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Birmingham Masters Scholarship

More than 400 scholarships available in 2023-24

Our Birmingham Masters Scholarship offers £2,000 via a tuition fee discount, to support the brightest and best applicants undertaking Masters study at Birmingham during 2023-24. We have recently increased the amount of these scholarships to more than 400, meaning even more students can benefit from the financial award.

We want you to excel at Birmingham and to stand out in an increasingly competitive, global job market once you graduate. Alongside our robust personal and academic support, we offer financial support to ensure the very best candidates can undertake postgraduate study with us.


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Applications for the Birmingham Masters Scholarship are now open. Please follow the How to apply section below before you proceed with your application.

Who can apply?

The scheme is open to all UK or Ireland students who are eligible for 'home' (ie UK) fees. However, in recognition of the importance of talent retention in the Midlands, we will be prioritising applications from students who have graduated from one of the Midlands-based universities.

At Birmingham we value the regional talent that chooses to live and work in Birmingham and the surrounding areas. We understand the importance of retaining the skills, experience and knowledge of our Midlands graduates, and want to ensure finances are not a barrier to further professional development.

Due to the high volume of applications, the Birmingham Masters Scholarship will have two rounds. This is so we can process applications as and when we receive them and respond to applicants in a timely manner.

  • Round one will occur between November 2022 - April 2023
  • Round two will occur between May - July 2023.

The deadline for the first round of applications to the scholarship is 23:59 (UK Time) on 30 April 2023 and the round two deadline is 23:59 (UK Time) on Sunday 2 July 2023.


What is the selection criteria?

The Birmingham Masters Scholarships (BMS) will be awarded to more than 400 candidates beginning Masters study in 2023, and awards will be based on previous academic and/or professional performance.

You are expected to attain a First-class or Upper Second-class (2:1) Honours degree (or the equivalent) for your undergraduate qualification and to provide a strong personal statement in evidence of your achievements.

The scholarship has been crucial to alleviating the financial pressure I was under after finishing my undergraduate degree and has allowed me to be able to study an MSc, limit any stress, and to flourish during the degree.

Jacob, Birmingham Masters Scholarship recipient