Office of Study Abroad and Outreach

Birmingham City University 

Snapshot

Program Details
Location(s)  Birmingham, United Kingdom
Term   Fall Semester, Spring Semester
Credit   Accountancy, Broadcasting, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Fashion Photography, Finance, Information Systems, LEJA, Management, Marketing, Social Sciences
Classes Held  On-site
Housing   Residence Hall
Passport Required       
Program Eligibility
GPA 2.5
Grad credit Not available
Non-WIU   No
Pre-requiste No previous proficiency required
Student Year Sophomore, Junior, Senior

About the Program

General: Birmingham City University is a large, multi-cultural university with 23,000 students. The Perry Barr campus, where you will take your courses, is located about three miles north of the city center and houses the Business School and the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences.

Semester Program: Students can participate in a semester or academic year exchange BCU where they will have opportunities to take coursework in a variety of disciplines. 

Summer Program: The International Summer School at BCU offers a variety of three-week programs.

Housing and Meals: BCU has housing available in student dormitories. More information about housing and meal options can be found on the university website.

Entry Requirements: Summer students do not need a visa to participate. Students participating in a semester program do not need to apply for a visa before entering the country and can receive their visa upon entry in the airport. Students participating in an academic year program will need a visa before entering the UK. Visa requirements can be found here.

Health Insurance: It is a university policy that all WIU students who study abroad are either covered under WIU student health insurance OR have purchased the Patriot Travel Medical Insurance plan through IMG.

Costs (Comparative Table)

Semester Program
ITEMS WIU Birmingham
Tuition 12 semester hours, plan Q 4,603.44 4,603.44
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   200.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 4,790.00 4,700.00
Student Visa   123.00
Books and Supplies 400.00 200.00
Total 9,793.44 10,071.44*

  * Students will arrange their own airfare. 

SUMMER PROGRAM
ITEMS WIU Birmingham
Tuition 3 semester hours, plan Q 1,144.02 2,365.85
Application Fee   75.00
International Required Insurance   50.00
Passport   170.00
Housing and Meals 1,260.00 300.00
Books and Supplies 100.00 0
Total 2,504.02 2,960.85*

  *Students will arrange their own airfare

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available. 


Semester Dates

Fall: September-January

Spring: January-June

Summer: Mid July-Early August

You can find out more information about BCU by visiting their website.


Academics

Semester students are eligible to take most courses offered at BCU. It is important to note that any courses listed as 30 credits are offered as academic-year courses and cannot be taken if you will be participating in a semester-long program.

Students looking for other courses can look through the BCU website or contact the Office of Study Abroad and Outreach.


Contact US:

Sarah Looman
sj-looman@wiu.edu                        Horrabin Room 8
Tel: 309-298-2504