Undergraduate scholarships and prizes

The School of Chemical Engineering provides a number of scholarships to candidates with excellent academic records applying for undergraduate programmes, and awards prizes to our top performing undergraduate students at all levels of study. 

The scholarships below refer to new students commencing their studies in 2021; scholarships for 2022 entrants are currently under review and will be updated shortly.

Scholarships for UK students

Chemical Engineering entrance scholarships

The School of Chemical Engineering has a number of High Achievers Entrance Scholarships for UK for candidates with excellent academic records applying for undergraduate programmes.

Candidates who achieve A*A*A (with A*s in maths and chemistry) in their A levels , who have chosen Birmingham as their firm choice through UCAS for 2020 entrance, will be eligible for an award of £1,000.

There is no special application process for the scholarships – awards will be made automatically to the eligible UK and students admitted to the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. 

University scholarships

Please see the University's funding database for details of other centrally-administered scholarships.

Scholarships for international students

The following awards are available to all privately funded international fee status students applying for undergraduate programmes in the School of Chemical Engineering:

Table to hold scholarship data
ScholarshipGrade Criteria
Excellence Scholarship

A Levels: A*AA

IB: 7, 6, 6 from Higher Levels

HKDSE: 5*, 5, 5

Indian Standard XII: A* subject: 90% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra; or 85% West Bengal, 95% Other State boards Plus Overall: 85% ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra; or 80% West Bengal; or 90% Other State board

Malaysia - One of the following:

  • STPM: Grades equivalent to A level grades above
  • UEC: Overall grade A2 will be considered

American system: Please see our USA undergraduate entry requirements for A Level equivalencies.

First Class Scholarship
Students attaining >70% at the end of years 1 and 2 for BEng programmes and years 1, 2, and 3 for MEng programmes.

For other equivalencies, please see our web pages specific to your country.

All eligible students will receive an Excellence Scholarship of £3,000 automatically. This amount will be offset against their tuition fees.

During the degree programme, those whose performance is judged to be excellent will also be eligible for the First Class Scholarship which is worth £1,500 per year, providing the student proceeds normally to the next level with an average >70%. Therefore, the best students could receive a total of £7,500 over a four year degree.

A wide range of international qualifications will be considered - please contact the admissions tutor to find out the criteria that would apply in each case.

University scholarships

Please see the University's funding database for details of other centrally-administered scholarships.