Top Reasons to Attend University in Birmingham

  • Population 1,073,000
  • Student population c.65,000

Birmingham is the UK's second largest student city, with five universities (Aston, Birmingham, Birmingham City, Newman and University College Birmingham), home to over 65,000 higher education students. Massive investment and bold cultural initiatives have transformed the cityscape and underpinned Birmingham's transformation as a major European city with more canals than Venice. A student Lonely Planet Guide to Birmingham is available from all five higher education institutes in the city at open days, etc, as well as by contacting

Universities in Birmingham

Getting around

Attractions for students


Culture and nightlife


Proximity to the city centre

Crime in university cities

Student Cost of Living

  Average Weekly Expenditure/£
Rent 79.43
Groceries 21.45
Utilites 9.13
Books and Course Materials 6.19
Gym or Sports Membership 3.53
Photocopying/Library Expenditure 1.13

Based on data supplied from the Natwest Student Living Index 2015.

For further information

  • +44 (0) 844 888 3883
  • Birmingham Tourism Centre and Ticket Shop
    The Rotunda
    150 New Street
    B2 4PA

Content was accurate at the time of compilation. Population figures are compiled from the 2011 censuses for England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

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