In this most unprecedented of years, we are delighted to inform the general public that the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship application form 2023/2024 is now available for eligible candidates to apply for online.

The University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship is an award of £10,000 to provide support for you to study at the University of Birmingham in 2023/24.

What is the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship

Birmingham has a proud heritage of removing barriers to education to enable the most academically talented students to fulfill their potential in learning and education.

In keeping with this tradition, the university is proud to be launching the Global Masters Scholarship to attract and support the most academically talented international students from across the world to their Masters degrees during the 2023/24 academic year.

Approximately 30 Birmingham University scholarships will be awarded with a value of up to £10,000 GBP. This award will be deducted from the total tuition fees owed by each successful scholar.

Who is Eligible to Apply for the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship?

All taught Masters programmes are eligible for this scholarship, with the exception of programmes in the Birmingham Business School, for which there are separate MSc and MBA scholarships on offer.

In order to be eligible for the Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship application, candidates must meet the following requirements. Candidates must:

  • Have received, and accepted, an offer of admission for a taught Masters degree at the University of Birmingham UK Campus to study in the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Be classed as ‘domiciled’ in one of the eligible countries.
  • Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes.
  • Start their studies at the University in September/ October 2021 on a course delivered on-campus.
  • Be academically exceptional and able to provide evidence for this in the scholarship application statement.
  • Candidates must also have, or be expecting to achieve, a first-class overall grade (at least 70% in the UK system) in a bachelors degree or equivalent.

As an example, the minimum equivalent grade requirements in the US, India, Nigeria, and China are as follows:

  • 3.5 out of 4.0 and above in the US GPA system.
  • 70% in the Indian grading system
  • 3.5 (out of 4.0) or 4.5 (out of 5.0) or 6.2 (out of 7.0) in the Nigerian grading system
  • 85% grade awarded by a top-tier Chinese University, 90% grade awarded by a mid-tier Chinese University

Students in receipt of a full scholarship or sponsorship covering full tuition fees from an alternative internal or external source are also not eligible for this University of Birmingham masters scholarship. Those with other partial awards may be able to combine this scholarship with other scholarships.

University of Birmingham Masters Scholarship Eligible Countries

Candidates must be classed as ‘domiciled’ in one of the following countries:

  • Algeria
  • Canada
  • China (PRC)
  • Egypt
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong (SAR of PRC)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Seychelles
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How to Apply for University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship 2023-2024

This is a competitive scholarship and candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements outlined above, and who have been issued and accepted an offer of admission to a Masters degree at Birmingham, are welcome to apply for this scholarship by completing our online scholarship application form which can be accessed using the link below.

Please complete the form accurately and in full as any incomplete applications will not be considered and cannot be amended once submitted. Please only complete the scholarship application form once as any duplicate applications will not be considered and we will only review your first submission.

Click on this Apply Now to easily complete your Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship application form online.

Global Masters Scholarship at University of Birmingham Application Deadline

University of Birmingham Masters Scholarship Selection Process and Awarding

Once the deadline has passed the scholarship applications will be collated and a longlist formed on the basis of the information provided. Selection panels will be formed comprising academic and professional services staff across the five colleges of the University, which will be tasked with shortlisting and selection to identify those candidates demonstrating the highest academic talent.

Successful candidates will be formally notified via email before 31 July 2023. Regrettably, owing to the volume of applications received, the university will only be contacting those who have been successfully selected.

The University will make its best endeavors to input the scholarship details onto each student’s CAS record for visa application purposes by 31 July 2023 (this ‘note’ will be visible for the UKVI but not the student). The scholarship, applied as a discount to tuition fees, will be awarded upon enrolment of the successful candidates in September 2023.

By Millan