Scholarships for international students

 Scholarship winners 2012/13

At 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 
Islamic Development Bank Scholarships  56 countries,
PhD only 
Closes 31 March

Chevening Scholarship 

Chevening/Birmingham Partnership Award

160 countries,
Masters only

Closes 3 November 2015

Commonwealth Scholarships


Commonwealth Shared Scholarship



Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only.  Masters and PhD

Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only.  Masters only.

19 November 2015



Roberto Rocca 2016 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


Northern Consortium UK

Candidates from all countries can apply for one of three £5,000 scholarships.

Opens September 2015

Africa and the Middle East 

Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Said Foundation Scholarship Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine Closes 30 November 2015
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


The Americas

Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline
Birmingham Marshall 



USA Postgraduate
Masters only
Santander and University of Birmingham Scholarship Latin America and USA. 
Masters only
Brazil PhD Scholarship Brazil
PhD only
Science without Borders Brazil
UG and PhD
UG open; 
PhD open 
Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme

Suriname, Uruguay

Masters only


The Fulbright Postgraduate Award

USA. Postgraduate

Closes 13 October 2015


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

Opens 1 November 

Closes 31 March

Charles Wallace India Trust 


Li Siguang Scholarships China PhD

Opens 20 March


Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 

Hong Kong, 

Undergarduate and Masters


University of Birmingham Hong Kong Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Hong Kong, Undergraduate



Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline 
Ukraine Victor
Pinchuk Foundation
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 Funding, Graduation & Awards:

Telephone:  +44 (0) 121 414 7391
Log an online enquiry:

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. 


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