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 around the world we offer a number of scholarships each year.

Scholarships 2018


Scholarships for students starting in 2020 are being allocated to students from selected countries. Students currently domiciled in any of the below countries are eligible for this scholarship.

  • Jordan
  • Hong Kong
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria

These scholarships are being allocated in partnership with some of our partners in these countries. Details of how to apply through our partners will be confirmed soon. 

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. Scholarships will be issued up to a maximum of £10,000.

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 30 June 2020.
  • 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 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?

The application process will be confirmed in early 2020. 

When is the deadline for applications?

The deadline for applications to the scholarship is 30 June 2020. 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 2020. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified of their award prior to commencement of their course. All scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.