate Funding Database and find out more about the Masters loan available to EU students or the Doctoral loan available to EU students on our fees and funding pages as well.

We know that finding the right place to live during your time studying at Birmingham is extremely important. Our accommodation will allow you to enjoy your time with us in safe, welcoming and sociable surroundings.




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    Chloe is our Postgraduate Student Recruitment Manager (EU). (Live Q&A 14:00-16:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Information and Advice Session for EU students live event.
Viviana asked:

Hi, I would like to know if is possible to pay in instalments the fee. Thank you.

Chloe replied:

Hi Viviana.  Yes, you can pay your tuition fees in instalments to spread the cost across the year.  You can either pay in 3 or up to 8 instalments.  Further details can be found on our fees and funding pages online.

Laura asked:

Hi! I have a few questions about starting a PhD in Translation studies. Can you help me, please?

Chloe replied:

Hi Laura, the PhD in Translation Studies is available on campus or by distance learning).

You can view the different areas of supervision on the course page on our website, together with contact details for academic staff. Research degrees are best planned by individual discussion, so if you have a particular subject area in mind, please contact a staff member working in your area of interest in the first instance.

Please also refer to our six step process on applying for PhD, MA by Research and MRes opportunities for Arts subject areas, which includes detailed advice on research proposals and how to write them.

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 Saturday 23 November 2019. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Johanna asked:

Hello again! Thank you for answering my prveious questions. I am an Erasmus student going on exchange for 1 semester. I have been accepted by the Art History, Film and Visual Studies department. In order to sign the Learning Agreement from the Erasmus grant application, I am required to give the information of my contact person at University of Birmingham.How or when will I know who my contact person from the department is? The same goes for the (preliminary) module selection I must fill in the Learning Agreement — the offer letter I received mentioned that the department would contact me — do you have any indication of within what timeframe I will be contacted? Thank you!

Chloe replied:

Hi Johanna.  As I work in the Postgraduate Recruitment Team, I’m not aware of these arrangments for incoming Erasmus Students.  I would advise you to get in to contact with our Study Abroad Team who manage our incoming and outgoing Erasmus and Study Abroad students.  Thank you

Johanna asked:

Hello! What do you think is a realistic budget for private accommodation in Birmingham?

Chloe replied:

Hi Johanna.  There is a wide range of private accommodation available in Birmingham, as it is the second largest city after London.  However, as a guide a room in a shared private house might cost between £350 – £450 per month.  Be careful to check whether the price includes utility bills and internet or whether these costs will be charged in addition.