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Foundation pathways tuition fees and dates

Course fees

Tuition fees for 2023-24 University of Birmingham foundation pathways are as follows:

  • Arts, Social Sciences, Business and Law: £21,740
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences: £23,460
  • Medical, Life and Geo Sciences: £23,460
  • Medicine and Physiotherapy: £23,460
  • Social Sciences, Business and Law: £21,740

For more information on Pre-Sessional English courses, please visit the University’s Pre-Sessional English page.

Examination fees, including exam resits, are included in tuition fees. However, if you are required to resit a module, an additional cost will be incurred.

Degree tuition fees

University tuition fees for degrees can vary based on what you choose to study. To get an idea of what you can expect, take a look at our degree finder.

Other costs

As well as your tuition fees, you will need to consider the various other costs associated with studying abroad. For example, you’ll need to think about your accommodation, as well as ongoing living costs for while you study.

Learn more about the cost of living while studying a foundation pathway.

Course dates

We offer two main intakes for University of Birmingham foundation pathways: September and January.

Both entry points lead to a degree the following September. Other start dates are available if you need to take a Pre-Sessional English course first.

The summary sheets below give a full list of exact course start and end dates, and other useful course information.

Note: recruitment for the January 2023 foundation pathways intake is now closed, but applications are open for September 2023 and January 2024!


We offer partial tuition scholarships for foundation pathways courses at the University of Birmingham – awarded to selected students who achieve highly in their secondary education.

Deposits and refunds

You can find more information about the deposits and refunds policy at the University of Birmingham here.