The University of Birmingham is proud to announce its involvement in the award-winning Lloyds Scholars programme for the 2013/14 academic year. Along with seven other leading universities across the UK, the University of Birmingham will partner with the Lloyds Banking Group to offer students from lower household incomes a complete package of financial support, paid internships and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.
Applications for 2014/15
Please note that the application process for the Lloyds Scholars Programme has now closed for the 2013/14 academic year. Further details regarding the 2014/15 competition will be posted in due course.
Am I eligible?
In order to apply to the Lloyds Scholars programme you must:
be a UK resident or an EU student currently residing in the UK
have a confirmed offer of a place to study at the University of Birmingham, having made the University your first-choice
be commencing the first year of a full-time three or four year undergraduate degree in 2013/14
have an assessed household income of less than £25,000
Further details regarding eligibility criteria can be found on the Lloyds Scholars website.
What does the Lloyds Scholars programme offer?
If you are successful in becoming a Lloyds Scholar, you will receive a full package of support, which will include:
annual bursaries to help with living costs and study materials
performance-related cash awards each year for good grades
end of course excellence awards for top scholars when you graduate
real, hands-on work experience on paid summer internships
access to advice and support from a dedicated mentor
training and development opportunities
Further details regarding the full support package available can be found on the Lloyds Scholars website.
What will be expected of me as a Lloyds Scholar?
In return for the many benefits of being a Lloyds Scholar, you will be expected to fulfil certain roles during your time at the University that will have a positive effect on both future students and the local community:
Lloyds Scholars must complete at least 100 hours of volunteering in the community each year
Lloyds Scholars must champion the programme to future applicants by offering advice and support
How many places are available and how can I apply?
Fifteen places are available for first year students at the University of Birmingham for the 2013/14 academic year. To be considered as a potential Lloyds Scholar you must complete a series of tests, including an online numeracy test, a telephone interview and, if you are successful, an Assessment Centre. Assessment Centre places are limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.
Please note that the application process for the 2013/14 academic year has now closed.
You can learn more about the programme by visiting the Lloyds Scholars website.