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 MBA applicants

Full-time MBA scholarships

We have a number of scholarships for students on our 12 month full-time MBA programmes, providing a financial contribution towards your tuition fees. Assessment will be made via a separate application process only open to offer holders for the Birmingham MBA 12 month full time programmes for 2022/23 entry. 

You must complete our online scholarship application form, a link to which will be emailed to you shortly after you have received an offer from the University of Birmingham for a 12 month full-time MBA programme. 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 MBA scholarships.

The MBA scholarship application must be fully completed and submitted by the deadlines shown below. Please note that scholarship applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so please apply as early as possible.

Birmingham Business School MBA Scholarship: Friday 3rd June 2022

African MBA Scholarship: Friday 4th March 2022

Claire and Sean Henry Scholarship (India): Friday 4th March 2022

These prestigious scholarships will be awarded to candidates who exhibit the highest standards of academic excellence, relevant experience and who are passionate about Responsible Business. 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 on Responsible Business which will be reviewed alongside your course application

For more details, please contact: mbaadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Birmingham Business School MBA Scholarship

  • Open to all offer holders for the Birmingham MBA 12 month full-time programmes.
  • The Birmingham Business School MBA Scholarship is worth up to 50% of the tuition fees.
  • A number of scholarships are available.
    • Scholarship application deadline: Friday 3rd June 2022 – applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

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 (£31,500 for 2022/23 entry), part funded by a private donor with a commitment to Africa and part by the University. 
  • Please note this scholarship is only available to one 12 month full-time MBA offer holder for 2022/23 entry.
  • Scholarship application deadline: Friday 4th March 2022

Claire and Sean Henry Scholarship (India)

  • The scholarship holder will be in financial need as determined by the University.
  • The scholarship holder will be from India.
  • The scholarship will be allocated on the basis of intellectual excellence, relevant experience and clarity of future plans as determined by the selection committee.
  • The Claire and Sean Henry Scholarship is a full-fees scholarship (£31,500 for 2022/23 entry), part funded by a private donor and part by the University. 
  • Please note this scholarship is only available to one 12 month full-time MBA offer holder for 2022/23 entry.
    • Scholarship application deadline: Friday 4th March 2022.

Executive MBA Scholarships

 We are offering a limited number of scholarship awards to eligible candidates joining our Executive MBA (non-Apprenticeship route) for March 2022 and September 2022 entry. These are partial scholarship awards and will be allocated to candidates based on their MBA application, CV and Personal Statement. Please email mbaadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk 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 www.fulbright.co.uk.

 

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