Universitas 21 Opportunities 


Above from right to left: Megan Daly (UG Travel bursary), Roberta Patellero (Fudan Summer School), Ralitsa Toteva (UG Travel bursary), Patrick Pitts, Yanitsa Dyakova (both Connecticut Summer School), Erik Londin, UG Research Conference, Amsterdam), Megan Powell-Williams, Hazel Harrison, Josie Lockwood (all UG Travel Bursary). 

The University of Birmingham is an active member of Universitas 21, a global network of leading research intensive universities.We have a range of awards for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These awards support students to access some of the fantastic opportunities offered by our U21 partners. Please find a full list of U21 universities at the bottom of this page. Please use the left hand menu to find out the awards currently open for applications.

View the successful students awards and destinations in the 2013-14 University of Birmingham Universitas 21 Annual Report

U21 Undergraduate Student funding

Summer School Event bursaries available to apply for:

  1. U21 Undergraduate Research Conference, 'People and Places', University of Auckland, New Zealand, 6-10th July 2015
  • Please click on the title above to access the application form!
  • Applications must also be accompanied by a tutor reference form for Auckland (click to access).

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, Virginia, Melbourne, Queensland and Connecticut. For more information please see our PhD Scholarships page

Applications for PhD Scholarships are now open, with a deadline of March 29th 2015.

Travel Bursaries

Undergraduate students taking their year abroad at a U21 university are invited to apply for a bursary of £1,000 to support their studies. Successful applicants are expected to act as an ambassador for UoB as a condition of the funding. Eight bursaries were awarded last year.


Museums and Collections Award (CAL students only)

One successful candidate will work for one month on a museum or collection project, hosted by the 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.


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 Projects Officer, with any questions at m.clulee@bham.ac.uk

Learn more about Universitas 21 at www.universitas21.com 


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