Birmingham Alumni Scholarships

Level of study
Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closes 26/04/2019

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the launch of the Distinguished Alumni Scholarship scheme. We will be offering awards of £2,000 per scholarship to outstanding alumni wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2019.

Scholarships will be awarded to up to 50 candidates based on academic performance in their previous studies at the University of Birmingham. Nominees will be selected by a cross-college panel at the University. Nomination will be based on the following criteria:

  • Weighted mean marks from their undergraduate study
  • Ranking within their University of Birmingham cohort
  • Professional qualifications and achievements
  • Strength of the personal statement

Note: Students that have previously participated in the University of Birmingham Access to Birmingham Scheme (A2B), Realising Opportunities or a similar outreach or widening participation programme at the University of Birmingham will be prioritised for awards. 

Successful candidates will be notified during May 2019.

Value of Award

£2,000 per scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must:

  • Gain admission to a Masters programme (MA, MSc, LLM, MEd, MPH, MBA) at Birmingham for 2019 entry. Distance-learning programmes and MRes (combined taught and research) programmes are eligible for the awards. MA/MSc by Research degrees are NOT eligible.
  • Be an alumna/alumnus of the University, which includes any student who has undertaken an undergraduate degree or exchange programme (for no less than one semester) at Birmingham. This includes current final-year students.
  • Be self-funded or applying for a postgraduate government loan to pay your fees and living expenses.

Note: students already registered on a postgraduate programme are not eligible to apply

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 Alumni Scholarship, applicants must, by the 26 April deadline, have:

  • 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. Before applying, applicants are advised to read the BAS Guidance Notes 2018.
  • Completed the Birmingham Alumni Scholarship application form. Applicants should enter the application ID number that they were given during their application to the Masters programme.


Postgraduate Recruitment Team

+44 (0)121 414 7136