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 are pleased to introduce a number of scholarships for 2018/19 that are exclusively available to prospective Foundation Pathways students.

Please note, applications for scholarships for September 2018 are now closed.

Scholarships 2018

BIA Academic Merit Scholarships

£3,000 scholarships open to all students who meet the criteria listed in the ‘who can apply’ section below.

BIA Pathway Scholarships:

£10,000 scholarships for eligible students applying to the Engineering and Physical Sciences and Medical, Life and Geo Sciences pathways.

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 September 2018 or January 2019.

Please note this Foundation Scholarship is available only to Foundation Pathway offer-holders. To apply you must have accepted your offer for a Foundation Pathway. To accept your offer, return your Acceptance Form sent as part of your offer. If you are not currently holding a Foundation Pathway offer and have not accepted this place 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 6 August 2018. 
  • 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 September 2018 or January 2019.
  • 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.
  • Applicants to the BIA Pathway Scholarship must have applied for the Engineering and Physical Life Sciences (EPS) Pathway or the Medicine, Life and Geo-Sciences (MLGS) Pathway.

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 in 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.  

You can apply for the Academic Merit Scholarship and the BIA Pathway Scholarship but a maximum of one award will be given per person.

Apply for an Academic Merit Scholarship

Apply for a BIA Pathway Scholarship

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is 6 August 2018. 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 September 2018 or January 2019. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified of their award before the end of August. All scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.