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

College of Arts and Law opportunities

The College of Arts and Law also offers a range of funding opportunities, detailed below. Applications for 2020 entry are now open:

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:

Other opportunities

Birmingham Masters Scholarship Scheme

We are offering over 60 awards of £2,000 to support the brightest and best applicants wishing to undertake Masters study at the University during 2020-21. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 April 2020. Find out more and apply here.

International scholarships

The University also awards a number of scholarships for international students. These include scholarships for students from particular countries and regions, such as the Hong Kong Postgraduate Scholarship and the Fulbright PGT scholarship (USA).

Postgraduate loans 

These government-backed student loans provide up to £10,906 for taught and research Masters courses and up to £25,700 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

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

Funding for current students

Within the College of Arts and Law we thrive on our research, which is why we offer our current postgraduate students the following funding opportunities for new activity or to enhance existing activity: 

Birmingham Global offer a number of Scholarships each year to assist PhD students in travelling to our U21 partners, so that they can further their research and make new connections.

Other University-wide funding schemes for existing students to undertake travel projects and accept internships are also available. For more information on these schemes, please visit the Student Funding Office pages of the intranet.