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Scholarship for International Student at Birmingham University

To reward outstanding achievement and to help ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective international students from considering study at the University of Birmingham, we are pleased to offer a number of prestigious international scholarships*.

Please click on the links below for 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 generally open to applicants from outside of the European Union and EU applicants are advised to review our UK/EU funding pages.

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Multiple Region Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)Eligibility Deadline 
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarships / LoansMasters & PhD. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique. See website
All Saints Educational TrustVarious.See website
Bellerbys Colleges Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsUndergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Bellerbys College in Brighton, Cambridge, London or Oxford.Closed - 1 May 2020
BP ScholarshipsOpen only to existing University of Birmingham first year students on undergraduate degrees in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Natural Sciences, Business, Economics. Students from all countries eligible (including international students).See website
CATS Colleges Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsUndergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at a CATS College in the UK.Closed - 1 May 2020

University of Birmingham / Into Global Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

 Undergraduate, Open to international students who are currently studying at a INTO Global college in the UK.Closed - 1 May 2020
Chevening & Birmingham Partnership Scholarships160 countries,  Masters only.Closed - 5 Nov 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)
Chevening Scholarships 160 countries,  Masters only.Closed - 5 Nov 2019  (for Sept 2020 start)
Commonwealth Shared ScholarshipStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters only.See website
Commonwealth ScholarshipsStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. Masters and PhD.Closed  (Deadline 30 October 2019 for Sept 2020 start)
Commonwealth Split-site ScholarshipStudents from developing Commonwealth countries, selected subjects only. PhD only.6 November 2019 at 16:00 GMT
Gen Foundation ScholarshipsAny country. Postgraduate. Study and/or research in the field of natural sciences, in particular food sciences/technology.


See website
KAPLAN Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Undergraduate. Open to international students who are currently studying at Kaplan International College London (KICL).

Closed - 1 May 2020

Open Society Foundations Grant ProgrammeVarious grants, scholarships & fellowships with varying requirements. See website

Roberto Rocca Fellowships

Student from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania, Venezuela. Candidates from the fields of Materials Science, Mechanical, Metallurgical or Petroleum Engineering and whose research offers potential benefits to the steel industry. PhD only.

See website

University of Birmingham Dubai Campus Scholarships

Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Subjects: Business, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Accounting, Law and more.

See website

University of Birmingham Foundation Year Scholarships

Any country, foundation year study only, January or September start.

30 June 2020

University of Birmingham Business School MBA Scholarships

Any country and open to candidates seeking to join an MBA 12 month programme. 'Alumni Scholarships' and 'Responsible Business Scholarships' available to candidates seeking to join an MBA Executive programme.

See website

University of Birmingham Sports Scholarships


Any country, 40 awards of varying amounts each year to national and international level athletes who come to study at Birmingham.


See website

World Bank Graduate Scholarship (JJ/WBGSP)

Students with unconditional offers to study MSc Conflict, Statebuilding and Development at Birmingham in Sept 2020. See World Bank website for other criteria

Closed - 23 April 2020

Africa & Middle East Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)Eligibility Deadline 
Egyptian Government Research ScholarshipsEgypt. PhD. Awards are administered by the Egyptian Cultural Centre & Educational Bureau in London.See website
Egypt Qalaa Scholarship (also know as 'Citadel Scholarships')Egypt. Masters.Closed - 15 April 2020
Israel AJA Karten Scholarship Israel. Masters & PhD.See website
Israel Kenneth Lindsay Trust ScholarshipsIsraeli citizens (including those from all religious or other communities).Closed - 30 April 2020
Kenya Higher Education Loans Board Loans & ScholarshipsKenya. Postgraduate.See website
Khutwa Foundation Palestine (Formerly HQSF)Palestine. Masters.See website
Lebanon 'The British Lebanese Association' ScholarshipsLebanon. Masters.Closed - 31 March 2020
Middle East and N.Africa Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipEgypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, Oman, Qatar and UAE. UndergraduateClosed - 1 July 2020
Nigeria Birmingham Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsNigeria, Undergraduate.17 July 2020
Oman Government ScholarshipsOman. Undergraduate & postgraduate.See website
Palestinian Territories Gaza Fakhoora's ScholarshipPalestinian students from Gaza. Undergraduate & Postgraduate.See website
Palestinian Territories 'Higher Education Scholarship Palestine' (HESPAL) ScholarshipJunior academic staff in Palestinian universities.See website
Saïd Foundation ScholarshipSyrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese or Jordanian students. Masters only.Closed -1 Nov 2019
(for Sept 2020 start)
Saudi Arabia Government ScholarshipsSaudi Arabia. Various levels.See website
Sudan Gordon Memorial College Trust ScholarshipsSudan and South Sudan. Masters.See website
University of Birmingham Business School 'African MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship)
Candidates from continent of Africa. MBA full time only.See website

Americas Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z) Eligibility Deadline
Argentina BEC.AR Funding


See website

Canada Birmingham Undergraduate Scholarship

Canada, Undergraduate.

Closed - 12 June 2020

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

Canada. Postgraduate.

See website
Canada Student Loans Program

Canada. Government of Canada offers student loans to students who demonstrate financial need in most provinces and territories across Canada.

See website
Chile CONICYT (Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica) Scholarships

Chile. For leading Chilean students to undertake postgraduate study abroad at Masters and PhD level in a range of subject areas which includes science, engineering, architecture and business.

See website
Colombia COLFUTURO Funding


See website
Mexico CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) ScholarshipsMexico. CONACYT will consider most subjects for funding, however applicants to priority areas are at an advantage. PhD research applicants are a priority but masters applicants will also be considered. Note applicants must hold an 'unconditional' offer to study at a UK University before they can apply for a CONACYT scholarship. Applicants can apply to both the Federal level calls and State level calls which have different deadlines.See website
Mexico FIDERH LoansMexico. Masters. Loans to support the education and self-improvement of technical and higher-degree specialists in scientific, technological and administrative fields that significantly contribute to the country's economic and social development.See website
Mexico FUNED GrantsMexico. Masters. Subjects: Business Administration and Financing, Economics, Law, International Trade and Political Science, Engineering, Architecture, International Relations.See website
Peru PRONABEC FundingPeru.See website
University of Birmingham Business School 'Rosgen Family MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship)Candidates from Central or South America. MBA full time only.See website
USA Birmingham Postgraduate ScholarshipUSA, Masters.Closed - 12 June 2020
USA Federal Student Aid / Sallie Mae Loans 

United States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible. The University of Birmingham is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer the Federal Direct Loan Programme and the Funding, Graduation & Awards office process loan applications from July-Aug each year.

See website
USA Fulbright Scholarship

USA, Postgraduate.

Open- Deadline 13 October  2020 (for Sept 2021 start)
USA Marshall Scholarship

USA, Postgraduate.

Open- Deadline 30 Sept 2019 (for Sept 2020 start)

Asia Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)Eligibility Deadline 
Aviva ScholarshipIndonesia, Singapore & Vietnam. Masters only. Must be an Aviva customer or son/ daughter of Aviva customer.

31 July 2020

Azerbaijan SOCAR ScholarshipsAzerbaijan. Masters.

See website

Charles Wallace Trust Bursaries & Fellowships Students from Bangladesh, India, Myanmar or Pakistan. Various funding opportunities available at Masters or PhD level.

See website

China Medical Board Next Generation FellowshipsChina. Masters degree in fields related to Health Policy and Systems Sciences.

See website

China Scholarship Council /Birmingham 2019 PhD Scholarships ProgrammeChina. China Scholarship Council (CSC) studentships commencing PhD programmes by 1 October 2019.

Closed - 31 January 2019

Hong Kong Birmingham Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipHong Kong, Undergraduate.31 July 2020
Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence SchemeHong Kong,  Undergraduate and Masters.

To be confirmed

India Birmingham Outstanding Achievement ScholarshipsIndia, Undergraduate.

31 July 2020

India Goa Education Trust ScholarshipsGoan students, India. Masters.

See website

India Inlaks ScholarshipsIndia. Masters, MPhil, PhD in various subjects excluding engineering, computer science, business studies, medicine, public health, fashion design, music and film animation).

See website

India JN Tata Endowment Loan ScholarshipsIndia. Masters & PhD.

See website

India Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust ScholarshipsOpen to Indian women seeking postgraduate study.

See website

India Ravi Sankaran Fellowship Program

India. Masters in ecology or conservation fields.

See website

Indonesia LPDP ScholarshipsIndonesia. Postgraduate.

See website

Kazakhstan Bolashak ScholarshipsKazakhstan. Masters

See website

Malaysia Taylor's-Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Malaysia, Undergraduate.

Closed - 14 June 2020

Pakistan Birmingham-Success Factor Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Pakistan. Undergraduate

31 July 2020

Pakistan Higher Education Commission Scholarships

Pakistan. Postgraduate. 

See website

Singapore Birmingham-Edulink Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.

Closed - 14 June 2020

Singapore Birmingham-Overseas Education Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.

Closed - 14 June 2020

Singapore Birmingham-IDP Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Singapore, Undergraduate.


Smart Nation Scholarship, Singapore

Singapore, Undergraduate.

See website

Thailand Embassy London & Thailand Office of the Civil Service Commission

Thailand. Masters & PhD.

See website

University of Birmingham Business School 'Sean & Claire Henry MBA Scholarship' (Donor Scholarship)

Candidates from India. MBA full time only.

See website

Turkey Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Turkey, Undergraduate

15 July 2020

Europe (non-EU) Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)Eligibility Deadline 
Norway Lanekassen Loans & FundingNorway. Undergraduate & Postgraduate.See website
Russia Global Education Programme FundingRussia. Masters or PhD  in a priority study area.See website

Ukraine World Wide Studies (Victor
Pinchuk Foundation) Scholarships

Ukraine, Masters.See website

Turkey Birmingham Outstanding Achievement Scholarship

Turkey, Undergraduate15 July 2020

For students wishing to study at our Dubai campus we offer a range of scholarships for Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in September 2019. 

University of Birmingham Dubai Campus Scholarships & Funding

Scholarship (A-Z)Eligibility Deadline 
Advanced ScholarshipAll countries, all programmes at the Dubai campusSee website
Chancellor's Academic Merit ScholarshipAll countries, all programmes at the Dubai campusSee website
GEMS Uni-Connect ScholarshipAll countries, undergraduate programmes at the Dubai campusSee website
Provost's Academic ScholarshipAll countries, all programmes at the Dubai campusSee website

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

College & Departmental International Scholarships at Birmingham

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences offers a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate students, many of which are open to international applicants. You can find further information if you are applying for an undergraduate degree in the School or Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic Electrical & Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy & Materials or Physics & Astronomy on our dedicated webpage.

The College of Medical and Dental Sciences offers a number of postgraduate scholarships and International applicants are eligible. 

The College of Arts and Law offers a range of postgraduate scholarships and undergraduate scholarships in Law and International applicants are eligible. 

The Birmingham Business School within the College of Social Sciences offers Business subject related postgraduate taught scholarships and International applicants are eligible.

Other sources of funding at Birmingham

The University maintains searchable databases of all scholarships, university wide, open to undergraduate or postgraduate applicants. International applicants are advised to review the relevant database to check their eligibility and apply if appropriate. The University also supports a series of high profile undergraduate scholarship programmes within the UK, some of which may also be open to international students. More information about these programmes can be found on our scholarships, grants and bursaries webpage.

Other external sources of funding

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.

*The information displayed on this website may be subject to change. The University of Birmingham reserves the right to amend its scholarship provision without notice.

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