Postgraduate Taught Scholarships in Birmingham Business School

We have a number of scholarships available for students joining us in September 2020 on the following programmes:

Open Scholarships

We have 30 'open scholarships' available worth £5,000 each for candidates applying to any of the four programmes listed above. In order to be eligible to apply, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • already have, or expect to receive, a first or upper second class honours degree (2.i) or equivalent
  • already hold an offer from the University of Birmingham to start a full-time programme in MSc International Business, MSc Financial Management, MSc Management or MSc International Accounting and Finance in September 2020

Download the terms and conditions for the Birmingham Business School Open Scholarships (PDF - 215KB).

Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships

We will also be offering 10 'Dean's Academic Excellence Scholarships', each worth £10,000, for candidates applying to any of the four programmes listed above. In order to be eligible to apply, you must fulfil all of the following criteria:

  • be classed as an overseas student for fees purposes
  • already have, or expect to receive, a first-class honours degree or equivalent
  • already hold an offer from the University of Birmingham to start a full-time programme in MSc International Business, MSc Financial Management, MSc Management or MSc International Accounting and Finance in September 2020

The Student shall not be eligible for any further discount to the tuition fee through any other scheme should a Student receive one of these Scholarships.

Download the terms and conditions for the Birmingham Business School Open Scholarships (PDF - 209KB).

How to apply

You must complete our scholarship application form no later than midnight GMT on Sunday 26 April 2020. We aim to contact students regarding the outcome of their application by Friday 19 June.

The scholarship application form also contains a section to add a written statement of no more than 4000 characters (including spaces) to support your application for a scholarship. All awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence as assessed from your course application alongside the support written statement in the scholarship application.

Scholarships are awarded as a fee discount on the overall total fee for the programme.

Other funding from around the University

UK students

University Scholarships

The University has a number of scholarships available to postgraduate students. These cover both research and taught programmes, and assist with the cost of tuition fees. Find out more information about available Scholarships and Grants by using our PG Funding Database.

Birmingham Alumni Scholarship (BAS)

We are offering awards of £2,000 per scholarship to outstanding alumni wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2018-19.

The Grants Register

Most large public libraries will have a copy of the Grants Register and possibly other publications, which list various grant-awarding and charitable bodies which may be willing to assist postgraduate students in certain circumstances. 

International Students

The British Council

The largest provider of assistance to international students is the British Council . As well as distributing British Government awards, it also acts as an agent for other funding bodies. For further information, contact the nearest British Council office to your home or, if in doubt or there is not one near you, the Educational Attache at the British Embassy or High Commission in your capital city.

University Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships for international students to reward outstanding academic achievement. For more information visit International Scholarships, or use our PG Funding Database.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship 

Students studying on MSc Development Economics may be eligible to apply for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, including the University of Birmingham, to jointly support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom. Applications close on 31 March 2018.