MBA Scholarships and funding

We want you to be completely aware of your financial commitment before becoming a student at Birmingham. This page provides you with information on gaining financial support and other costs involved in MBA study so that you can plan your finances from day one.

Scholarships for full-time MBA applicants

MBA International Business and MBA Global Banking & Finance

We have a number of scholarships for students on our 12 month full –time MBA programmes, providing a financial contribution towards your tuition fees. Our scholarships are allocated on a case-by-case basis to outstanding applicants.

Assessment will be made based on a candidate’s MBA application, CV, and Personal Statement. A rolling assessment process will be in place throughout the application cycle. 

Please contact Victoria Malin, MBA Recruitment and Admissions Officer, for more details:

MBA Donor Scholarships

African MBA Scholarship

  • The scholarship holder will be in financial need as determined by the University.
  • The scholarship holder will be from the continent of Africa.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of intellectual excellence, relevant experience and evidence of a commitment to the economic development of Africa.
  • The African MBA Scholarship is a full-fees scholarship (£28,980 for 2020/21 entry), part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University. 

Scholarships for part-time MBA applicants

We are offering a limited number of scholarship awards to eligible candidates joining our Executive MBA (non-Degree Apprenticeship route) for September 2020. Please email for more details.

Additional funding

For 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. For more information visit our postgraduate funding database.

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. 

For 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.

The Fulbright Program

American citizens with a minimum 3.5 GPA in their Bachelors degree may apply for Fulbright awards specifically for MBA students. Details and application forms are available via the Fulbright Programe webpage or from:

Institute of International Education 
809 United Nations Plaza 
New York NY 10017-3580 
Telephone (212) 984 5330

Closing date for applications is October of the preceding year of study. Information is also available on at


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