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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

Postgraduate Access Scholarships at the University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is proud to offer 50 scholarships worth £4,000 each to enhance the accessibility of postgraduate study for students from widening participation backgrounds. These newly-established scholarships will alleviate the barriers restricting students from under-represented backgrounds in pursuing postgraduate study. The financial support will be complimented by a range of developmental opportunities and support to ensure you are supported throughout all stages of your studies with us at Birmingham.

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Access Scholarship. The deadline for round two applications is 23:59 (UK time) on 31 July 2024.


Postgraduate Access Scholarships Benefits

Awarded students will receive the following benefits:

  1. A £4,000 financial contribution towards tuition fees

  2. A special induction event before you start postgraduate study

  3. Invitation to become a Birmingham Scholar upon starting postgraduate study

  4. Tailored study support from the Academic Skills Centre, study abroad opportunities, mentoring and careers opportunities

  5. Enrolment onto the Postgraduate Professional Development Award

  6. Access to an alumni mentor

  7. Access to the Masters Consultancy Challenge and employability skills sessions

  8. Access to a named postgraduate careers adviser for careers guidance support


Eligibility Criteria

The Postgraduate Access Scholarship will be available to students:

  • Domiciled in the UK

  • Studying a 180-credit postgraduate taught degree full-time or part-time

  • From a group that is evidentially underrepresented among the institution’s taught-Masters population

Under-represented student criteria

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they are categorised within at least one of the following criteria:

  • Completion of a University of Birmingham (Birmingham Scholar) or another university's Widening Participation Scheme

  • Black and Ethnic Minority Background

  • Disability

  • Care Leaver

  • Caring Responsibilities

  • Bereaved of or Estranged from Both Parents

  • Household Income: Applicants with an annual household income of £42,875 or less at their permanent residence


Application Process

To be considered for an award, applicants must, by the deadline, have done both of the following:

1). Made an application to their intended Masters programme: Interested candidates must apply through the relevant programme page on the Course Finder section of the University of Birmingham website.

2). Completed the Postgraduate Access Scholarships application form: You can complete the form by clicking the 'APPLY NOW' button at the top of this webpage, or by using the embedded form at the bottom of it.

The deadline for round two applications is 23:59 (UK time) on 31 July 2024.





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