International Relations U21 Opportunities 

UG various 2 Ture Malik Zaherscu

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 our UG Awards are now closed and will re-open in the New Year of 2019

Applications for PhD Scholarships are now closed and will re-open in the academic year 2018-19

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 

For more information do go to our Summer Event Bursaries page!

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

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. 

Our MAC page has all the information you need!

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

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