University of Birmingham / KAPLAN Outstanding Achievement Scholarships

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Overseas (Non-EU)
Type of Award
External, University
Deadline for applying
Closes 26/07/2024

Award Description

In partnership with Kaplan International College London (KICL), the University of Birmingham is pleased to provide this scholarship for academic high achievers.

Who we are looking for

You should have an excellent academic background.

The allocation of the award will be made based on academic excellence and a willingness to support the University in promoting Kaplan and the Kaplan-University pathway through volunteering whilst studying at the University.

By accepting the award, the scholar will agree to support the partnership between the University and KICL by, for example, helping with future student visits, being available for testimonials/ photos/videos for marketing purposes and engaging in other activities such as blogging (if required).

Value of Award

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce 3 scholarship awards of £4,000 for students, currently studying at Kaplan International College London (KICL), who is applying for entry to an undergraduate programme at the University starting September 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Have received an offer and selected the University of Birmingham as their firm choice for a full time undergraduate programme starting September 2024. The student must be entering the first year of an undergraduate programme based at Birmingham’s UK campus.
  • Meet the academic conditions of their offer to the programme.
  • Be enrolled on a foundation course at KICL in the 2023/24 academic year.
  • 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 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 cannot be deferred). 
  • Upon enrolment in September 2024, pay their net tuition fees for the first year by 1 November, immediately following enrolment.

Please note that students already registered and studying on a programme at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and students applying for MBChB Medicine and Surgery or BDS Dental Surgery or any Engineering and Physical Sciences programmes are not eligible for this scholarship. However, 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.

International Year One Engineering, and Pre-masters students are not eligible for this scholarship. The University provides alternative scholarships which may be of interest.

How to Apply

No application is necessary.

KICL and University of Birmingham will jointly identify the three highest achieving students who meet the eligibility requirements. Nominated students will be asked to complete a form to accept the award and agree to participate in activites that jointly promote the University of Birmingham and Kaplan pathway. If the nominated student declines the terms, the next highest achieving student will be offered the award.

The full Scholarship will be award upon enrolment of the student on their programme in September 2024 and will be deducated from the first-year tuition fees only.

Only the successful scholarship awardee will be notified of the outcome.