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Scholarships for international students

Explore our wide variety of scholarships available for international students.

At Birmingham, we believe in removing all barriers to education, so all of our talented students can achieve their full potential.

This year, we’ve increased our international scholarship funding to approximately £3 million, rewarding outstanding achievement and helping more international students to study with us. 

This is complemented by additional funding opportunities from individual Colleges and esteemed partners like Chevening and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. These scholarships not only celebrate outstanding achievements but also reflect our dedication to making world-class education accessible to more students from around the world*.

Below you can find further information about the international scholarship programmes that the University directly supports either by administering, coordinating or funding (highlighted in bold text) and also external sources of funding that may be available to you. These scholarships are open to international applicants who are 'overseas' for fees purposes.

If you have any additional questions about these scholarships, please review the individual scholarship webpages for further contact details. 

*Please note: The information displayed on this website may be subject to change. We advise you check back regularly for any changes. 

Scholarship Search Tool

The University maintains databases of all scholarships, university-wide, open to undergraduate or postgraduate applicants. International applicants are advised to review the relevant database to explore further scholarship options.

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Dubai campus scholarships

For students wishing to study at our Dubai campus, we offer a range of scholarships for Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University of Birmingham Dubai attracts the best and brightest students from across the globe and a wide range of scholarships are available. Our scholarship options are designed to benefit all of our new students and the financial rewards can be carried forward through the entire programme across foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

External scholarships

The University of Birmingham currently supports international students who come with funding from over 250 individual sponsoring ministries, governments, charities, companies and partner organisations. If you are seeking financial assistance to study in the UK, you may wish to discuss this with your employer or contact your domestic Ministry of Education, who may be able to advise you on your own government’s support programmes for overseas study. The British Council (or Embassy/ High Commission) in your country will also be able to inform you of any other UK scholarship programmes for which you may be eligible.