Undergraduate Scholarships

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Scholarships - UK/EU students

Materials Science entrance scholarship

A scholarship is available to all Metallurgy and Materials students who meet the following criteria:

  • A*A*A: £3,500
  • A*AA: £2,500
    – both where the A* grades are in mathematics and/or an experimental science.
  • AAA: £1,500 - available to the top 5 AAA students based on entry qualification marks and interview.

BP scholarships

Launched in 2012, the BP Scholarships are intended to encourage and support students with a passion for certain subjects. 

Each year BP will offer scholarships to up to 10 students from the University of Birmingham. Each scholarship is worth up to £12 000 with scholars receiving £3 000 per year for the duration of their degree (up to four years). The scholarship is not intended to cover fees but offer students support with the costs of resources and living. Learn more about the BP scholarships.


University scholarships

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

Scholarships - International students

Materials Science entrance scholarship

The following awards are available to all privately funded international students applying for 2017 entry undergraduate programmes.

 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 Tutor to find out the criteria that would apply in each case. 

To retain the Achievement Scholarship, students must continue to perform at first class level – ie they 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 Metallurgy and Materials 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.

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

Awards will be made to students commencing any programme offered by the School.


BP scholarships

Launched in 2012, the BP Scholarships are intended to encourage and support students with a passion for certain subjects. 

Each year BP will offer scholarships to up to 10 students from the University of Birmingham. Each scholarship is worth up to £12 000 with scholars receiving £3 000 per year for the duration of their degree (up to four years). The scholarship is not intended to cover fees but offer students support with the costs of resources and living. Learn more about the BP scholarships.


University scholarships

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