Above, at the U21 celebration BBQ, Hornton Grange, from left to right: Ana Ture (History, attended the Fudan University Summer School and Undergraduate Research Conference at Tecnologico De onterrey, Mexico), Rachel Malik (Economics and Hisotry, attended the National University of Singapore Summer School and the Undergraduate Research Conference, Auckland University) and Marc Zahrescu (Computer Science, attended the Hong Kong University Summer Institute).
The University of Birmingham is an active member of Universitas 21, a global network of leading research intensive universities.International Relations have a range of awards for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Applications for 2017 awards are now closed and will re-open in the New Year of 2018
We would also encourage you to read some of our case studies from UG and PGR students who speak about the benefits their U21 experience has brought them!
International Relations U21 Undergraduate Awards
International Relations Summer Event bursaries
Please click on the event title below to access an application form. Eligibility criteria and deadlines vary, so please read them carefully!
Please also refer to these guidelines when applying for the SE Corps in Ecuador bursary
International Relations PhD Scholarships
PhD students can apply for a scholarship of £1,500 to enrich their research through international collaboration with U21 partners. Scholarships awarded last year saw our PGR students travel to Auckland, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Queensland and Connecticut. For more information please see our PhD Scholarships page - applications are now open with a deadline of Monday March 28th.
Museums and Collections Award (CAL students only)
One successful candidate will work for one month on a museum or collection project, hosted by Melbourne University. The student will also be exposed to other facets of the cultural collections, through activities such as attendance at meetings, workshops or spending the day with other museums and collections staff from across the university, including curators, collection managers, archivists and conservators in order to get a more comprehensive picture of what their work entails.
Applications for the Museums and Collections award will open again in the New Year 2016.
U21 Video Profiles
Some of our successful candidates from previous summer schools have been filmed talking about their time overseas - why they applied, what they did and how they believe their experiences have benefited them academically, culturally and for their future careers!
Contact and further information
Professor Adam Tickell, Provost and Vice-Principal is the U21 Manager for the University of Birmingham.
Please contact Matt Clulee, International Relations Projects Officer, with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Universitas 21 at www.universitas21.com