Scholarship and Funding

We want you to be completely aware of your financial commitment before becoming a student at Birmingham. This page provides you with information on gaining financial support and other costs involved in MBA study so that you can plan your finances from day one.

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The award winners can expect to receive the following support during their MBA:

  • Support from the Deputy Director as your personal tutor throughout the MBA
  • Careers support and guidance from our MBA-dedicated team
  • Networking opportunities through sector groups
  • An assessment centre workshop

Home/EU Scholarships

  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of academic ability, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
  • There is one Home/EU Scholarship available, worth up to a maximum of £10,000, to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee.
  • Scholarship eligibility will be determined by assessment of the candidate’s academic application.
  • Closing date for applications is 22nd August 2014 .
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).  

GREAT Scholarships

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  • The scholarship holder will be from India.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of academic ability, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
  • There are four GREAT Scholarships available, worth £7,500 each, part funded by GREAT and part funded by the University. The award is to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee.
  • Closing date for applications has been extended to Friday 2nd May 2014 (previously 11th April 2014).
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

Rosgen Family Scholarship

  • The scholarship holder will be in financial need as determined by the University.
  • The scholarship holder will be from Central or South America.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of intellectual excellence and evidence of a commitment to the economic development of Central or South America.
  • The Rosgen Family Scholarship is worth £5,000 and can either contribute towards the cost of the Birmingham MBA tuition fee (£20,790 for 2014/15 entry) or living costs.
  • Closing date for applications is 11th April 2014 .
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

African MBA Scholarship

  • The scholarship holder will be in financial need as determined by the University.
  • The scholarship holder will be from the continent of Africa.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of intellectual excellence and evidence of a commitment to the economic development of Africa.
  • The African MBA Scholarship is a full fees scholarship (2014/15 fee £20,790), part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University.
  • Closing date for applications is 11th April 2014.
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

Women’s Scholarships

  • The female scholarship holder will be in financial need as determined by the University.
  • The scholarship holder will be an eligible Home/EU or Overseas student.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of intellectual ability, evidence of a personal and professional desire to advance women in business and evidence of personal hardship or marginalisation as determined by the selection committee.
  • There are up to three Women’s Scholarships available, worth on average £5,000, but up to a maximum of £10,000 in exceptional cases, to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee.
  • Closing date for applications is 11th April 2014.
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

International Business Scholarship

  • The scholarship holder will be an eligible Home/EU or Overseas student.
  • The scholarship holder will have demonstrable experience of undertaking business internationally, with evidence of having undertaken managerial roles in at least two non-native countries. They will also have clear plans of how they intend to use their MBA to further develop their engagement with business in different countries.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of academic ability, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
  • The International Business Scholarship will be worth on average £5,000, but may be awarded up to a maximum of £10,000 in an exceptional case. The award is to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee.
  • Closing date for applications is 11th April 2014.
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

Global Banking and Finance MBA Scholarship

  • The scholarship holder will be an eligible Home/EU or Overseas student.
  • The scholarship holder will have demonstrable experience of working in banking or finance with an international dimension to managing or delivering these services. They will also have a clear view as to how the MBA in Global Banking and Finance will further their career in this area.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of academic ability, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
  • The MBA Global Banking and Finance Scholarship will be worth on average £5,000, but may be awarded up to a maximum of £10,000 in an exceptional case. The award is to be used towards the Birmingham MBA tuition fee.
  • Closing date for applications is 11th April 2014.
  • Please contact Victoria Harold, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details ( v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk ).

For those MBA applicants also applying for a scholarship, the deadline to submit both your academic and scholarship applications is 11th April 2014.

Scholarships apply to one-year, full-time MBA programmes only.

In order to apply to one of the above scholarships, please submit an expression of interest to Victoria Harold (details below). Once this has been received, an application form will be sent to you. Please complete the application form, including a personal statement relating to the scholarship theme, and an academic essay (essay title provided with application form).

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Victoria Harold
MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
B15 2TX

Telephone: 0121 414 4378
Email: v.l.harold@bham.ac.uk

UK students

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. For more information visit www.postgraduate.bham.ac.uk/finance/scholarships.shtml

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. International Scholarships

Fullbright Awards

American citizens with a minimum 3.5 GPA in their Bachelors degree may apply for Fulbright awards specifically for MBA students. Details and application forms are available on; www.iie.org/fulbright  or from:

Institute of International Education
809 United Nations Plaza
New York NY 10017-3580
Telephone (212) 984 5330

Closing date for applications is October of the preceding year of study. Information is also available on; www.fulbright.co.uk