Foundation Academic Merit Scholarships

Academic Merit Scholarships available for International Foundation Pathways 

*Information here relates to scholarships for students starting in 2016. Scholarships for 2017 are to be announced shortly.

At the University of Birmingham we are dedicated to building a more diverse and international community of students. To help us welcome a greater number of students from all around the world we are pleased to introduce 10 new generous Academic Merit Scholarships for 2016. These are all exclusively available to prospective Foundation Pathways students.

The Academic Merit Scholarship award is for £3,000 towards tuition fees for the one year full-time Foundation programme at the University, starting in September 2016. 

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for an Academic Merit Scholarship, you must meet the conditions below:

  • Candidates should have accepted their Foundation offer from the university and have submitted a scholarship application by 30 June 2016 
  • Candidates should not be in receipt of any other internal or external scholarship, funding or sponsorship.
  • Meet the academic conditions of your offer to the programme.
  • Start your studies at the University in September 2016
  • Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee payment, and should be able to fund the remaining costs of your studies at Birmingham from other sources.

Selection for the award will be based on the above criteria and the answers to questions provided in your application.

How can I apply?

We consider applicants based on the information provided in an online application form. 

The online application form includes general questions about your academic background and includes short, essay-style questions (250 word limit) about academic and extra-curricular achievement.  

Students who firmly accept their offer will be eligible, shortlisted on the basis of academic merit and selected based on their answers to the essay-style questions.

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When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is 30 June 2016. You must have accepted your conditional or unconditional offer by this date.

When will the scholarship be awarded?

The full scholarship will be awarded upon enrolment in September 2016. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified of their award before 31 July 2016.

Excellence Scholarships

If you continue onto your undergraduate studies with the University of Birmingham, you will be considered for an Excellence Scholarship at the end of your foundation year. These scholarships will be awarded on the basis of your final results at the end of your course. 

For further information and to apply for a place on a Foundation Pathway, please visit: