Scholarships, grants and bursaries


At Birmingham we ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective students from considering university and that excellence is rewarded. The University offers a range of additional financial support for students studying at Birmingham in the form of scholarships, bursaries and other awards. 

Chamberlain Award

If your household income is below £36,000 you will be entitled to additional financial support from the University in the form of a Chamberlain Award.

Scholarships and Bursaries

For a comprehensive list of all the awards on offer at the University for home/EU and international students, please consult the undergraduate or postgraduate funding databases. 

Some of the scholarships we offer include:

Music scholarships

In recognition of the role that music plays within the University, we offer a number of Music Scholarships each year. Offering approximately 17 hours of musical tuition per year for three years (total cash value of £3,000), these scholarships are open to prospective students performing at a grade 8 standard in an instrument or vocals and have an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate programme (other than a Music Department programme) at the University of Birmingham. 

Sports scholarships

University of Birmingham Sport supports around 125 individual athletes across a range of tailored sport scholarship programmes. Our dedicated Scholarships Management team work collectively with the Performance Centre to support and promote dual-career athletes, forming strong links with academic departments, coaches and governing bodies to ensure that these athletes are supported from all angles. Through the promotion and maintenance of a high performance environment, the team facilitates the progress of scholars into senior-international and elite-level sport. 

Our flagship programme, the UBSport Scholarship, offers tailored support to each awarded athlete, valued between approximately £4,000 and £8,000, according to the level at which the athlete is representing and competing.

In addition to this programme, we also offer up to 20 awards on our Talent ID Programme; a one-year award available only to incoming student-athletes, competing – as a minimum – at a junior national level or above within their sport or discipline. The Talent ID award offers a comprehensive package of support through the Performance Centre with a value of approximately £2,000

Lloyds Scholars Programme

Open to full-time undergraduate students with an assessed household income of under £25,000 who are commencing their studies in September 2015, the Lloyds Scholars Programme offers a unique package of annual bursaries, performance-related awards, volunteering opportunities and paid internships.

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