The College of Arts and Law is a vibrant community of students and academics, dedicated to ensuring that excellence is rewarded, and that fears about finance do not constrain current or prospective students. For this reason, in addition to University funding schemes, we offer our own College-specific funding initiatives.
Birmingham Masters Scholarships
The University of Birmingham is pleased to announce the Birmingham Masters Scholarship scheme. We will be offering awards of £2,000 per scholarship to outstanding students wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2023-24.
College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships
College of Arts and Law Postgraduate Scholarships offering awards of up to £10,000 for postgraduate courses in the College of Arts and Law.
Global Masters Scholarships
The University of Birmingham is offering £2,000 scholarships for international students studying with us in September 2023. This award is available to all international students from a selection of countries who are seeking to study a taught Masters degree at Birmingham in the 2023/24 academic year.
Music Scholarships - Masters
The College of Arts and Law is offering a number of Music scholarships for entry in September 2023. Awards vary in value, and are available to students taking our Masters programmes: Music MA (various pathways) and Music MA by Research (specialising in Composition, Musicology or Performance).
Music Scholarships - Doctoral
The College of Arts and Law is offering a number of Music scholarships of varying values to students taking our Doctoral programmes: Music PhD (specialising in Composition, Musicology or Performance).
University of Birmingham Postgraduate Progression Award: fee discounts for Final Year students
Our Postgraduate Progression Awards – offering final year undergraduates studying at the University of Birmingham a fee discount of £1,500 for postgraduate study – are our commitment to you as a Birmingham graduate in appreciation of your choice to stay with us for your postgraduate degree. We want to ensure that, as a Birmingham graduate, you have the support needed to continue studying and developing your career. With the familiarity of the University of Birmingham you will continue to have access to our resources, facilities, and support networks to continue your studies and shape your future.
Edna Pearson Scholarship
The Edna Pearson Scholarship is a partial fees scholarship, awarded by the Department of History. Please contact the College of Arts and Law Graduate School for further information about this scholarship email@example.com.
Haywood Doctoral Scholarship
The College of Arts and Law is offering the Haywood Scholarship to an outstanding doctoral research candidate in History of Art. The Haywood Scholarship provides for Home tuition fees and a small maintenance grant. As an EU/international student, you will receive a reduction in tuition fees equivalent to the Home rate if successful, plus a small maintenance grant.
Sir Henry Thomas Scholarship for postgraduate study in Modern Languages
The Department of Modern Languages are seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a postgraduate scholarship for research in Modern Languages. We welcome submissions from prospective students intending to work in any area of Modern Languages. This is a full-time award for students starting their doctoral research between September 2023 and January 2024. This award is not available to current Doctoral students.
CG Robinson Scholarship
The Charles Grant Robinson scholarship was founded by the late Hugh Morton who was Treasurer of the University. It will provide fees at Home rate for a graduate in an English subject to study at Masters level for one year. For part-time students this will be split over two years pro-rata. This scholarship is for campus based programmes only in the Departments of English Literature and English Language and Linguistics.
AL Johnson Scholarship
The scholarship was founded by Professor Leith in memory of Alec Johnson who was killed in action. It will provide a variable contribution to fees for a graduate in an English subject to study at Masters level for one year. For part-time students this will be split over two years pro-rata. This scholarship is for campus based programmes only in the departments of English Literature and English Language and Linguistics.
GREAT Scholarships 2023 - India and Thailand
In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, University of Birmingham is offering two scholarships to students in India and Thailand applying for postgraduate courses in Birmingham Law School. The GREAT Scholarships 2023 programme, launched by the British Council together with 49 UK universities, supports postgraduate students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam to access world-class UK higher education opportunities. The scholarship programme offers financial support of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for any of the LLM Programmes at the University of Birmingham Law School.
- The deadline for applications is Monday 3 April 2023 at 16:00 GMT
- Find out more about GREAT Scholarships
- Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China or Pakistan to be applicable
GREAT Scholarships 2023 - China and Pakistan
In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, University of Birmingham is offering two scholarships to students from China and Pakistan applying for postgraduate courses in Birmingham Law School. The GREAT Scholarships 2023 programme, launched by the British Council together with 49 UK universities, supports postgraduate students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam to access world-class UK higher education opportunities.
The scholarship programme offers financial support of £10,000 to students pursuing one-year postgraduate study in the UK. Students can apply for any programme in the College of Arts and Law for September 2023/24 entry.
The Amphlett Scholarship
The Amphlett Fund is committed to advancing the education of overseas students in the subject of Theology. The Amphlett Scholarship supports Masters Level (Taught) students by covering 50% tuition fees (at Overseas (Non-EU) rates).
The Islam Scholarship
The Islam Fund supports study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at University of Birmingham. The Islam Scholarship supports Masters Level (taught) Islamic Studies students by covering 50% tuition fees (at home or overseas rates).
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Harding International Legal Scholarship
One of our newer scholarships, encouraging International students to study our LLM Programmes. Awards of up to £5,000 as a fee waiver with a focus on supporting employability in the sector.
Kalisher Trust LLM Scholarship
The mission of the Kalisher Trust is to encourage and support talented students who may find the costs of reaching the Criminal Bar prohibitive. This is a full scholarship for Home fee status students and a £6,000 grant towards living expenses.
These government-backed student loans provide up to £11,836 for taught and research Masters courses and up to £27,892 for postgraduate doctoral courses in all subject areas, including programmes delivered on campus or by distance learning. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information can be found on the UK government website.
Financial aid for American students
The University of Birmingham is approved by the US Department of Education to offer the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Programme, enabling eligible American students to access financial support. Find out about the loans available, whether you are eligible and how to apply.
Additional funding opportunities
Other funding opportunities may be available to prospective postgraduate students throughout the year. For details of all funding opportunities that may be available to you, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.
Applications to the scholarships below are now closed. These pages are provided for guidance only, prior to the next round of funding being announced, if available:
Funding for current students
We offer our current postgraduate students the following funding opportunities for new activity or to enhance existing activity: