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


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


29 February 2016

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

December 2015

Northern Consortium UK

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


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 Closes 25 January 2016
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
Closes 31 March 2016
Santander and University of Birmingham Scholarship Latin America and USA. 
Masters only
Closes 31 March 2016
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



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

31 March 2016

Charles Wallace India Trust 


Li Siguang Scholarships China PhD

Opens 20 March 2016


Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 

Hong Kong, 

Undergarduate and Masters

31 December 2015 

University of Birmingham Hong Kong Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Hong Kong, Undergraduate

29 July 2016


Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline 
Ukraine Victor
Pinchuk Foundation
Masters only
May 2016

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.