Student Opportunities

The University of Birmingham is proud to be part of the Universitas 21 network, alongside 26 other globally renowned research intensive universities. Membership of the network brings with it opportunities for our students to travel to those partners, meet their peers and engage with international activities.

The university offers a number of bursaries and scholarships every year to our undergraduate and postgraduate students to support their travel to our prestigious U21 partners, either to attend events or to further their own research. Please read below about some of their experiences and the benefits to their personal and professional development.

To see which awards and opportunities are available, please visit our U21 Summer Bursaries intranet page for undergraduates, and our U21 PhD Scholarships intranet page for postgraduates. 

Museums and Collections Award, University of Melbourne

Lucy Cooper, University of Melbourne Library, August 2014

Lucy Cooper (MA Heritage Management) spent the summer at the University of Melbourne after securing our U21 Museums and Collections Award.

Fudan University Summer School

Ana Ture, the Great Wall of China, July 2014

Ana Ture (BA History) attended the Fudan University Summer School in Shanghai China after being awarded one of our U21 Summer Event bursaries

U21 PhD Scholarship

Charlotte Bendall in Canada, September 2014

Charlotte Bendall (Law) visited McGill University and the University of British Columbia to further her research

Universitas 21 Summer School

University of Birmingham students at the U21 Summer School, UNSW, July 2014

Four University of Birmingham students attended the U21 Summer School at the University of New South Wales, Australia

Universitas 21 Undergraduate Research Conference

Phyo at West Lake, Hangzhou, Shanghai

Phyo Khaing (Medicine) attended the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

U21 Guatemala Social Entrepreneurship Project

Maria in Guatemala with her international peers and a member of the local community

Maria Barlow (Natural Sciences) successfully applied for a bursary through our Global Challenge initiative to participate in this project, jointly funded by International Relations and the Careers Network.