Excellence Scholarships for UK/EU
Mechanical Engineering is offering 11 Excellence Scholarships which are awarded for academic excellence. These are to reward the highest achieving students entering the Department in autumn 2016.
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The scholarships are awarded for academic excellence.
They are decided by a scholarship panel within the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Grade A mathematics (or equivalent i.e. IB Mathematics HL grade 6) is a requirement for the scholarship.
There is no special application process for these scholarships – awards will be made by the decision of a scholarship panel held in the Department of Mechanical Engineering after the start of the autumn semester.
All eligible UK and EU students admitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham by the end of September to commence their studies in the October of their year of entry will be considered. Awards can be made to students following any programme offered by the Department, including Foundation Year students.
Students in receipt of scholarships from organisations other than the University of Birmingham may receive the Department Excellence Scholarship in addition to their other awards.
Students following programmes in Metallurgy and Materials are offered alternative scholarships by that Department.
Conditions are subject to change. Awards are made to candidates who meet the terms and conditions current at the time of application.
Terms and conditions
Mechanical Engineering Excellence Scholarships for Home/EU undergraduate students applying to the Mechanical Engineering for entry in 2016 – Terms and Conditions:
1) Mechanical Engineering offers 11 Excellence Scholarships in 2016 for undergraduate home/EU students. The scholarships are aimed at students attending University for the first time. Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence.
2) To be eligible to be considered for a scholarship a student must be a new entrant UK or EU student who has applied through UCAS and is admitted to the University of Birmingham, to study Mechanical Engineering, to commence their studies in September 2016. In addition this must be the first entrance to a UK university that a student has made.
3) Awards can be made to students entering the first year of any programme offered by Mechanical Engineering. There is no special application process for the scholarships – awards will be made by decision of a scholarship panel that will meet in the autumn term of the first year of study.
4) A minimum performance of AAA at A-level from the best three most relevant subjects (one of which must be mathematics) is required. Specifically this is 360 tariff points from 3 A-levels or 2A levels and 2 AS-levels, taken in the same year, excluding General Studies. Equivalent grades include: 32 points for International Baccalaureate (must include 666 in HL subjects to include Mathematics)Students presenting other qualifications than the ones listed above will be assessed on an individual basis. The University's decision on whether a qualification is equivalent to grade A A-level is final.
5) Scholarships are tenable for 1 year and are non-renewable.
6) Students in receipt of other scholarships from organisations other than the University of Birmingham are also eligible for this award.
7) Students will be required to act as Student Ambassadors for Mechanical Engineering events, ie Open Days.
8) Payment of the Scholarship shall normally be made in the January of the Academic Year and by BACS transfer to a bank account held by the Student in the United Kingdom. The University reserves the right to withhold payment of all or part of the Scholarship in the event the Student has failed to pay the tuition fees for the Academic Year (or failed to make arrangements for such payment acceptable to the University).
9) If the Student permanently leaves Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering) before completion of their first year the Scholarship shall be withdrawn and the University shall make no (or no further) payments of the Scholarship. The University reserves the right to demand the repayment of any instalment or instalments (or part thereof) of the Scholarship made to the Student during the Academic Year in the circumstance of the student leaving the Department, except for reason of illness.
10) The decision of the scholarship panel is final.
11) Conditions are subject to change. Awards are made based on the terms and conditions current at the 1st January 2016.
Launched in 2012, the BP Scholarships are intended to encourage and support students with a passion for certain STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) subjects.
Each 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 STEM scholarships
Other scholarship opportunities
We also offer a wide range of additional department-based scholarships to high achieving students. For more information visit:
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