Lloyds Scholars programme

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The University of Birmingham is proud to continue its involvement in the award-winning Lloyds Scholars programme. Along with other leading universities across the UK, the University of Birmingham will partner with the Lloyds Banking Group to offer students from lower household incomes a complete package of financial support, paid internships and the opportunity to develop their employability skills.

How and when can I apply?

The Lloyds Banking Group have made the difficult decision not to recruit for the 2021/22 academic year, in response to the continuing restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Birmingham will continue to support existing Lloyds scholars. Recruitment for the 2022/23 academic year will be reviewed. 

For many years, the University of Birmingham has been one of 9 partner Universities who offer the Lloyds Scholars programme in the UK. Unfortunately, given the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the UK Government’s announcements and continued revisions to the guidelines in response to COVID-19, Lloyds have made the difficult decision to suspend their Lloyds Scholars recruitment campaign for all 9 partner universities for academic year 2020/21.

Am I eligible?

In order to apply to the Lloyds Scholars programme you must:

  • be a UK resident or an EU student currently residing in the UK
  • have a confirmed offer of a place to study at the University of Birmingham, having made the University your first-choice
  • be commencing the first year of a full-time three or four year undergraduate degree
  • have an assessed household income of less than £25,000    

Further details regarding eligibility criteria can be found on the Lloyds Scholars website.

What does the Lloyds Scholars programme offer?

If you are successful in becoming a Lloyds Scholar, you will receive a full package of support, which will include:

  • annual bursaries to help with living costs and study materials
  • end of course excellence awards for top scholars when you graduate
  • real, hands-on work experience on paid summer internships
  • access to advice and support from a dedicated mentor
  • training and development opportunities

Further details regarding the full support package available can be found on the Lloyds Scholars website.

What will be expected of me as a Lloyds Scholar?

In return for the many benefits of being a Lloyds Scholar, you will be expected to fulfil certain roles during your time at the University that will have a positive effect on both future students and the local community:

  • Lloyds Scholars must complete at least 100 hours of volunteering in the community each year.
  • Lloyds Scholars must champion the programme to future applicants by offering advice and support.