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

Foundation Academic Merit Scholarships

Open to all prospective Birmingham International Academy Foundation Pathways students. Foundation only.

30 June 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 
University of Birmingham UKEAS Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Nigeria, Undergraduate 31 May 2016
Said Foundation Scholarship Syria, Lebanon, Jordan or Palestine 30 November 2015
Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL) Junior academic staff in Palestinian universities  25 January 2016

The Americas

Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline
Birmingham Marshall 



University of Birmingham USA Postgraduate Scholarship USA
Masters only
31 March 2016
University of Birmingham USA Undergraduate Scholarship

USA, Undergraduate

30 April 2016
Santander and University of Birmingham Scholarship Latin America and USA. 
Masters only
31 March 2016
University of Birmingham Canada Undergraduate Scholarship Canada, Undergraduate 30 April 2016
Brazil PhD Scholarship Brazil
PhD only
Science without Borders Brazil
PhD only
PhD open 
The Fulbright Postgraduate Award

USA, Postgraduate



Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Li Siguang Scholarships China PhD

Opens 20 March 2016


Hong Kong Scholarships 

Hong Kong, 
Masters only

31 March 2016
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence 

Hong Kong, 

Undergrduate and Masters

31 December 2015 

University of Birmingham Hong Kong Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Hong Kong, Undergraduate

29 July 2016

University of Birmingham Taylor’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarships

Malaysia, Undergraduate

17 June 2016

University of Birmingham MABECS Outstanding Achievement Scholarships

Malaysia, Undergraduate

17 June 2016

GREAT - University of Birmingham Life Sciences Scholarships (India)

India, Undergraduate

15 June 2016

GREAT - University of Birmingham MBA Scholarships (India) India, MBA only 31 March 2016
University of Birmingham India Outstanding Achievement Scholarships India, Undergraduate 30 June 2016
Charles Wallace India Trust  India, Various see website


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.