Virtual Pre-Departure Live Chat: Sub Saharan Africa

Welcome to our virtual pre-departure briefing event. Our team will be online on the 17th of July from 6pm until 8pm (BST/GMT+1) to answer any questions you may have about the University of Birmingham.

Your questions will be posted on this feed once it has been answered, which might take a little time if we receive a lot of questions. Please don’t worry if you don’t see your question and its answer immediately – you only need to submit each question once and keep an eye on the feed for when the answer is posted.

During this Pre-Departure Briefing you can get specific information about travelling to the UK from your country. Each country also has its own dedicated page on our website. There is also some information available on practical matters (such as what to pack and starting your university life in Birmingham).

Speaker profiles

  • Carl Adaway

    Regional Manager (Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Americas)

  • Andy Hammond

    International Officer (Sub-Saharan Africa & Latin America)

  • Rebecca Rice

    College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Nina Morris

    College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Virtual Pre-Departure Live Chat: Sub Saharan Africa live event.
Andy, International Office asked:

Thank you for attending the webchat today and for all your great questions. The session is now closed. If you’ve got any further questions please email us: international@bham.ac.uk

Andy, International Office replied:
Andy, International Office asked:

Thank you for your questions. We have about ten more minutes for any final questions!

Andy, International Office replied:
Nadine asked:

Hi, I was wondering when is best to begin the process for FAFSA loans, and when to expect support from the university on this matter, or how to begin the process (the legally required counseling for example). Thank you!

Andy, International Office replied:

Hi Nadine,

Thank you for your question. The University will only process applications for Federal or Private Loans from July 17, 2017 prior to the start of the academic year. There are seven steps to follow which you can find here and which include advice on entrance counseling.

I hope that this helps. Good luck!

James asked:

Can I pay in instalments?

Andy, International Office replied:

Hello James,

Yes it is possible to pay your tuition fees in instalments which helps to spread some of the costs. If you visit here you will find all the information about this option.

James asked:

Thanks for running this session. Can the university help with private dwellings please?

Andy, International Office replied:

Hello James,

Yes, our Living team is able to assist you. This is the link

Good luck in your accommodation search!