Global Masters Scholarship

We are delighted to be offering a major scholarship for international students, the Global Masters Scholarship, an award of £10,000 to provide support for you to study at the University of Birmingham in 2022/23. This page will guide you through some of the information you need to apply.


The Global Masters Scholarship for International Students

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The Global Masters Scholarship

Birmingham has a proud heritage of removing barriers to education to enable the most academically talented students to fulfil their potential in learning and education. 

In keeping with this tradition we are proud to be launching the Global Masters Scholarship to attract and support the most academically talented international students from across the world to our Masters degrees during the 2022/23 academic year.

Approximately 40 scholarships will be awarded with a value of up to £10,000 GBP. This award will be deducted from the total tuition fees owed by each successful scholar.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is 30 June 2022 at 23:59 (UK time / GMT+1). 

Eligibility criteria

All taught Masters programmes are eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of programmes in the Birmingham Business School, for which there are separate MSc and MBA scholarships on offer.

Eligible candidates must: 

  • Have received, and accepted, an offer of admission for a taught Masters degree at the University of Birmingham UK Campus to study in the 2022/23 academic year.
  • Be classed as ‘domiciled’ in one of the eligible countries.
  • Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes.
  • Start their studies at the University in September/ October 2022 on a course delivered on-campus.
  • Have paid the standard £2,000 Admissions deposit by 30 June 2022.
  • Candidates should have, or be expecting to achieve, a first class overall grade (at least 70% in the UK system) in a bachelors degree or equivalent.

Students who are already recieving a full scholarship or sponsorship covering full tuition fees from an alternative internal or external source are not eligible for this scholarship. Those with other partial awards may be able to conjoin this scholarship with other scholarships.

Which countries can apply?

 

  • Algeria
  • Canada
  • China (PRC)
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong (SAR of PRC)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Seychelles
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

 

Who is not eligible to apply?

  • Those who decide to defer the programme start date to September 2023 as it is only available for 2022 entry. 
  • Students applying for programmes in the Birmingham Business School are not eligible for this scholarship but are eligible for other separate MSc and MBA scholarships offered by the Business School.
  • Students choosing to complete a 'distance learning' programme.

How to apply

This is a competitive scholarship and candidates who fulfil the eligibility requirements outlined above, and who have been issued and accepted an offer of admission to a Masters degree at Birmingham, are welcome to apply for this scholarship by completing our online scholarship application form below.

Please complete the form accurately and in full as any incomplete applications will not be considered and cannot be amended once submitted. Please only complete the scholarship application form once as any duplicate applications will not be considered and we will only review your first submission. 

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is 30 June 2022 at 23:59 (UK time / GMT+1). 

Global Masters Scholarship Application Form

Selection process and awarding

Once the deadline has passed the scholarship applications will be collated and a longlist formed on the basis of the information provided. Selection panels will be formed comprising academic and professional services staff across the five Colleges of the University, which will be tasked with shortlisting and selection to identify those candidates demonstrating the highest academic talent.

Successful candidates will be formally notified via email. Regrettably, owing to the volume of applications received, we will only be contacting those who have been successfully selected. 

The University will make its best endeavours to input the scholarship details onto each student’s CAS record for visa application purposes by the 31 July 2022 (this ‘note’ will be visible for the UKVI but not the student). The scholarship, applied as a discount to tuition fees, will be awarded upon enrolment of the successful candidates in September 2022.

Financial conditions

Please note that scholarship awardees must have sufficient funds to cover the full cost of living at the University of Birmingham (plus any visa/travel expenses associated with studying in the UK) and must also be able to pay the outstanding tuition fees that are not covered by the scholarship.

To secure this scholarship, candidates must have completed online registration and be ‘Normally Registered’ by 3 October (23:59 UK time/ GMT+1). If this is not the case, the university will withdraw the scholarship. Candidates must have also paid their net tuition fees for the first year by 1 November, or have set up a payment plan and paid their first instalment. 

If you withdraw from your programme of study at the University this scholarship will also be fully withdrawn and you will be required to pay your tuition fees. The date of your withdrawal (as reported to Taught Student Administration) and the type of programme will determine the amount of tuition fee that you will be charged.

For more information please refer to our Frequently asked questions page 

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Get in touch

If you've got any follow up questions, please feel free to get in touch with us with any questions via pg@contacts.bham.ac.uk