Other sources of funding

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan

The UK Government is offering a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £26,445 per student. The loan, which is not means tested, will be divided equally across each year of your course. The money will be paid directly to you, so you can choose to use it towards your course fees or living costs.

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.

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.

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, the Student Mentor Scheme and the Westmere Scholarships (for postgraduate research students only).

Financial advice and representation

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


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