Last year, the University and the US Alumni Foundation launched a joint Scholarship scheme to enable outstanding US students to pursue postgraduate studies at Birmingham. The US Postgraduate Scholarship is one of the most positive and impactful ways of supporting talented students, while raising the profile of the University in the US, and sustaining the relationship between the university and our US alumni.
Kelly Leyden, first recipient of the US Scholarship "The Scholarship helps raise the international profile of the University while making Birmingham more attractive to American applicants who might not consider studying in the U.K."
Last year, the Board of the US Foundation personally funded most of the first scholarship, at a cost of $22,000. This helps pay for tuition fees and helps counteract the differences in cost of living and the monetary exchange rate compared to studying in the US. We now ask for your support to ensure that more talented young Americans can pursue their research careers amongst Birmingham's leading academics. Give today.
The kind of American students we will support...
The US Scholarship is for a one year Masters degree programme, in any subject area, and is awarded on merit.
Students who are eligible for the US Scholarship programme will have an excellent academic background, having already succeeded at bachelors level. They will also demonstrate excellence in other extra-curricular activities, whether on the sports field, in the music hall, in events, in societies, or through work experience or volunteering.
They will be a model student who can contribute to the University of Birmingham and positively represent the US, and reflect the enduring relationship between Birmingham and our alumni across the Atlantic.