Scholarships for International Students 2017

Chevening 2015-16 Scholars (Leavers

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students  from considering study in the UK, the University of Birmingham is pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships for 2017 entry*.

Please click on the links below for further information about the main undergraduate and postgraduate international scholarship programmes that the University currently supports. These scholarships are generally open to applicants from outside of the European Union and EU applicants are advised to review our UK/EU funding pages.

Multiple Region Scholarship Programmes

Scholarship scheme Eligibility  Deadline 
Islamic Development Bank Scholarship  56 countries, PhD only. Open

Chevening Scholarship 

Chevening-Birmingham Partnership Award

160 countries,  Masters only.

8 November 2016 (12:00 GMT)

Commonwealth Scholarship

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

15 November 2016

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

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

28 February 2017

Birmingham Foundation Academic Merit Scholarship

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

To be confirmed

Roberto Rocca Fellowship

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

15 December 2016

Northern Consortium UK

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

To be confirmed

Middle East & Africa 

Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Birmingham UKEAS Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Nigeria, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Candidates must be Syrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian. Masters only. 1 November 2016 (23:59 GMT)
Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL) Junior academic staff in Palestinian universities. To be confirmed


Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline
Fulbright Postgraduate Award

USA, Postgraduate.

11 October 2016 (17:00 EST)

Birmingham Marshall Scholarship 

USA, Postgraduate.

3 October 2016

Birmingham USA Postgraduate Scholarship USA, Masters only. To be confirmed
Birmingham USA Undergraduate Scholarship

USA, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed
Santander-Birmingham Scholarship Latin America and USA, Masters only. To be confirmed
Birmingham Canada Undergraduate Scholarship Canada, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Brazil PhD Scholarship Brazil, PhD only. Open
Brazil Science without Borders Brazil, PhD only. Open


Scholarship scheme  Eligibility  Deadline 
Li Siguang-Birmingham Scholarship China, PhD only

To be confirmed


Birmingham Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship 

Hong Kong, Masters only

To be confirmed
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme 

Hong Kong,  Undergraduate and Masters.

31 December 2016

Birmingham Hong Kong Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Hong Kong, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Birmingham-Taylor’s Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Malaysia, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Birmingham-MABECS Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Malaysia, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

GREAT-University of Birmingham Life Sciences Scholarships

India, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

GREAT-University of Birmingham MBA Scholarships India, MBA only. To be confirmed
Birmingham India Outstanding Achievement Scholarships India, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Charles Wallace Trust  India, Various To be confirmed


Scholarship scheme    Eligibility  Deadline 
Ukraine Victor
Pinchuk Foundation
Ukraine, Masters only To be confirmed

For further information on any of the above scholarships, please contact the Funding, Graduation & Awards office:

  • Telephone:  +44 (0) 121 414 7391 (line open during UK office hours 09:00-17:00)
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College & Departmental International Scholarships at Birmingham

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students, many of which are open to international applicants. If you are applying for an undergraduate degree in the School or Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Electrical & Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials or Physics & Astronomy then please see this page for further information.

Other Colleges, Schools and Departments may also offer specific subject-based scholarships that you may be eligible for. Please contact them for details about how to apply or be nominated. 

Other sources of funding at Birmingham

The University maintains searchable databases of all scholarships, university wide, open to undergraduate or postgraduate applicants. International applicants are advised to review the relevant database to check their eligibility and apply if appropriate. 

The University also supports a series of high profile undergraduate scholarship programmes within the UK, some of which may also be open to international students. More information about these programmes can be found on our scholarships, grants and bursaries webpage.

Other external sources of funding

The University of Birmingham currently supports international students who come with funding from over 250 individual sponsoring ministries, governments, charities, companies and partner organisations. 

If you are seeking financial assistance to study in the UK you may wish to discuss this with your employer or contact your domestic Ministry of Education who may be able to advise you on your own government’s support programmes for overseas study. The British Council (or Embassy/ High Commission) in your country will also be able to inform you of any other UK scholarship schemes for which you may be eligible.

United States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible to receive Federal Aid. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year. The Smart Option Student Loan provided by Sallie Mae is the only private loan currently available to American students studying at the University of Birmingham. More information can be found here.

Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons may be eligible to apply for the Federal Canada Student Loans Programme or Provincial / Territorial programs. More information of how Birmingham supports the loan process and our comprehensive guidelines can be found here.

*The information displayed on this website may be subject to change. The University of Birmingham reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice.