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South and City College Birmingham is one of the biggest and most successful government funded colleges in the UK, ideally located in its second biggest city, Birmingham.

Over 20,000 students a year choose to study with us, including international students from all around the world. We are a Tier 4 Sponsor so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.

Full Privileges
We have access to the full privileges of Tier 4 is one whose Tier 4 students may be granted conditions of leave which may, depending on the level and length of course being undertaken, include:

  • Permission to work for a certain number of hours per week.
  • The ability to be granted further Tier 4 leave from within the UK.
  • The ability to bring dependants to the UK.

The conditions of leave you will gain will be based on the level and length of the course being studied, to remain consistent with how these conditions are offered at present. For example, students will be entitled to work for 20 hours per week only if they are studying at degree level or above.

We welcome applications from international students looking to achieve a vocational qualification or develop their English Language skills. You will find the college to be a fun and friendly place to learn and Birmingham an exciting place to live.

The dedicated International Team are here to help answer any questions you may have about the courses on offer or the application process, including applying for your visa. From the menu on the left you will find lots of information to help you.

Mike Hopkins our principal has written a welcome letter for you, to download it click here pdf

We look forward to hearing from you once you have taken a look at the courses on offer. 

Birmingham is such a relaxed place to study, the college staff are really helpful and welcoming here...

International Student