Student Development Scholarships

Who is it available to?

View the full guidance notes for this scheme (PDF - 155KB).

There are two awards available to apply for as part of this scheme - the more generic Student Development Scholarships or the Graduate Travel Scholarships. You can only apply for one of these awards and the eligibility criteria will vary depanding on which award you choose:

The Student Development Scholarships are open to full-time registered students of the University undertaking worthwhile and original vacation projects (in the UK or abroad), which do not constitute an examinable part of their degree programme. The project or activity can be outside the applicant's own specific discipline, can be for academic or cultural purposes and should demonstrate originality and bring credit to the University. Applicants should also demonstrate academic excellence and fully describe and justify the nature of their project. This award is not available to students funded by research council awards.

The Graduate Travel Scholarships aim to meet the expenses, in whole or in part, of University of Birmingham graduates travelling abroad for the purposes of study. The scheme is open to those undertaking study abroad within a period of three years after receiving a first degree from the University. First degree students in their final year at the University may also apply. The award is not intended to fund elective studies.

How much is it worth?

Variable depending on the amount requested and available funds.

How can I apply?

You can apply for a Student Development Scholarship via our online application form.

When is the deadline?

The competition will close on Friday 19 February 2016 at 23:59. 

How many are available?

The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the selection panel subject to available funds and quality of applications.

How is it selected?

Selection of candidates will be made by an interdisciplinary panel in the spring term. The selection process does not involve interviews and will be based primarily on the applicant's description and justification of the nature of the project and the expected impact the project will have on the applicant's personal and/or academic development. Support from the applicant's academic referee and the applicant's own contribution to the University will also be taken into account.

Will I receive this scholarship in subsequent years?

Each scholarship is awarded to cover, in whole or in part, the costs relevant to the travel project specified in the application form only. 

Posted on Wednesday 1st April 2015
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