Foundation Academic Merit Scholarships

At the University of Birmingham we are dedicated to building a more diverse and international community of students. To help us welcome a greater number of students from all around the world we will be offering a number of scholarships worth up to £10,000 to students joining our foundation pathways in January 2020.

Scholarships 2018

BIA Academic Merit Scholarships

£10,000 scholarships open to all students who meet the criteria listed in the ‘who can apply’ section below.

Applications for students starting in January 2020 are now open and can be submitted via our scholarship application page.

Scholarship information

All scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction and are only applicable to full-time foundation programmes at the University starting in January 2020.

Please note foundation scholarships are available only to foundation pathway offer holders. To apply you must have accepted your offer for a foundation pathway. If you are not currently holding a foundation pathway offer or you have not accepted an offer, your scholarship application will not be considered.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, you must meet the conditions below:

  • Candidates should have accepted their foundation offer from the University and have submitted a scholarship application by 22 November 2019.
  • Candidates should not be in receipt of any other internal or external scholarship, funding or sponsorship.
  • Candidates must meet the academic conditions of their offer to the programme.
  • Candidates must start their studies at the University in January 2020.
  • Candidates must be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee payment, and should be able to fund the remaining costs of their studies at Birmingham from other sources.

Students who firmly accept their offer will be eligible, shortlisted on the basis of academic merit and selected based on their answers to the essay-style questions.

How can I apply?

We consider applicants based on the information provided on our an online application form.

The online application form includes general questions about your academic background and includes short, essay-style questions (250 word limit) about academic and extra-curricular achievement.  

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is 22 November 2019. You must have accepted your conditional or unconditional offer by this date.

When will the scholarship be awarded?

The scholarship will be awarded in full upon enrolment in January 2020. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified of their award by 7 January 2020. All scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.