Why choose us?

Every year, we welcome more than 20,000 students from more than 100 countries to South & City College Birmingham – and we are dedicated to giving each one the best experience possible.

We are one of the biggest and most successful government-funded colleges in the UK, with more than 100 courses available for a range of study levels. So, whether you’re interested in studying for a vocational qualification or improving your English, our friendly tutors and teams are here to help you succeed.

Applying for a course at South & City College Birmingham is simple and straightforward. For help and advice, including student visas and sponsorship, please contact us: 0121 644 2114 or international@sccb.ac.uk

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Why South & City College Birmingham?

As an international student, Birmingham is a great place to be. It’s a culturally diverse city which is rich with history, has great transport links, and attracts students from around the world. From great dining and shopping to museums and cultural institutions, immerse yourself in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.

  • We are the biggest further education college in Birmingham and one of the biggest in the country
  • We have students from more than 100 countries
  • We are on the official register of student sponsors
  • You can apply from your country for your next visa (subject to certain conditions)
  • You can choose from over 100 courses on offer
  • We have seven campuses across the city with amazing facilities, such as state-of-the-art gyms, restaurants and salons

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Hear from an International Student


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. You will find lots of information to help you on this website.

‘We are all here to help you, from your application right through to the next step after you finish your course. Don’t be afraid to ask for support.’ Mike Hopkins, Principal.

If you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at either +44 (0)121 644 2114 or international@sccb.ac.uk

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