Scholarships for 2024 entry

The University of Birmingham is proud to offer a range of scholarships for our postgraduate taught and research programmes. From cash payments to full tuition fee waivers, we are committed to alleviating financial barriers to support you in taking your next steps.

Our scholarships are intended to support both UK and International students undertaking a postgraduate taught or research programme at the University of Birmingham. To help you afford your studies, we’ve put more than £33 million into student support and scholarships. We also offer a range of advice on searching for funding and managing your finances

You should always read the terms and conditions of each scholarship that you apply for so that you are aware of any key requirements in receiving the funding. A particularly important term to understand is whether a scholarship can be held in conjunction with another scholarship or not. This will ensure that you properly understand the amount of funding you may receive and can budget appropriately for your studies.

Widening Participation Funding

Founded as the UK's first civic university, we are proud to enable students from all backgrounds to pursue further study on our postgraduate taught and research degrees. Through our extensive range of financial and academic support, we are committed to helping you excel at Birmingham and beyond.

Postgraduate Research Funding

For researchers, there are many different options to fund your degree. From scholarships and studentships, to loans and partial funding. You may apply to and secure an 'advertised PhD' which already has funding attached to the course, or you may need to self-fund your studies through scholarships, research councils, charities and more.

Key Information

Postgraduate Funding Database

Our postgraduate funding database collates various scholarship, bursaries and awards from both the University of Birmingham and external companies, such as charities and research councils. These funding options are applicable to postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students. You can filter through the database based upon your student fee status, country, course, nationality and more.