Scholarships and funding

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. 

Open Awards

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding

Funding via the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), through the Midlands Graduate School DTP is now open for applications. These awards are available for campus-based doctoral research in a range of disciplines including Applied Linguistics, Area Studies (African Studies), Economic and Social History, and Socio-Legal Studies. Deadline: 18 January 2022. Find out more

College of Arts and Law Masters Scholarships

The College of Arts and Law is pleased to offer a number of Home fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses from September 2022. Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022.  Find out more 

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). Students must be a national of one of the following countries: China, Japan, Korea (South), Taiwan, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam; ordinarily resident outside of the EEA; and studying the subject of Theology (including programmes titled Theology and Religion, Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, Practical Theology) at the University of Birmingham. Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022.  

GREAT Scholarships 2022 - China

As part of the British Council's GREAT Scholarship Scheme for Justice and Law, Birmingham Law School is proud to be able to award a £10,000 scholarship for a student from China to study on our world leading LLM programmes in Edgbaston.  Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022.  Find out more

Harding International Legal Scholarship

For 2022 entry Birmingham Law School are offering £5,000 scholarships to international/EU students on the LLM programme.

Before applying to the Harding International Legal Scholarship, you must have completed an application to study the LLM at our Birmingham campus. You should apply for an LLM via the relevant pathway course page on the Birmingham LLM section of the website. Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022.  Find out more 

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) students by covering 50% tuition fees (at home or overseas rates). Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022

Music Scholarships - Masters

The College of Arts and Law is offering a number of Music scholarships for entry in September 2022. Awards vary in value, and are available to students taking our Masters programmes:

  • Music MA (various pathways)
  • Music MA by Research (specialising in Composition, Musicology or Performance)

Deadline: 4pm on 21 March 2022.  Find out more

Woltmann Scholarship

The Department of Modern Languages is pleased to offer five Home fees-only bursaries for students beginning research Masters programmes (MA by Research, MRes) in 2022-2023, available from the Paul and Henry Woltmann Bequest.  Deadline: 21 March 2022.  Find out more

Postgraduate loans 

These government-backed student loans provide up to £11,570 for taught and research Masters courses and up to £27,265 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

Closed awards

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: