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The University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship for African Students in the UK for 2023

The University of Birmingham is now accepting applications for its partially funded Global Masters Scholarship.

About the University of Birmingham and Scholarship

The University of Birmingham, sometimes known as Birmingham University, is a public research institution in Birmingham, England. It received its royal charter in 1900, succeeding Sir Josiah Mason’s Mason Science College (1875) and Queen’s College, Birmingham (1825), becoming the first civic or “red brick” university in England to do so. It was also the first English unitary university. It is a founder member of Universitas 21, a worldwide network of research institutions, as well as the Russell Group, a group of British research universities.

The student body in 2019–20 is the seventh largest in the UK (out of 169), with 23,155 undergraduate and 12,605 postgraduate students. The university’s annual income for 2021–2022 was £869.8 million, of which £215.0 million came from grants and contracts for research, with an expenditure of £1.02 billion. The University of Birmingham improved its grade point average from equal to 31st in the previous REF in 2014 to equal 13th out of 129 institutions in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.


The institution provides admission to 79.2% of applicants, which ranks eighth highest in the Russell Group. In the 2016–17 academic year, the institution had a domicile distribution of 76:5:18 UK, EU, and non–EU students, with a female-to-male ratio of 56:44.

To remove financial barriers for students from a variety of countries who are contemplating attending the University, the University of Birmingham is providing a significant Global Masters Scholarship for overseas students.

This grant, which has a value of £2,000 per scholarship, is open to all overseas students from several nations who wish to pursue taught Masters degrees at Birmingham in the academic year 2023–2024. This sum will be subtracted from the total amount of tuition fees owed by eligible scholars who complete the requirements.

Details about the Global Masters Scholarship at the University of Birmingham:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Birmingham

Scholarship Value: £2,000

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): University of Birmingham

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship

Candidates must fulfill the conditions listed below to be eligible for the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship. You have to:

  • received an offer of admission after applying for a taught Master’s degree at the University of Birmingham campus in the UK to begin studying in the 2023–2024 academic year.
  • be categorized as having a “domicile” in one of the chosen nations. See the list down below.
  • be categorized by the university as an international fee payer to pay tuition.
  • Enroll in a full-time program being taught at the University’s UK campus beginning in September or October 2023 to begin your studies there. 

Eligible Countries:

  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Egypt
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • South Africa

Application Procedure for the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship

  • Applicants who satisfy the prerequisites indicated above will automatically be given the University of Birmingham Global Masters Scholarship.
  • You must formally accept the scholarship offer by the time specified on the offer you receive from the university’s admissions office. You can do this through the postgraduate portal.
  • You must additionally pay the usual £2,000 (GBP) admissions deposit by the date specified by the Admissions Office in your offer letter to completely secure the scholarship. Your deposit must be received by August 31, 23:59 UK time/ GMT+1, to be considered for this scholarship selection process.

If you have further questions about the scholarship, please consult the institution’s Frequently Asked Questions. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline: 31st of August 2023

Not interested in this particular scholarship? See other UK scholarships here.