School of Chemistry undergraduate degree scholarships

The School of Chemistry is proud to offer a number of scholarships and prizes that acknowledge academic excellence, reward scholarly achievement and help foster potential.

School of Chemistry undergraduate degree scholarships

 

Scholarships for home/EU students

Chemistry students entering the School in 2015 and satisfying the criteria below will be considered for one of our Scholarships:

Eligibility criteria

  1. Obtain A*AA or higher at A-Level including Chemistry†
  2. Place Birmingham Chemistry as their firm choice before their UCAS deadline

† Students taking alternative qualifications are also eligible. For example, those taking the International Baccalaureate who meet their offer and obtain a minimum of 19 at HL with at least a 6 at HL Chemistry will be eligible for one of our Scholarships. 

BP STEM Scholarships

Students joining the School of Chemistry in 2015 on Single Honours Masters Chemistry Programmes (UCAS Codes: F101, F104, F106) will be eligible to compete for BP STEM Scholarships worth up to £20,000 (£5,000 per year).

Each year BP will offer scholarships to up to 10 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 STEM scholarships

School Scholarships

ALL UK/EU students who satisfy the above criteria and who do not receive a BP STEM Scholarship will be considered for one of our School Scholarships:

Haworth Scholarships
• worth £5000 on entry and named after Birmingham’s most famous chemist, Sir Norman Haworth. These scholarships will be awarded to the FOUR highest achieving students.

Excellence Scholarships
• worth £3000 on entry will be awarded to the next SIX highest achieving students.

Achievement Scholarships
£1000 on entry will be awarded to any student achieving at least A*AA at A-Level or equivalent. These are unlimited in number and the actual value will depend on funds available. Those awarded a Haworth, Excellence or BP STEM scholarships are ineligible. 

University Scholarships

The University offers a range of Scholarships including Music and Sports Scholarships for students who excel in these areas. 

Scholarships for international students

BP STEM Scholarships
Students joining the School of Chemistry in 2015 on Single Honours Masters Chemistry Programmes (UCAS Codes: F101, F104, F106) will be eligible to compete for BP STEM Scholarships worth up to £20,000 (£5,000 per year).

International Chemistry Scholarship

ALL international students entering the School in 2015 and satisfying the criteria below and who do not receive a BP STEM Scholarship will receive an International Chemistry Scholarship worth:

  • £2,000 in Year 1
  • and renewable annually subject to attaining full credits and an overall Year Mark of 70% or higher

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Obtain A*AA at A-Level including Chemistry†
  2. Place Birmingham Chemistry as your firm choice before their UCAS deadline

† If you are taking alternative qualifications, you shall also be eligible for a Scholarship. For example, if you are taking the International Baccalaureate, meet your offer and obtain a minimum of 19 at HL with at least a 6 at HL Chemistry you will be eligible for a Scholarship. 

Further Details

  • International students are those students who attract International Fees.


  • Students must achieve full credits at their first attempt for the Scholarship to be renewed i.e. a student having to retake modules in the Summer resit examinations will not be eligible for an award in the following year.


  • Full Terms and Conditions are available on request from the School of Chemistry.

  • Please visit our International Scholarships pages for information on other University-wide scholarships that are available for international students.

Supporting local students: Access to Birmingham (A2B) Scholarships 

The Access to Birmingham (A2B) Scheme is designed to help students from families and communities in the Greater West Midlands, who have little or no experience of Higher Education, find out what studying at university involves.

A2B students who successfully complete our Higher Education Learning Module and who satisfy the entry requirements of their standard offer will receive an A2B Scholarship worth £1,200 for each successful year of study at Birmingham.

School of Chemistry prizes: rewarding continued academic success

The School is committed to recognising sustained academic excellence and is proud to offer a range of named prizes and scholarships to reward outstanding performance. These prizes are awarded to successful students at the end of each academic year.

To find out about this year’s successful scholarship- and prize-winners, please click here.

A J Menzies Prize

Valued at £200, this prize is awarded annually on the basis of academic performance to the student who in his/her second year shows the most promise on the BSc Course in Chemistry. This year’s recipient is Alexander Fawcett.

Alfred Bader Prize

Valued at £500, this prize is awarded annually to the best Chemistry graduate wishing to undertake research in Organic Chemistry. This year’s recipient is Daniel Payne.

Ascough Prize

This prize is awarded to the candidate who is most distinguished in Chemistry in each year in the May examinations (1st year £75; 2nd year £80; 3rd year £100). Founded by the daughters of the late Jesse Ascough in memory of their father, this year’s recipients are Thomas Mole (year 3), Maria Stroe (year 2), Erin Birch (year 1).

Frankland Prize

This prize is awarded annually to the student in the Honours School of Chemistry obtaining the highest marks in practical work and was founded to commemorate the services of PF Frankland CBE,LLD,FRS, Professor of Chemistry, 1894-1918. £75 worth of books. This year’s recipient is Katie Addison.

Harding Prize

This prize is awarded annually to the 1st-year undergraduate student in Chemistry who obtains the highest marks in practical work and was founded by a donation from the widow of the late Mr AJI Harding, a graduate of the School of Chemistry. Value £75. This year’s recipient is Yawei Tang.

Heslop Memorial Prize

This prize is awarded annually to a specially outstanding candidate in the 2nd year of a degree programme leading to the award of BSc or B.Eng. The prize rotates between the Schools in Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering and is provided out of the proceeds of a bequest by the late Thomas Pretious Heslop MD. Value £25. This Prize was not available to Chemistry this year.

John Avins Scholarship

This Scholarship is awarded to up to two undergraduate students in any year in the Science Schools who have attended any secondary school in Birmingham. Such undergraduates who are registered in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd (not graduating) year of a scheme of study leading to the degree of BSc or B.Eng./MEng are eligible for the award. Value £250. This Scholarship was not awarded to Chemistry this year.

Science Undergraduate Prize

These prizes are awarded to 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-year students in the Science Schools. 4th-year MSci students are also eligible for nomination. A total of £100 is available within each Science School. This year’s recipients are Eva Lee (Year 1), Yiwen Fang (Year 2), Emma Korkiakoski and Nicola Mawby (Year 3) and Matthew Lloyd (Year 4).

Science Undergraduate Scholarship

Up to two scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in each of the Science Schools on the basis of their performance in their courses. Awards are made on the basis of an assessment of the candidate's academic standing and general educational attainment, including performance in University examinations and course assessments. Value £390. This year’s recipient is Nadene Barnard.

Theodore Mander Prize

This prize is awarded to an academically deserving undergraduate in the Science or the Engineering Schools in any year of study whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are bona fide residents of Wolverhampton. The prize rotates between the Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences and Engineering Schools. This Prize was not available to Chemistry this year.