Undergraduate Scholarships, School of Engineering

Because of its strong links with industry, the University of Birmingham is offering enhanced scholarships to bright students studying the internationally respected degrees in Engineering.

The scholarships below relate to the following programmes and are for entry in 2018:

Scholarships for UK/EU students

The School of Engineering offers first-class scholarships to eligible UK and EU undergraduates.

  • The University of Birmingham must be your firm choice on UCAS.
  • You must achieve A*AA at A-level in approved subjects, including A* in A-level Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
  • International Baccalaureates of 32 overall with 766 in HL subjects to include 7 in HL Mathematics.
  • The First Class Scholarship has a value of £2500 on entry. This may be enhanced depending on the course you choose to follow in your second year.*
  • Other qualifications equivalent to A-levels will be considered – please contact the Admissions Office to find out the criteria.

*For further information please contact the Admissions Office at ug-admissions-eng@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Terms and conditions

  1. Only A-levels in approved subjects count towards the Scholarship.  We do not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking, etc. For confirmation about the status of any subject, please contact the Admissions Office at ug-admissions-eng@contacts.bham.ac.uk
  2. The Scholarship is awarded in the student’s year of entry to the School of Engineering (i.e. the academic year 2018-2019).
  3. Students who were not awarded the Scholarship on entry will not be eligible for it in subsequent years.
  4. Students in receipt of scholarships from organisations other than the University of Birmingham are also eligible for this award.
  5. There is no special application process for the Scholarship.  Awards will be made automatically to all eligible UK and EU students admitted to the School of Engineering in September of the year you commence your study at Birmingham.
  6. The University’s decision as to whether a qualification is equivalent to A*AA or above at A-level is final.
  7. Conditions are subject to change.  Awards are made to candidates who meet the terms and conditions current at the time of entry to the University.

University scholarships

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

Scholarships for international students

Bursaries and Excellence Scholarships

The School of Engineering offers scholarships to international students applying for undergraduate programmes whose fees are not wholly paid by a sponsoring body. These are worth between £1,500 and £3,000.

 Amount awardedWho is eligible?
Achievement Scholarship £1,500 International students who attain AAB or equivalent on entry
Excellence Scholarship An additional £1,500 International students who attain A*AA/AAAA or equivalent on entry

A wide range of international qualifications will be considered - please contact the Admissions Team to find out the criteria that would apply in each case. Full terms and conditions are posted below.

To be eligible for the award the University of Birmingham must be your firm choice on UCAS. Awards will be made to students commencing any programme offered by the School.

To retain the Achievement Scholarship, you must continue to perform at first class level – ie you must achieve an average mark of at least 70% at the end of each year.  The Excellence Scholarship is awarded for first year only.

There is no special application process – the awards will be made automatically to all eligible students admitted to the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham who apply by the end of September to commence their studies in the September/October of their year of entry.

If you are in receipt of support from other funding bodies which wholly cover their tuition fees you not eligible for any of the awards. If you are in receipt of part-funding you should contact the admissions tutor to check your eligibility.

Terms and Conditions

Awards and Scholarships for International Students applying for 2018 entry to:

  1. The School of Engineering offers an ‘Achievement Scholarship’ of £1500 to privately funded students who are categorised as overseas for fees purposes (‘overseas students’) and whose entry grades exceed the required threshold.
  2. Privately funded overseas students exceeding a higher threshold are eligible for a further ‘Excellence Scholarship’ of £1500.
  3. Students who are wholly state-funded or in receipt of other scholarships or funds which wholly cover their tuition fees are not eligible for any of the awards.
  4. Students who are part funded by other scholarships or awards must contact their departmental admissions tutor about their eligibility for an award.
  5. ‘Achievement Scholarships’ will be given to students offering AAB grades from any three GCE A-levels excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, or the equivalent from any of the international qualifications accepted by the School of Engineering. Agreed equivalent grades are AAB at A-level or 6,6,5 at HL for International Baccalaureate. Standards for other qualifications will be judged by the admissions tutor.
  6. ‘Excellence Scholarships’ will be given to students offering A*AA/AAAA grades from any three GCE A-levels excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking, or the equivalent from any of the international qualifications accepted by the School of Engineering. Agreed equivalent grades are A*AA/AAAA at A-level or 7,6,6 at HL for International Baccalaureate. Standards for other qualifications will be judged by the admissions tutor.
  7. In order to qualify for the ‘Achievement Scholarship’ or the ‘Excellence Scholarship’ the student must have chosen The University of Birmingham as their Firm choice via UCAS, where applicable.
  8. Students who earn the achievement scholarship can renew it for the next year of study if the student proceeds normally to the next level of study and maintain a year average of at least 70%.
  9. The excellence scholarship is awarded only for the first year of study and cannot be renewed in subsequent years.
  10. Students who were not awarded a scholarship on entry to a degree programme are not eligible for renewed scholarships.
  11. The University's decision on whether a qualification is equivalent to AAB or A*AA/AAAA at A-level is final.
  12. There is no special application process for the awards – they will be made automatically to all eligible students admitted to the School Engineering at the University of Birmingham who apply by the end of September to commence their studies in the September/October of their year of entry.
  13. Conditions are subject to change without notice. Awards are made to candidates who meet the terms and conditions current at the time of application.

University scholarships

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