International Postgraduate Scholarships

    For over a century the University of Birmingham has been recognised as one of the worlds leading universities for the quality of our teaching and research. We attract students of the highest calibre from around the world and have been welcoming international students to the University for over 100 years.

    To award outstanding achievement, we are pleased to offer a number of international postgraduate scholarships.


    Applicants must have an excellent academic background; due to the level of competition for these scholarships, only applicants with a first class Bachelors degree (or equivalent) will be considered.

    Applicants must also demonstrate excellence in an area of their life; this might be outstanding academic achievement, exceptional achievement in extra curricular activities (such as sport, music, managing events or societies) or significant achievement gained either in their working life or through volunteering and service to others.
    Applicants must also outline the contribution they will make to the University of Birmingham as a student and what they expect to gain from studying here.

    In order to apply candidates must:

    • have been offered a place to study on an eligible one year Masters programme at the University of Birmingham;
    • be overseas for fee purposes;
    • be attending full-time and on-campus (not distance learning);
    • have a valid student ID number;
    • not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source;
    • have made adequate financial provision to study in the UK (including any associated visa/travel expenses);
    • be able to pay any outstanding tuition fees not covered by the scholarship.


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    The University of Birmingham is offering International Postgraduate Scholarships worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one year masters course. These awards are for tuition fees only and cannot be used for maintenance/living costs.

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