Student funding opportunities

CLAD Educational Enhancement Project Fund

Proposals for up to £1,000 per student led project

The scheme is open to postgraduate or undergraduate part time or full time students of the University; projects must be completed within the period of registration for all student members of the project team. Where possible students should gain endorsement for their proposal from a member of staff before submitting an application (usually an academic).

International Work Experience Bursary

Up to £800 (Any student in their first, second or penultimate year of study)

The University of Birmingham International Work Experience Bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience overseas in the summer vacation. In addition, one successful candidate will be able to request funding assistance of up to £1,000 through the prestigious Enterprise Award, made available by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Application deadline 30 March 2014.

UK Professional Work Experience Bursary

Up to £800 (Any student in their first, second or penultimate year of study)

The University of Birmingham UK Professional Work Experience bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience in the UK in the summer vacation. Application deadline 30 March 2014.

Gateway Bursary

Up to £2,000 (Any student in their first, second or penultimate year of study)

The Gateway Bursary provides financial support to students at the University of Birmingham undertaking internships or work experience relevant to their future career. The aim of the bursary is to assist students in improving their personal and professional development by allowing them to take up critical experiences they may otherwise not be able to afford. Awards are available for work experience placements throughout the academic year.

Research Experience Bursary

Up to £500 (Any student in their first, second or penultimate year of study)

The University of Birmingham Undergraduate Research Experience scheme offers financial support of up to £500 for undergraduates to undertake research experience in the summer vacation.

Enterprise Scholarship

£6,000 over 3 years (1st year students)

Enterprise is now seen as an attractive and viable career option; becoming an entrepreneur or taking the lead in enterprising opportunities has become the way forward for many students studying for a degree. To further encourage this approach, the University will be offering one Enterprise Scholarship worth £6,000 over three years for the academic year. 

Global Challenge

Open to University of Birmingham undergraduate students for all years of study

A unique scheme to give ambitious students once-in-a-lifetime opportunities as interns in top global companies. Application deadline will be 9 February 2014.

Alumni Impact Fund

Each year, money generously donated by our alumni through the Circles of Influence campaign is allocated to innovative projects from around the University that will have an immediate impact on our staff and student experience. This funding is available to staff and students of the University of Birmingham.