Other sources

Information about how to find additional funding opportunities. 

Postgraduate funding database

The University’s postgraduate funding database contains details of postgraduate funding opportunities available to support your studies at Birmingham. You can search for funding for specific departments or projects.

Funding, Graduation and Awards

Funding, Graduation & Awards provide information about the funding available to you and administer a range of centrally managed bursaries, scholarships and prizes. They also provide budgeting advice to help you manage your money.

Student Development Scholarships

Administered by Funding, Graduation & Awards, the Student Development Scholarships and Graduate Travel Scholarships provide financial support to enable students and graduates of the University to undertake worthwhile and original travel projects intended to further their personal or academic development. Details will be posted on the Awards available now page when the scholarships open for applications.

Scholarships for international students

To award outstanding achievement and to attract students of the highest calibre from around the world, the University of Birmingham is pleased to offer a number of international scholarships. You can view opportunities by region and find information about application guidelines. 

 Universitas 21

Universitas 21 is an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in 13 countries who offer funding and scholarships for students and staff.

 Search for external funding

If you are unable to secure an award from the University and are in need of additional support, it is advisable to look into grants and scholarships that are being offered by organisations outside the University. Visit these websites to begin looking into alternative sources of funding.

 Professional & Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan available to home students that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. 

 Earning while you learn

One of the primary means of supplementing your finances while studying on a postgraduate programme is by taking on part-time employment. There are several ways in which the University can help you to finance your postgraduate study through paid work, including teaching assistantships, part-time employment and the Student Mentor Scheme.

 Financial advice and representation

Guild Advice offers free, impartial and confidential information, advice and representation on a full range of student issues including finance.

 Videos

Please note you will need to sign up for our PGR Funding 2016/17 Canvas site in order to access the videos.