University of Birmingham Thailand Postgraduate Outstanding Achievement Scholarships

Level of study
Any Postgraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Nationality
Thailand
Type of Award
External, University
Deadline for applying
Closed 30/06/2024 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the Postgraduate Outstanding Achievement award of £4,000 for select Thailand students applying for entry to a postgraduate programme at the University starting September 2024.

These are joint awards with our local representatives who will be invited to send nominations of the students to the University based on their academic scores and a 250-300 word summary on ‘Why Birmingham’.

The scholarships will be awarded to the highest performing students starting their University of Birmingham programme in the 2024/2025 academic year.

Value of Award

The scholarship is £4,000 towards tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate degree programme at the University of Birmingham UK campus, starting September 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who are applying for government scholarships are still able to apply for our awards, but if the student does receive a full government scholarship or alternative scholarship award then they are no longer eligible for this scholarship.

In order to be eligible, candidates must:

  • You should have an excellent academic background. Candidates should have or be expecting a 2.1 in a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Have received an offer and selected the University of Birmingham as their firm choice for a full-time postgraduate programme starting September 2024. The student must be entering the first year of postgraduate programme based at Birmingham’s UK campus.
  • Meet the academic conditions of their offer to the programme.
  • Be classed as domiciled in Thailand.  
  • Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes and be able to pay the outstanding tuition fees not covered by the scholarship.
  • Have paid their £2,000 deposit by the deadline stated in their offer letter from the Admissions Office.
  • Have sufficient funds to cover the full cost of living at the University of Birmingham, plus any visa/travel expenses associated with studying in the UK.
  • Start their studies at the University in September 2024 (the scholarship award may not be deferred).
  • If a scholarship recipient decides to defer their programme start date to September 2025, they will no longer be eligible as the scholarship is only available for programmes starting in September 2024.
  • Students seeking to study on a course solely delivered as a ‘distance learning’ programme are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Postgraduate programmes including PGDip and PGCert programmes are not eligible.
  • Be registered with, and have their postgraduate study application attached to, one of our local representatives listed below in alphabetical order.
  • Submit your scholarship application through one of our local representatives by the deadline; 30th June 2024.
  • Upon enrolment in September 2024, pay their net tuition fees for the academic year by 1 November, immediately following enrolment.
  • Successful recipients of the scholarships must have completed online registration and be ‘Normally Registered’ by 3 October (23:59 UK time/ GMT+1). If this is not the case, the university will withdraw the scholarship.
  • If a scholarship recipient withdraws from their academic programme of study at the University the scholarship will also be fully withdrawn, and the student will be required to pay any tuition fees owed. The date of the withdrawal (as reported to Taught Student Administration) and the type of programme will determine the amount of tuition fee that will be owed.
  • If a scholarship recipient decides to defer their programme start date to September 2025, they will no longer be eligible as the scholarship is only available for programmes starting in September 2024.

How to Apply

This is a competitive scholarship, please ensure you have fulfilled the eligibility requirements outlined above.

To apply for the scholarship students will need to have accepted an offer from the University of Birmingham, have selected Birmingham as their firm choice and paid the deposit. Be registered with, and have their postgraduate study application attached to, one of our local representatives listed here in alphabetical order; Go Uni, Hands On, IDP and SI-UK.
The last date to apply for the scholarship is 30th June 2024.

Selection for the award will be based on academic merit and a 250-300 word summary on ‘Why Birmingham’ to be submitted to your local representative.

Only under exceptional circumstances in which the University is unable to choose an awardee based solely on academic merit (for instance, if two candidates have identical grades) will applicants be asked to attend an online interview.

Awarding

Decisions will be announced in early July and the scholarships will be awarded upon the students’ enrolment in September 2024. Regrettably, owing to the volume of applications received, we will only be contacting those who have been successfully selected. 

Scholarships will be awarded based on the eligibility criteria outlined above and according to the application and admission process stated above. The University will make its best endeavours to input the scholarship details onto each student’s CAS record for visa application purposes (this ‘note’ will be visible for the UKVI but not the student). The scholarship, applied as a discount to tuition fees, will be awarded/ applied upon enrolment of the successful candidate in September 2024.

In accepting and securing this scholarship, awardees are expected to support the University, to a reasonable extent and for a reasonable period of time, by providing profiles, testimonials and engaging in ambassadorial activities if requested by the University. 

Local Representatives

For further information please contact our local representatives:

Go Uni
E.  info@gouni.co.th
W.  www.gouni.co.th  

Hands On

E.  info@hands-on.co.th 
W. www.hands-on.co.th/scholarships

IDP
E.  info.bangkok@idp.com
W. www.idp.com/thailand

SI-UK
E.   bangkok@studyin-uk.com
W.   www.siuk-thailand.com