Postgraduate Taught Scholarships in Birmingham Business School

We have a number of scholarships available for students joining us in September 2021 on the following full-time 12-month programmes:


In order to be eligible to apply, you must fulfil all the following criteria:

How to apply

You must complete our online scholarship application form, a link to which will be emailed to you shortly after you have received the offer from the University of Birmingham to start one of the full-time programmes above. Please read the instructions in that email and on the application form carefully before submitting it. If you do not complete the application form using the link in the email, you will not be considered for one of our scholarships.

The scholarship application must be fully completed and submitted by 3 May 2021. Please note that scholarship applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply as early as possible.

At Birmingham Business School, our vision is to promote curiosity and thought leadership for Responsible Business. As part of your scholarship application, you will be required to complete a written exercise which will be reviewed alongside your course application. In no more than 4000 characters (including spaces) we ask that you answer the following question in as much detail as possible:

  • How will you use the skills you gain by completing your Masters programme at the University of Birmingham to develop good Responsible Business practices in your future career? Please use this space to outline your post-graduation plans and explain how the programme you have applied for will equip you to realise your Responsible Business goals.

As part of this scheme we have a number of scholarships reserved for University of Birmingham alumni. If you are an alumni, please indicate this in the appropriate section on the application form before submitting your scholarship application.


All awards will be made on the basis of academic excellence as assessed from your course application alongside the written statement in the scholarship application. Scholarship applications will be assessed on a rolling basis by a Business School Scholarship Committee.

Terms and Conditions

  • Scholarships are awarded as a fee discount on the overall total fee for the programme. The value of the scholarships will be determined by the Business School Scholarship Committee
  • Applicants who have been successfully awarded a scholarship will be contacted by email and will be given a deadline to accept the award. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. Due to the high number of scholarship applications we receive, we will update our scholarship webpage periodically with details of when successful applications will be contacted
  • You will not be eligible for any further discount to the tuition fee through any other University of Birmingham scheme should you receive one of these scholarships

Other funding from around the University

UK students

Birmingham Masters Scholarship scheme

We are offering up to 200 awards of £2,000 to support the brightest and best applicants wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2020-21.

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.