Postgraduate Scholarships

Don't let fees stand in the way of your studies...we have a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes, providing a financial contribution towards your tuition fees.

MSc Business Scholarships

Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes to reward outstanding academic achievement. The financial support offered is to contribute towards tuition fees. These awards are based on merit and will be selected by a panel of representatives from the Business School.

The awards are available for students who are nationals of the following countries/regions:

MSc Business Scholarships
Scholarship Number of scholarships Value per award (£) 
Africa 5,000
Indian Subcontinent 5,000 
UK /EU 3 5,000
South East Asia 3 5,000

All eligible applicants who are offered a place on one of the 12 month MSc Business programmes listed above will be considered for the above scholarships, provided:

You have been made an offer of study before the cut-off date. These dates are:

  • International students: 13 April 2015,  UK/EU students: 29 June 2015

You complete the application form and then submit it electronically. A link to the application form will be sent automatically to eligible students after the cut-off date.  Applications to be submitted by:

  • International students: 1 June 2015, UK/EU students: 20 July 2015

Successful students will be informed of their award by:

  • International students:  29 June 2015  UK/EU students:   10 August 2015 

Successful students must not be in receipt of any other University of Birmingham scholarship, or a full scholarship from any other source, in order to take up the award.

Unfortunately we are unable to contact all applicants with notification of results or provide feedback on individual applications due to the volume of applications and interest that we receive. If you do not hear from the Business School by the dates above, please assume that your application for a scholarship has been unsuccessful.

UK students

Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme

For 2015 entry the University has 224 new £10,000 scholarships available for Masters students from under-represented groups. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government; the allocation of the awards, which is the fourth highest in the UK, further cements Birmingham’s place amongst the very best higher education institutions for postgraduate study.

One of the under-represented groups targeted under this scheme is 'Women in Finance', which covers the following subject areas:

Full details are available on the Birmingham Masters Scholarship web page.

University Scholarships

The University has a number of scholarships available to postgraduate students. These cover both research and taught programmes, and assist with the cost of tuition fees. Find out more information about available Scholarships and Grants .

The Grants Register

Most large public libraries will have a copy of the Grants Register and possibly other publications, which list various grant-awarding and charitable bodies which may be willing to assist postgraduate students in certain circumstances. 

International Students

The British Council

The largest provider of assistance to international students is the British Council . As well as distributing British Government awards, it also acts as an agent for other funding bodies. For further information, contact the nearest British Council office to your home or, if in doubt or there is not one near you, the Educational Attache at the British Embassy or High Commission in your capital city.

University Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships for international students to reward outstanding academic achievement. For more information visit International Scholarships .

University of Birmingham and Jamaica National Foundation Legacy Scholarship

In order to be an eligible scholarship candidate, applicants must have applied for and been made an offer to study on one of the following 12-month MSc programmes at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham starting in September 2015; MSc International Accounting and Finance, MSc Investments, MSc Financial Management, MSc International Business, MSc Human Resource Management, MSc Human Resource Management (With CIPD Pathway), MSc Management, MSc Marketing, MSc International Marketing, MSc Marketing Communications, MSc Strategic Marketing and Consulting, MSc Development Economics, MSc Economics, MSc International Economics, MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, MSc Mathematical Finance, MSc Money Banking and Finance, MSc International Money and Banking, MSc Financial Economics. This offer needs to be made by the University of Birmingham by 30 April 2015 at the latest.

  • Candidates must also be a Jamaican citizen by birth, must reside in Jamaica at the time of the scholarship application, and graduated any accredited Jamaican university within the last two years.
  • On 1 May 2015 eligible scholarship candidates will be emailed a link to an online scholarship application form. The form must be completed and submitted to Birmingham Business School by 27 May 2015 at the latest. The online application form will include a section for personal details plus a free text box where candidates will be invited to provide a personal statement (maximum 1,000 words) indicating why they should be awarded the scholarship.
  • The Business School’s Scholarship Committee and JNBS will consider the applications received, and interviews will be held in Jamaica for those shortlisted.
  • The successful candidate will be announed during week commencing 6 July 2015.
  • The scholarship will cover tuition fees, accommodation costs, a maintenance element, an economy return flight, work experience arranged by JNBS, and potentially additional funding for athletic development (all subject to terms and conditions).

Simon Evans Scholarship

A number of scholarships are available to UK / EU students on any of the MSc Marketing programmes. Further details can be found on the  Simon Evans Scholarships  page.

Closing date for applications 1st August.



MSc International Accounting and Finance student Chris-Ann obtained support from the Jamaica National Foundation and UoB Legacy Scholarship.