Postgraduate scholarship and funding database

Our database contains details of scholarships and funding opportunities available to support taught and research postgraduate programmes at the University of Birmingham.

Please select the most relevant options below to identify funding opportunities relevant for your level of study, subject and country of domicile. Please note that the information displayed on this website is subject to change and that the University reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice. The database is not a comprehensive list and we encourage you to do your own research into other sources of funding that may be available to you. 

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Found 146 award(s): Click on the scholarship or bursary title below to check current availability and your eligibility.

African MBA ScholarshipExternal, UniversityNo deadline; open-ended award

The African MBA Scholarship is a full fees scholarship (£30,450 for 2021/22 entry), part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University.

The African MBA Scholarship is a full fees scholarship, part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University.
Beyond Law’s Boundaries? Reimagining Persons and Medical DevicesUniversityClosed 19/04/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

This award will cover:

  • Home tuition fees
  • A stipend (year 1: £19,919, year 2: £21,542, year 3: £23,298)
  • Up to £5,000 contribution to costs for meeting/conferences
PhD Scholarships exploring Beyond Law's Boundaries? Reimagining Persons and Medical Devices.
Birmingham Business School Doctoral ScholarshipsUniversityClosed 30/04/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

A full scholarship is the equivalent of an ESRC studentship and covers Home fees (£4,500 p.a.) plus a living allowance (stipend) of £15,609 per annum for three years, subject to satisfactory progress. For applicants outside the UK or without settled status, a full scholarship equates normally to £20,109 covering full fees and providing a contribution towards living expenses.


The scholarships involve full fees and/or stipends for PhD students across the College of Social Sciences.
Birmingham Masters ScholarshipsUniversityClosed 31/07/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)£1,500 per scholarship.We are pleased to announce the Birmingham Masters Scholarship scheme. We will be offering awards of £1,500 per scholarship to outstanding students wishing to undertake Masters study at the University.
Bursaries for IDD on-campus taught MSc in Poverty Inequality and Development programmeUniversityClosed 14/06/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

In 2021-22, IDD will award up to two bursaries to UK/EU applicants to cover up to 50% of the successful applicants' tuition fees for the MSc Poverty Inequality and Development programme.

IDD will award up to two bursaries to UK / EU applicants to cover up to 50% of the successful applicants' tuition fees.
China Scholarship Council – University of Birmingham PhD ScholarshipsExternal, UniversityClosed 19/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)Up to 10 full PhD scholarships covering full payment of tuition fees (at the 'overseas' fee rate) and any associated bench fees, paid for by the University of Birmingham, and a maintenance stipend and return international airfare between the UK and China, paid for by the China Scholarship Council. The UoB is offering up to 10 joint funded PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (the 'CSC'). Scholarships will be awarded to candidates seeking entry to a PhD programme in Autumn 2021.
College of Arts and Law Masters ScholarshipsUniversityClosed 22/03/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)

These awards cover one year's tuition fees at Home rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.

The College of Arts and Law offers home fees-only scholarships for Master's-level courses starting in September 2021. International students are also eligible to apply to receive a home tuition-fee discount.
Darwin StudentshipsUniversityClosed 31/12/2020 (Note: competition closed for this year)

The School has several Darwin Studentships available to International Students or EU Students who are not citizens of the UK.

The Darwin Studentships specifically fund PhD projects in the area of microbial (preferably bacterial) molecular genetics.
DeepMind ScholarshipUniversityClosed 16/08/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)DeepMind Scholarships are worth approximately £28,685. The value of the scholarship is applied against UK tuition fees, a maintenance grant of £15,285 (to use for living costs) paid in instalments over the duration of the course, funding of up to £2,000 to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the course as well as £1,500 towards purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.).The School of Computer Science offers four scholarships, generously funded by DeepMind, that are open to applicants currently holding an offer for the MSc Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) BursariesUniversityClosed 04/06/2021 (Note: competition closed for this year)The bursary covers fees only.For the Academic year 2021-22, POLSIS is pleased to offer a range of full and partial bursaries for both domestic/EU and non-EU students.

If you are aware of any funding opportunities not listed here which you think should be included, please let us know. We also welcome enquiries from organisations wishing to submit information on funding opportunities for inclusion in our database. Please contact us by emailing