Scholarships for International Students

Chevening 2015-16 Scholars (Leavers

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study at the University of Birmingham, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships*.

Please click on the links below for further information about the international scholarship programmes that the University directly supports either by administering, coordinating or funding (highlighted in bold text) and also external sources of funding that may be available to you. These scholarships are generally open to applicants from outside of the European Union and EU applicants are advised to review our UK/EU funding pages.

Multiple Region Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline 
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / Loans Masters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique.  See website
All Saints Educational Trust Various. See website
Bellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Undergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford. To be confirmed
BP Scholarships Open only to existing University of Birmingham first year students on undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Natural Sciences, Business, Economics. Students from all countries eligible (including international students). See website
CATS Colleges Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Undergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at a CATS College in the UK. To be confirmed
Chevening & Birmingham Partnership Scholarships 160 countries,  Masters only. 5 Nov 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)
Chevening Scholarships  160 countries,  Masters only. 5 Nov 2019  (for Sept 2020 start)
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only. See website
Commonwealth Scholarships Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD. CLOSED (Deadline 30 October 2019 for Sept 2020 start)
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarship Students from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. PhD only. 6 November 2019 at 16:00 GMT
Gen Foundation Scholarships Any country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.

 

See website
KAPLAN Outstanding Achievement Scholarship  Undergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Kaplan International College London (KICL).

To be confirmed

Open Society Foundations Grant Programme Various grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements.  See website

Roberto Rocca Fellowships

Student from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only.

See website

University of Birmingham Dubai Campus Scholarships

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Subjects: Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Accounting, Law and more.

See website

University of Birmingham Foundation Year Scholarships

Any country, foundation year study only, January or September start.

22 Nov 2019

University of Birmingham Business School MBA Scholarships

Any country and open to candidates seeking to join an MBA 12 month programme. 'Alumni Scholarships' and 'Responsible Business Scholarships' available to candidates seeking to join an MBA Executive programme.

See website

University of Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme

Any country, Masters only.

See website

University of Birmingham Sports Scholarships

Any country, 40 awards of varying amounts each year to national and international level athletes who come to study at Birmingham.

 

See website

Africa & Middle East Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline 
Egypt Birmingham - 'Global Study UK' Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Egypt, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Egyptian Government Research Scholarships Egypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London. See website
Egypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as 'Citadel Scholarships') Egypt. Masters. 15 April 2020
Israel AJA Karten Scholarship  Israel. Masters & PhD. See website
Israel Kenneth Lindsay Trust Scholarships Israeli citizens (including those from all religious or other communities). 30 April 2020
Kenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & Scholarships Kenya. Postgraduate. See website
Khutwa Foundation Palestine (Formerly HQSF) Palestine. Masters. See website
Lebanon Birmingham - 'Global Study UK' Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Lebanon, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Lebanon 'The British Lebanese Association' Scholarships Lebanon. Masters. 31 March 2020
Nigeria Birmingham Bridge House Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Nigeria, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Nigeria Birmingham SI-UK Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Nigeria, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Nigeria Birmingham UKEAS Outstanding Achievement Scholarships Nigeria, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Nigeria Birmingham Zamani College Outstanding Achievement Award
Nigeria, Undergraduate. To be confirmed
Oman Government Scholarships Oman. Undergraduate & postgraduate. See website
Palestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora's Scholarship Palestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate. See website
Palestinian Territories 'Higher Education Scholarship Palestine' (HESPAL) Scholarship Junior academic staff in Palestinian universities. See website
Saïd Foundation Scholarship Syrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only. 1 Nov 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)
Saudi Arabia Government Scholarships Saudi Arabia. Various levels. See website
Sudan Gordon Memorial College Trust Scholarships Sudan and South Sudan. Masters. See website
University of Birmingham Business School 'African MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship)
Candidates from continent of Africa. MBA full time only. See website

Americas Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)  Eligibility  Deadline
Argentina BEC.AR Funding

Argentina.

See website

Canada Birmingham Undergraduate Scholarship

Canada, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

Canada. Postgraduate.

See website
Canada Student Loans Program

Canada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.

See website
Chile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) Scholarships

Chile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business.

See website
Colombia COLFUTURO Funding

Colombia.

See website
Mexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) Scholarships Mexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an 'unconditional' offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines. See website
Mexico FIDERH Loans Mexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country's economic and social development. See website
Mexico FUNED Grants Mexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations. See website
Peru PRONABEC Funding Peru. See website
University of Birmingham Business School 'Rosgen Family MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship) Candidates from Central or South America. MBA full time only. See website
USA Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship USA, Masters. To be confirmed
USA Birmingham Undergraduate Scholarships

USA, Undergraduate

To be confirmed

USA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae Loans 

United States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year.

See website
USA Fulbright Scholarship

USA, Postgraduate.

Open- Deadline 6 Nov 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)
USA Marshall Scholarship

USA, Postgraduate.

Open- Deadline 30 Sept 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)

Asia Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline 
Aviva Scholarship Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan & Vietnam. Masters only. Must be an Aviva customer or son/ daughter of Aviva customer.

See website

Azerbaijan SOCAR Scholarships Azerbaijan. Masters.

See website

Charles Wallace Trust Bursaries & Fellowships  Students from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level.

See website

China Medical Board Next Generation Fellowships China. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences.

See website

China Scholarship Council /Birmingham 2019 PhD Scholarships Programme China. China Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships commencing PhD programmes by 1 October 2019.

Closed - 31 January 2019

   

See website

Hong Kong Birmingham Postgraduate Scholarship  Hong Kong, Masters.

To be confirmed

Hong Kong Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Hong Kong, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Hong Kong,  Undergraduate and Masters.

To be confirmed

India Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarships India, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

India Goa Education Trust Scholarships Goan students, India. Masters.

See website

India Inlaks Scholarships India. Masters, MPhil, PhD in various subjects excluding engineering, computer science, business studies, medicine, public health, fashion design, music and film animation).

See website

India JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships India. Masters & PhD.

See website

India Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust Scholarships Open to Indian women seeking postgraduate study.

See website

India Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program

India. Masters in ecology or conservation fields.

See website

Indonesia LPDP Scholarships Indonesia. Postgraduate.

See website

Kazakhstan Bolashak Scholarships Kazakhstan. Masters

See website

Malaysia Taylor's-Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Malaysia, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Pakistan Birmingham-HR Consultants Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Pakistan. Undergraduate

To be confirmed

Pakistan Birmingham-Success Factor Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Pakistan. Undergraduate

To be confirmed

Pakistan Higher Education Commission Scholarships

Pakistan. Postgraduate. 

See website

Singapore Birmingham-Edulink Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Singapore Birmingham-Overseas Education Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Singapore Birmingham-IDP Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.

To be confirmed

Smart Nation Scholarship, Singapore

Singapore, Undergraduate.

See website

Thailand Embassy London & Thailand Office of the Civil Service Commission

Thailand. Masters & PhD.

See website

Turkey Jean Monnet programme

Turkey, Masters & PhD

See website

University of Birmingham Business School 'Sean & Claire Henry MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship)

Candidates from India. MBA full time only.

See website

Europe (non-EU) Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline 
Norway Lanekassen Loans & Funding Norway. Undergraduate & Postgraduate. See website
Russia Global Education Programme Funding Russia. Masters or PhD  in a priority study area. See website
Turkey Jean Monnet programme Turkey. Masters & PhD See website
Ukraine World Wide Studies (Victor
Pinchuk Foundation) Scholarships
Ukraine, Masters. See website

For students wishing to study at our Dubai campus we offer a range of scholarships for Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in September 2019. 

University of Birmingham Dubai Campus Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility  Deadline 
Advanced Scholarship All countries, all programmes at the Dubai campus See website
Chancellor's Academic Merit Scholarship All countries, all programmes at the Dubai campus See website
GEMS Uni-Connect Scholarship All countries, undergraduate programmes at the Dubai campus See website
Provost's Academic Scholarship All countries, all programmes at the Dubai campus See website

If you have any additional questions about these scholarships please review the individual scholarship webpages for further contact details.

College & Departmental International Scholarships at Birmingham

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students, many of which are open to international applicants. If you are applying for an undergraduate degree in the School or Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Electrical & Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials or Physics & Astronomy then please see this page for further information.

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences offers a number of postgraduate scholarships and undergraduate scholarships in Pharmacy and International applicants are eligible. 

The College of Arts and Law offers a range of postgraduate scholarships and undergraduate scholarships in Law and International applicants are eligible. 

The Birmingham Business School within the College of Social Sciences offers Business subject related postgraduate taught scholarships and International applicants are eligible.

Other sources of funding at Birmingham

The University maintains searchable databases of all scholarships, university wide, open to undergraduate or postgraduate applicants. International applicants are advised to review the relevant database to check their eligibility and apply if appropriate. The University also supports a series of high profile undergraduate scholarship programmes within the UK, some of which may also be open to international students. More information about these programmes can be found on our scholarships, grants and bursaries webpage.

Other external sources of funding

The University of Birmingham currently supports international students who come with funding from over 250 individual sponsoring ministries, governments, charities, companies and partner organisations. If you are seeking financial assistance to study in the UK you may wish to discuss this with your employer or contact your domestic Ministry of Education who may be able to advise you on your own government’s support programmes for overseas study. The British Council (or Embassy/ High Commission) in your country will also be able to inform you of any other UK scholarship programmes for which you may be eligible.

*The information displayed on this website may be subject to change. The University of Birmingham reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice.