Chevening is the UK Government’s global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from your country and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.
Chevening provides fully-funded scholarships, leaving you free to focus on achieving your academic goals and enjoying the experience of a lifetime. You will live and study in the UK for a year, during which time you will develop professionally and academically, grow your network, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK.
If you have ambition, leadership potential, and a strong academic background, we encourage you to apply to study in the UK, a classroom like no other.
How to apply
Applications for 2019/2020 Chevening Scholarships are open from 6 August. They close on 6 November 2018 at 12:00 GMT.
Applications can only be submitted using the Chevening online application system, available through the ‘apply’ button on this page.
Prior to starting your application for a Chevening Scholarship please ensure you have the following ready:
Valid passport/national ID card
University transcripts and degree certificates (undergraduate, postgraduate)
Three different UK master’s course choices
Names of two referees who know you in a professional or academic capacity
Please note that if you are shortlisted for an award, you will be required to log into the online application system and request a reference from your referees. The request will generate an email to the referees and they will need to submit the reference by Monday, 25 February 2019. If your referees do not submit by this deadline, you will be unable to proceed with an interview.
The College of Medical and Dental Sciences is offering a number of Global Scholarships for Excellence for outstanding students on our postgraduate taught programmes.
Value of Award
The value of each award is £2,000 to be off-set against tuition fees, is tenable for one year only and cannot be deferred to a later year. As the award is to be off-set against tuition fees, applications from self-funding individuals are preferred.
This award is open to all applicants who have applied to study on one of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences Masters taught courses listed below (full-time or part-time), or the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma programme, starting in 2017/18.
Eligible taught programmes:
Advanced Clinical Practice – MSc
Advanced General Dental Practice – MSc
Clinical Neuropsychiatry – MSc
Clinical Oncology – MSc
Clinical Primary and Community Care – MSc
Functional and Clinical Anatomy – MSc
Genomic Medicine – MSc
Health Economics and Econometrics – MSc
Health Economics and Health Policy – MSc
Health Research Methods – MSc
Immunology and Immunotherapy – MSc
Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health – MSc
Occupational Health – MSc
Pharmaceutical Enterprise – MSc
Physician Associate Studies – PGDip
Public Health – MPH
Public Health (SEAL) – MPH
Public Health (Health Technology Assessment) – MPH
The College of Arts and Law offers a number of home/EU fees-only scholarships for candidates wishing to study full- and part-time masters-level courses from September 2017. These awards cover tuition fees for all masters-level degrees in the following schools:
Value of Award
These awards cover one year’s tuition fees at UK/EU rates for full-time applicants, or two years part-time.
For the Philosophy Muirhead scholarship only, which is advertised with these awards, a small maintenance grant will also be offered.
Level of Study: Postgraduate research masters, Postgraduate taught masters
Subject area: Arts and Law, African Studies, American and Canadian Studies, Antiquity, Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Drama and Theatre Arts, English Language and Linguistics, English Literature, Film and Creative Writing, Heritage, History, History of Art, Modern Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, Theology and Religion
ALL international students entering the School and satisfying the criteria below and who do not receive a BP Scholarship will receive an International Chemistry Achievement Scholarship worth:
£2,000 in Year 1
and renewable annually subject to attaining full credits and an overall Year Mark of 70% or higher
Obtain A*AA at A-Level including Chemistry†
Place Birmingham Chemistry as your firm choice before their UCAS deadline
† If you are taking alternative qualifications, you shall also be eligible for a Scholarship. For example, if you are taking the International Baccalaureate, meet your offer and obtain a minimum of 19 at HL with at least a 6 at HL Chemistry you will be eligible for a Scholarship.
International students are those students who attract International Fees.
Students must achieve full credits at their first attempt for the Scholarship to be renewed i.e. a student having to retake modules in the Summer resit examinations will not be eligible for an award in the following year.
Full Terms and Conditions are available on request from the School of Chemistry.
Please visit our International Scholarships pages for information on other University-wide scholarships that are available for international students.
International students with overseas fees status who have applied for one of the above courses and placed Birmingham as firm choice. Applications are assessed based on academic merit. Scholarships are not paid directly to successful applicants but will take the form of a fee reduction at the beginning of the programme.
Applicants are required to complete the LLB scholarship application form and send it to email@example.com. The application includes a 500 word statement, in which students should address why they should be made an award. You must include your UCAS ID number in your letter of motivation. The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified in July 2016. Scholarships are not payable directly to successful applicants but are set off against the University fee invoice for 2016-2017 and will be transferred once successful applicants have paid the balance owed by them to the University. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants with feedback on their application.
Terms & conditions
To retain the Excellence Scholarship students must gain a minimum of a 2:1 (60%+) in each year of study. Should these grades not be achieved the scholarship will be withdrawn for the remainder of the programme.
Students on the Law with French Law or Law with German Law programmes will receive scholarship payments in years 1,2 and 4 assuming all conditions are met.
Scholarships are available to all privately funded international students categorised as overseas for fees purposes.
Scholarships are only available for students beginning their programme in September 2016 and cannot be deferred.
Students in receipt of support from other funding bodies which wholly cover their tuition are not eligible.
Both the University and the School of Computer Science offer scholarships annually for MSc applicants wishing to study for a Masters degree in a Computer Science subject. Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved, or expect to achieve, excellent academic results, and are available for all Computer Science Masters programmes
International Student MSc Scholarships
A £3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a number of privately funded, full fee paying, international Masters students.
This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have achieved or expect to achieve excellent academic results in their previous degree (normally ranked within the top 5% of their year).
Applicants must have accepted an offer for one of the School’s MSc programmes. These scholarships are open to students from outside the European Union. Applicants are nominated by the Admissions Tutors: please indicate that you wish to be considered when completing your application to study an MSc.
Birmingham Business School offers a number of scholarships for students on the MSc Business programmes to reward outstanding academic achievement. The financial support offered is to contribute towards tuition fees. These awards are based on merit and will be selected by a panel of representatives from the Business School.
The deadline for applications for the MSc Business Scholarship scheme is 12pm (noon) on Wednesday 1st June 2016. Any applications received after this date will not be considered.
All eligible applicants who are offered a place on one of the 12 month MSc Business programmes listed below will be considered for the MSc Business Scholarships:
10 New Academic Merit Scholarships available for International Foundation Pathways
At the University of Birmingham we are dedicated to building a more diverse and international community of students. To help us welcome a greater number of students from all around the world we are pleased to introduce 10 new generous Academic Merit Scholarships for 2016. These are all exclusively available to prospective Foundation Pathways students.
The Academic Merit Scholarship award is for £3,000 towards tuition fees for the one year full-time Foundation programme at the University, starting in September 2016.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for an Academic Merit Scholarship, you must meet the conditions below:
Candidates should have accepted their Foundation offer from the university and have submitted a scholarship application by 30 June 2016
Candidates should not be in receipt of any other internal or external scholarship, funding or sponsorship.
Meet the academic conditions of your offer to the programme.
Start your studies at the University in September 2016
Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee payment, and should be able to fund the remaining costs of your studies at Birmingham from other sources.
Selection for the award will be based on the above criteria and the answers to questions provided in your application.
Open to any full-time postgraduate. One award is available each year and will be tenable for one year only.
Please note nominations for 2016-17 do not open until mid-March.
Value of Award
This scholarship will cover the home rate of postgraduate tuition fees. Stipends for living costs may be available in some cases; however, this will be subject to available funding and cannot be guaranteed.
Open to new and current full-time PG students Taught and research-based programmes
How to Apply
Applications cannot be made directly for these awards; candidates need to be nominated by their school or department. If you are interested and fit the eligibility criteria, please make an expression of interest to the postgraduate administrator within your school, or your admissions tutor.
For 2016 entry Birmingham Law School are offering a number of scholarships to applicants for its taught LLM programmes.
In 2015, the awards made were;
up to £5,500 for international students (Non EU)
up to £2,000 for UK/EU students.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Applicants must already have applied for admission to the LLM degree in order to be considered for a scholarship. Scholarship amounts for 2016 will be confirmed soon, though are likely to be similar to 2015.