Undergraduate Scholarships


Scholarships - UK students

The Metallurgy and Materials Entry Scholarships, for UK undergraduate students, enable you to be recognised and rewarded for your excellent academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham. The scholarships consist of £2500 or £3500 scholarship which will be paid as a bank transfer during year 1 for all students who meet the criteria below.

For the £2500 award you must obtain at least the following A Level results or equivalent in other qualification systems*

  • A* in Mathematics or Physics/Chemistry/D&T.
  • AA in other subjects

For the £3500 award you must obtain at least the following A Level results or equivalent in other qualification systems*

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A* in Physics or Chemistry or D&T.
  • A in other subjects

To be eligible for these scholarships you must:

You may hold either the £2500 or £3500 award, not both, the £3500 award will take priority.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted in semester 1 of 2023.

* Conversion from other qualification systems is calculated internally by the university, to enquire about your qualifications, please contact the student recruitment team.


University scholarships

Please see the University scholarships, grants and bursaries page for details of other university-administered scholarships.

Scholarships - International students

These scholarships, for international undergraduate students in programmes from Materials Science and Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Nuclear Science and Engineering, enable you to be recognised and rewarded for your excellent academic achievements before arriving as a student at the University of Birmingham.

If you place a one of these courses at Birmingham as firm choice in UCAS you may be eligible for one of two awards, worth either £1500 or £3000 depending on the level of your achievements. For those who are awarded either scholarship in first year, the Achievement Scholarship can be renewed annually, in recognition of your continued success during your studies at Birmingham, subject to the conditions below.

Metallurgy and Materials International Achievement Scholarship

This Scholarship consists of £1500 tuition fee discount in each year of your undergraduate degree for all students who meet the criteria below.

To be eligible for this award you must:

To renew this award in a subsequent year of study you must:

  • Hold Metallurgy and Materials International Achievement Scholarship or Metallurgy and Materials International Excellence Scholarship in the previous academic year.
  • Achieve 70% year average at the first attempt in your previous year of study.
  • Renewal will pause for years spent in international study or intercalated study and will restart during your return to study in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham, based on the performance from the year before your year out.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted in semester 1 of 2023.

Metallurgy and Materials International Excellence Scholarship

The International Excellence Scholarship consists of £3000 tuition fee discount or cash transfer during the first year of your undergraduate degree for all students who meet the criteria below.

To be eligible for this award you must:

Holders of the Metallurgy and Materials International Excellence Scholarship are eligible for the Metallurgy and Materials International Achievement award, see details above, in subsequent years of study if you

  • Hold Metallurgy and Materials International Achievement Scholarship or Metallurgy and Materials International Excellence Scholarship in the previous academic year.
  • Achieve 70% year average at the first attempt in your previous year of study.
  • Renewal will pause for years spent in international study or intercalated study and will restart during your return to study in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham, based on the performance from the year before your year out.

No application is required, all those who meet the conditions above will be contacted in semester 1 of 2023.

* Conversion from other qualification systems is calculated internally by the university, to enquire about your qualifications, please contact the student recruitment team.


University scholarships

Please see the University scholarships, grants and bursaries page for details of other university-administered scholarships.