Postgraduate scholarship and funding database

Our database contains details of scholarships and funding opportunities available to support taught and research postgraduate programmes at the University of Birmingham.

Please select the most relevant options below to identify funding opportunities relevant for your level of study, subject and country of domicile. Please note that the information displayed on this website is subject to change and that the University reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice. The database is not a comprehensive list and we encourage you to do your own research into other sources of funding that may be available to you. 

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Search criteria: Postgraduate taught masters, Social Work

Found 22 award(s): Click on the scholarship or bursary title below to check current availability and your eligibility.

Birmingham Masters ScholarshipUniversityClosed 02/07/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)£2,000 per scholarship.We are 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.
Bursaries for IDD on-campus taught MSc in Poverty Inequality and Development programmeUniversityClosed 14/06/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

In 2021-22, IDD will award up to two bursaries to UK/EU applicants to cover up to 50% of the successful applicants' tuition fees for the MSc Poverty Inequality and Development programme.

IDD will award up to two bursaries to UK / EU applicants to cover up to 50% of the successful applicants' tuition fees.
Geoffrey Ma Birmingham Hong Kong Masters ScholarshipExternal, UniversityClosed 31/07/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)The scholarship award is for £10,000 towards tuition fees for an eligible full-time one-year masters taught programme at the University of Birmingham UK campus, starting September 2023The Geoffrey Ma Birmingham Hong Kong Masters Scholarship comprises a limited number of awards of £10,000 to provide support to students study at the University of Birmingham in 2023/24.
Global Masters ScholarshipUniversityClosed 31/08/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)

£2,000 per scholarship.

The University of Birmingham is offering a scholarship for international students, the Global Masters Scholarship, an award of £2,000 to provide support for students commencing their Masters degree in 2023/24.
Sanctuary ScholarshipUniversityClosed 30/04/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Sanctuary Scholars receive a full tuition-fee waiver and £5,000 per year of study to help with living costs. The University will also offer a fully funded place in University-owned accommodation to all Scholars for the duration of your course. You will also receive a welcome pack on starting at the University, which will include useful resources to help get your studies off to a great start.

The University of Birmingham is pleased to be able to offer five Sanctuary Scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate taught students starting at the University in 2023 who have sought refuge in the UK.
The University of Birmingham Lord Karan Bilimoria (Chancellor) ScholarshipUniversityClosed 23/06/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)

One scholarship covering full tuition fees plus the cost of university accommodation during studies (details to be confirmed).

Four additional awards of £5,000 each awarded as tuition fee discounts.

The University of Birmingham is offering a scholarship for students in India, the Lord Karan Bilimoria (Chancellor) Scholarship , is an award to provide support for students commencing their Masters degree in 2023/24.
Alderman Newton’s Educational FoundationCharity/TrustNo deadline; open-ended award

There is no limit on the amount that can be applied for, but most grants are under £5000.


A grant of up to £5000 that provides for educational and vocational training activities to students in need of financial assistance and who are normally resident in the Diocese of Leicester.
Aziz Foundation Masters ScholarshipCharity/TrustClosed 30/06/2023 (Note: competition closed for this year)100% tuition fee.The Aziz Foundation Scholarships Programme offers 100% tuition fee Masters scholarships to support British Muslims to study at UK universities.
Chevening ScholarshipExternalClosed 01/11/2022 (Note: competition closed for this year)The Chevening Scholarships are fully funded, covering flights, accomodation and course fees.Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, enabling outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.
Erasmus+ Master Loan SchemeExternalNo deadline; open-ended awardProspective Master students can receive a loan of up to €12,000 for a 1-year Master or up to €18,000 for a 2-year Master (or equivalent amounts in foreign currency for banks in non-Euro countries, subject to exchange rates).The Erasmus+ Master Loan intends to support full Master studies by Programme country residents in a country other than either their country of residence or the country where they received their first qualification.

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