The University of Birmingham invites applications from outstanding candidates for the 2014/2015 International Postgraduate Scholarships in the UK. Applicants must have an excellent academic background. Due to the level of competition for these scholarships, only applicants with a first class Bachelors degree (or equivalent) will be considered.
Worth of Awards

  • The University of Birmingham is offering 20 International Postgraduate Scholarships worth £10,000 towards the tuition fee a one year Masters (Taught or Research) programme for 2014 entry.
  • Applicants must be able to cover the additional costs associated with studying at the University of Birmingham, including living costs, travel to the UK and potentially any outstanding tuition fees (if the award is only a partial tuition fee scholarship).

Eligibility
In order to apply candidates must:

  • have been offered a place to study on an eligible one year Masters programme at the University of Birmingham;
  • be overseas for fee purposes;
  • be attending full-time and on-campus (not distance learning);
  • have a valid student ID number;
  • not be in receipt of a full fee scholarship from any other source;
  • have made adequate financial provision to study in the UK (including any associated visa/travel expenses);
  • be able to pay any outstanding tuition fees not covered by the scholarship.
  • Applicants must have an excellent academic background; due to the level of competition for these scholarships, only applicants with a first class Bachelors degree (or equivalent) will be considered.
  • Applicants must also demonstrate excellence in an area of their life; this might be outstanding academic achievement, exceptional achievement in extra curricular activities (such as sport, music, managing events or societies) or significant achievement gained either in their working life or through volunteering and service to others.
  • Applicants must also outline the contribution they will make to the University of Birmingham as a student and what they expect to gain from studying here.

Scholarship applicants must:

  • hold an offer of admission to an eligible one year Masters (taught or research) degree programme at the University of Birmingham;
  • be studying full-time and on-campus (not distance learning) ;
  • be classified as overseas for fees, i.e you are expecting to pay the international rate of tuition fees;
  • meet any nationality requirements, i.e some scholarships may require you to be a national of a particular country and/or living in a particular country or continent at the time of application;
  • not be in receipt of a full fee paying scholarship from any other source;
  • have sufficient funds to cover the full cost of living for a year at the University of Birmingham, plus any visa/travel expenses associated with studying in the UK.
  • be able to pay any outstanding tuition fees  that the scholarship does not cover.

How to Apply

  • You must apply for admission and be offered a place in the university in order to qualify for the scholarship.
  • A link to the online application form is sent automatically via email to students who receive an offer of admission to an eligible degree programme for the 2014/15 academic year.
  • If you have not received the application link, please submit an online enquiry for the attention of the Student Funding Office, including your full name, University ID number and a brief description.  You must submit this request before the deadline of 28 February 2014.  Any requests for the application link after the deadline may be declined.
  • The application is a web-based form which is submitted electronically to the University of Birmingham. If you experience any technical difficulties completing the form, please contact the Student Funding Office for advice,
  • Applications will be shortlisted and considered in April.
  • Due the large number of applications normally received, they are unable to contact all applicants individually, therefore, only successful applicants will be notified in writing by the end of May. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide individual feedback for unsuccessful applications.
  • If you have not heard from the University by the end of May, please assume that your application for a scholarship was unsuccessful.
    • The University considers applicants based on the information provided in the online application form. They also refer to undergraduate transcripts, undergraduate graduation certificates (if applicable) and any references submitted to the University as part of the admissions application. There is no need for applicants to submit any additional supporting documentation.
    • The online application form includes general questions about the applicant’s academic background and includes short essay-style questions (250 word limit) about academic and extra-curricular achievement.

Due to the nature of the online application form, you will not be able to save and return to your form, therefore, they recommend saving your answers to the essay-style questions in a separate Word document available to download.
Deadline: Application closes Friday February 28, 2014.
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