Birmingham Masters Scholarships

Level of study
Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 31/07/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

The University of Birmingham is 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 during 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded to up to 200 candidates based on academic performance in their previous studies and/or professional experience. Nomination will be based on the following criteria:

  • Academic achievements and previous study
  • Professional qualifications and achievements
  • Strength of the personal statement

Successful candidates will be notified during August 2020.

Value of Award

£2,000 per scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

The Birmingham Master Scholarships will be available to students who are:

  • Domiciled in the UK or EU. Students recorded as Home or EU for fee-status purposes are eligible, provided that they meet the other eligibility criteria
  • Studying full time, lasting 1 or 2 academic years or part-time, lasting 2 to 4 academic years
  • Self-funded. You must be self-funding or applying for a postgraduate government loan to pay your fees and living expenses
  • Not already registered on a postgraduate programme — applicants must not currently be enrolled on a postgraduate degree course;
  • Undertaking to a Masters course in an eligible subject

Eligible courses include LLM; M.A. (Taught); M.Sc. (Pre-reg); M.Sc. (Taught); MPH; MEd; delivered at our Edgbaston Campus or by distance learning. Please note that MA/MSc by Research and MRes (combined taught and research) programmes are NOT eligible.

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 Masters Scholarship, applicants must, by the 31 July deadline, have done both of the following:

  • 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. This must include all of the relevant supporting documentation: references, transcripts if available, and English language certification if applicable. Note that you do not need to have received an offer, you just need to have submitted an application.
  • Completed the Birmingham Masters Scholarship application form. Applicants should enter the application ID number that they were given during their application to the Masters programme.

For more information please refer to the Guidance Notes.


Postgraduate Recruitment Team