PhD scholarships

Academic experts at Birmingham continue to impact the lives of people regionally, nationally and globally through ground-breaking research to address the key challenges facing the world today.

Support from the alumni community and friends is important to maintaining the University's pursuit of excellence across multiple academic disciplines.

What's the impact?

Donations could help attract some of the brightest, most promising researchers in the world, by funding outstanding PhD students and Research Fellows. With philanthropic support, they can work in an environment that continues to pioneer new ways of thinking and new techniques to tackle some of the greatest challenges of our age.

Why Birmingham?

As England's first civic university, Birmingham was founded by Joseph Chamberlain with a vision of accepting students from all religions and backgrounds on an equal basis, and this belief remains central to the University today.

PhD students are playing a huge role in world-leading research at the University like the study of gravitational waves, the Birmingham Institute of Microbiology and Infection's (IMI) work on antibiotic resistance and innovative cures for childhood cancer.

How you can help

Your gift could help talented researchers come to Birmingham and become the next generation of world-leading innovators. For further information about this project and how you can help, email