Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Business, Economics
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying

Award Description

The BP Scholarships are intended to encourage and support students with a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This year, BP is welcoming applications from Computer Science, Economics and Business students too!

As well as financial support, scholars will be offered unique access to the energy industry. In each year of their degree they will be invited to join a range of activities such as the ‘Scholars Welcome Day’ in year 1 and, a three-day conference in year 2. Both events will enable students to build their understanding of the oil and gas industry and the opportunities that exist to apply their degree subject beyond graduation. In addition, BP will run more informal events on campus and scholars will be invited to join BP as guests at high profile events such as the Ultimate Field Trip Grand Final.

Value of Award

Each year BP will offer scholarships to up to 8 first-year students from the University of Birmingham. Each scholarship is worth up to £20,000 with scholars receiving £5,000 per year for the duration of their degree (up to four years). The scholarship is open to Home/EU and Overseas students. The scholarship is not intended to cover fees but offer students support with the costs of resources and living. BP scholars will also have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities such as conferences as well as potentially being fast-tracked for internships or graduate employment.

Eligibility Criteria

This scheme is open to first year undergraduate students entering the University on one of the approved STEM-related programmes.

If you are applying for, or already receiving, a corporate scholarship or bursary with an annual value of over £1,500, you will not be eligible for the BP Scheme. You must maintain at least a 2:1 every year to continue to receive the scholarship.

How to Apply

Undergraduates can apply for a scholarship in the first term of their first year at university. Eligible students will be contacted by their university and sent details of how to apply. The application process will involve completion of an application, an online psychometric test, an online situational judgement questionnaire and conclude with an interview.


School Admissions Tutors

Business and Economics students applying for the BP Scholarship can contact the Careers in Business team for a face-to-face appointment for support throughout their application process, telephone 0121 415 8012 or email careersinbusiness@bham.ac.uk