Undergraduate scholarships and prizes

The School of Chemical Engineering provides a number of scholarships to candidates with excellent academic records applying for undergraduate programmes, and awards prizes to our top performing undergraduate students at all levels of study. 

Scholarships for UK/EU students

Entrance Scholarships for Chemical Engineering (Home/EU students):

The School of Chemical Engineering has a number of High Achievers Entrance Scholarships for Home/EU for candidates with excellent academic records applying for undergraduate programmes. Awarded, for one year only, to the top 8 students offering the highest points. We have:

  • five at £4500 
  • three at £2650 

There is no special application process for the scholarships – awards will be made automatically to the eligible UK and EU students admitted to the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. 

These awards will be made to home/EU students who attain the highest tariff points on entry.

Scholarships for international students

The following awards are available to all privately funded international students applying for undergraduate programmes in the School of Chemical Engineering:

 Amount awarded per yearWho is eligible?
Achievement Scholarship £1,500 International students who attain AAA or equivalent on entry
Excellence Scholarship £3,000 International students who attain A*AA/AAAA or equivalent on entry
First Class Scholarship £1,500  Students attaining >70% at the end of years 1 and 2 for BEng programmes and years 1, 2, and 3 for MEng programmes.

All eligible students will receive an Achievement Scholarship or Excellence Scholarship of £1,500 or £3,000, respectively. 

During the degree programme, those whose performance is judged to be excellent will also be eligible for the First Class Scholarship which is worth £1,500 per year, providing the student proceeds normally to the next level with an average >70%. Therefore, the best students could receive a total of £7,500 over a four year degree.

A wide range of international qualifications will be considered - please contact the admissions tutor to find out the criteria that would apply in each case.

Other scholarships

BP Scholarships 2016

Launched in 2012, the BP Scholarships are intended to encourage and support students with a passion for certain  subjects. 

This year BP will offer scholarships to up to 8 students from the University of Birmingham. Each scholarship is worth up to £20 000 with scholars receiving £5000 per year for the duration of their degree (up to four years). The scholarship is not intended to cover fees but offer students support with the costs of resources and living. Learn more about the BP  scholarships.

Rieke Scholarship and Placements

Rieke packaging systems are actively seeking two undergraduate placement students to join their scholarship programme commencing in August/September 2015. The programme will offer full fee covreage for a year as well as a summer internship from June to September 2016. Learn more about the Rieke scholarships.

Music Scholarships

Birmingham’s musical heritage reaches back to our first Professor of Music, Edward Elgar. Today, both the new Bramall Music Building and the Barber Institute host regular public performances from our two orchestras, choirs, bands and other music ensembles. In recognition of this legacy, the University of Birmingham will be offering new Music Scholarships to new undergraduates. Learn more about the music scholarships.

More scholarships

Please see scholarships, grants and bursaries