Birmingham Masters Scholarship

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 01/07/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the Birmingham Masters Scholarship scheme. We will be offering awards of £2,000 per scholarship to outstanding students wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2022-23.

Scholarships will be awarded to over 200 candidates based on academic performance in their previous studies and/or professional experience.

Eligibility to receive the scholarship will be determined by a University selection panel based on the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence and previous study -  Birmingham Masters Scholarships are primarily awarded on the basis of academic performance in the applicants’ previous studies
  • Professional qualifications and achievements - Qualifications and other notable achievements from relevant professional roles will be taken into account
  • Strength of the personal statement - The personal statement is a chance to make the application stand out. It should, amongst other things: outline your interest in the subject, demonstrate that your background has sufficiently prepared you for the degree, mention any relevant experience and outline how the course will fit into your future plans
  • University or College subject priorities

Value of Award

£2,000 per scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

The Birmingham Master Scholarships will be available to students who are:

  • Domiciled in the UK. Students recorded as Home for fee-status purposes are eligible, provided that they meet the other eligibility criteria
  • Self-funded — you must be self-funding or applying for a postgraduate government loan to pay your fees and living expenses and not in receipt of any other scholarships (excluding the University of Birmingham Postgraduate Progression Award which can be held in addition to the Birmingham Masters Scholarship);
  • Not already registered on a postgraduate programme — applicants must not currently be enrolled on a postgraduate degree course;
  • Undertaking to a Masters course in an eligible subject

Eligible courses include LLM; M.A. (Taught); M.Sc. (Pre-reg); M.Sc. (Taught); MPH; MEd; delivered at our Edgbaston Campus or by distance learning. Please note that MA/MSc by Research and MRes (combined taught and research) programmes are NOT eligible.

Candidates are expected to attain a First-class or Upper Second-class (2:1) Honours degree (or the equivalent) for their undergraduate qualification.

How to Apply

To be considered for a Birmingham Masters Scholarship, applicants must have done both of the following:

  • Made an application to their intended Masters programme. Please apply through the relevant programme page on the Course finder section of the University of Birmingham website. This must include all of the relevant supporting documentation: references, transcripts if available, and English language certification if applicable. Note that you do not need to have received an offer, you just need to have submitted an application
  • Completed the Birmingham Masters Scholarship application form. Applicants should enter the application ID number that they were given during their application to the Masters programme

Applications are now open. The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Friday 1 July 2022. Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome by the end of August 2022.


Are you a current final year undergraduate student at Birmingham? Apply for the Postgraduate Progression Award 

Are you an International student? Check out our postgraduate scholarships for International postgraduate students 

Please note: If you applied for the first round of our Birmingham Masters Scholarship which closed on 30 April 2022, you do not need to apply again. If successful, you will be notified of the outcome of your application to round 1 at the beginning of June 2022.


Postgraduate Recruitment Team