The University of Birmingham has announced Commonwealth Scholarship for international postgraduates as international postgraduates are an integral part of the diverse and vibrant student community.
To ensure the very best talent is nurtured and supported at the postgraduate level at Birmingham, they have launched new scholarships alongside their existing financial support.
In honour of the University’s proud status as a partner sponsor of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, we are presenting a once-in-a-lifetime Masters scholarship to overseas students, ensuring that financial worries do not deter students from Commonwealth countries from studying at the University.
✅ More About University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is a public research university in Birmingham, England. It is located in Edgbaston. It was the first English civic or’red brick’ university to gain its own royal charter in 1900, as a successor to Queen’s College, Birmingham (formed in 1825 as the Birmingham School of Medicine and Surgery) and Mason Science College (founded in 1875 by Sir Josiah Mason). It is a founding member of the Russell Group of British research universities as well as Universitas 21, an international network of research universities.
The university has 23,155 undergraduate students and 12,605 postgraduate students, making it the seventh largest in the UK (out of 169). The university’s yearly income for 2020–21 was £774.1 million, with £168.3 million coming from research grants and contracts, and £738.5 million spent.
The university is home to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, which houses works by Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet, as well as the Shakespeare Institute, the Cadbury Research Library, which houses the Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, the Lapworth Museum of Geology, and the 100-meter Joseph Chamberlain Memorial Clock Tower, which is visible from many parts of the city. Former British Prime Ministers Neville Chamberlain and Stanley Baldwin, British musician Sir Edward Elgar, and eleven Nobel Laureates are among the university’s academics and alumni.
✅ What is the Commonwealth Scholarship at the University of Birmingham?
This £3,000 scholarship is offered to all international students from countries competing in the Commonwealth Games 2022 who wish to study for a taught Masters degree at Birmingham during the academic year 2022/23. This amount will be deducted from eligible scholars’ total tuition fees owed if they match the criteria.
✅ Why would you choose Birmingham?
University of Birmingham’s outstanding academic research and teaching has influenced society and had an impact on people’s lives for over 120 years. The university continues to make an impact on our city, country, and around the world, and partnership with the Games exemplifies our regional significance.
The city and the university are official partners for the Games, and Birmingham is in an ideal location to host such an event, being in the heart of the UK and having hosted numerous world-class international events across the vibrant and diverse city.
If you attend the University of Birmingham during this crucial year, you will have the opportunity to see the city and campus at their most vibrant.
✅ One-of-a-kind experience
During the Games, which will take place from July 28 to August 8, 2022, the University will be a competitive location for both hockey and squash, as well as the main campus village, welcoming both athletes and spectators to our campus.
On-campus, The university will also provide volunteer opportunities for employees and students, providing you with the opportunity to obtain excellent experience working at a big sporting event.
Birmingham will gain from more than just fantastic sporting events. From March 2022, the city will host a six-month arts festival as part of the Games, exploring the spirit of the Games and promoting the West Midlands’ rich cultural industry. This means you’ll have an unrivalled opportunity to explore and experience the city, as well as appreciate the cultural and sporting assets and take advantage of the opportunities that a bustling city provides.
✅ Eligibility Criteria for Commonwealth Scholarship Program
- The applicant must have applied for and received an admission offer for a taught Master’s degree at the University of Birmingham UK campus.
- The applicant must be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee purposes.
- The applicant must start studies at the University in September/ October 2022 on a course delivered on-campus.
✅ Deadline for Commonwealth Scholarship
All applications to study in September 2022 must be received by the deadline of 1 July 2022. However, the recommendation is that you apply for your intended program as soon as possible to ensure you meet the eligibility for this scholarship.
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