Scholarships for international students

International scholarship winners 2010/11At Birmingham we ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective students from considering university and that academic excellence is rewarded. 

There are several potential sources of funding for international students.

International scholarships

To award outstanding achievement and to attract students of the highest calibre from around the world, the University of Birmingham is pleased to offer a number of international scholarships. Please click on the links below for further information and application guidelines.  

Scholarships for multiple countries

Scholarship scheme Eligibility  Deadline 
International Postgraduate Scholarships      All countries,
Masters only 
Closed
Islamic Development Bank Scholarships  56 countries,
PhD only 
Opens 31 December 2013

Chevening Scholarship

160 countries,
Masters only
Closed
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only Closed
Roberto Rocca 2014 Fellowships

Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry
PhD only

Closed

Africa and the Middle East 

Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Said Foundation Scholarship Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine Opens 5 January 2014
HESPAL Junior academic staff in Palestinian universities Closed
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Congo Brazzaville, Cote D'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Maurania, Uganda

Masters only

Closed

The Americas

Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline
Birmingham Marshall 

USA,
Postgraduate

Closed. 

2015 applications open in Spring 2014

USA Postgraduate
Scholarship
USA,
Masters only
Closed
Santander and University of Birmingham Scholarship Latin America and USA, 
Masters only
Closed
Brazil PhD Scholarship Brazil
PhD only
2 April 2014
Science without Borders Brazil
UG and PhD
UG open; 
PhD open 
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Suriname, Uruguay

Masters only

Closed

Asia 

Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Hong Kong Scholarships  Hong Kong,
Masters only

25 April 2014

Charles Wallace India Trust 

India,
Various

Various
Li Siguang Scholarships China PhD

CSC applications open 20 March to 5 April 2014

Students recommended by UoB have been notified

Europe

Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline 
Ukraine Victor
Pinchuk Foundation
Ukraine,
Masters only
Closes mid-May

How to apply

Please click on the individual scholarships for specific details about the application process.

Who to contact

For further information on any of the above listed scholarships, please contact the Student Funding Office:

Telephone:  +44 (0) 121 414 7391
Log an online enquiry: www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk

Other sources of funding

Your School or College may also offer specific subject-based scholarships. Please contact them for details about how to apply or be nominated.  

The University of Birmingham also has various alternative bursaries, grants and scholarships, some of which may be open to international students.