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Birkbeck University of London is offering a limited number of scholarships to international students enrolling in the Autumn 2022 intake on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme. 

The scholarship will be applied as a discount to the tuition fee for your first year of study only. 

Eligibility: To be eligible you need to meet all of the following conditions: 

  • you are an international overseas tuition fee-paying student holding an unconditional offer on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme offered by Birkbeck, starting in Autumn 2022. You must have been assessed as an international fee-payer to qualify.
  • you are ordinarily resident of a country in the relevant region 
  • you are self-funded
  • you are classified as an ‘International’ tuition fee payer.

Only one scholarship award can be offered per student and the scholarship cannot normally be held in conjunction with any other scholarship. 

You may apply for multiple scholarships; if you are successful in being awarded multiple scholarships, the highest value scholarship will be awarded to you. 

How to apply: Once you have received an unconditional offer from Birkbeck, you can apply using the online application form for the region where you ordinarily reside.

Application form for those ordinarily residing in Asia/Central Asia

You must be a national of, and living in, one of the following territories: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Application form for those ordinarily residing in East Asia/South East Asia

You must be a national of, and living in, one of the following territories: Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.

Application form for those ordinarily residing in the Middle East/North Africa

You must be a national of, and living in, one of the following territories: Tunisia. Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

Application form for those ordinarily residing in North America

You must be a national of, and living in, Canada or the United States.

Application form for those ordinarily residing in Latin America/the Caribbean

You must be a national of, and living in, any Latin America or Caribbean country with the exception of Brazil. If you are a Brazilian national you might be eligible for the Birkbeck Global Future Scholarship (see above). 

Application form for those ordinarily residing in Sub Saharan Africa

You must be a national of, and living in, one of the following territories: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, eSwatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Successful scholars will be selected on the basis of a statement of no more than 4000 characters in support of the application. The statement should detail why they are the ideal candidate for the scholarship. Applicants will be required to have made provision to fund the remainder of their studies. 

If you are successfully awarded this scholarship, you will be notified by e-mail. You must complete a payment of a £200 non-refundable deposit within the timeframe stated on your award letter (typically five working days).

You must successfully enrol for the Autumn 2022 intake to receive the award, and no later than 17 September 2022.

Application deadlines:

For courses starting in the Autumn 2022, the deadline to apply for this scholarship is:

Round 1: midnight UK time on Sunday 29 May 2022

Round 2: midnight UK time on Sunday 17 July 2022 (31 July for Sub-Saharan Africa) 

The deadline that applicants will receive a response by is:

Round 2: Monday 8 August 2022

Students who have applied by the first deadline do not need to submit a new application to be considered for the second round.

General terms and conditions:

Scholarship amount: £1,000 – £5,000

Birkbeck has sole discretion to assign, vary or withdraw this award. 

This award is only available to students enrolling to Birkbeck for the first time.

This award excludes sponsorship students, current students and those returning on the second or third year of the same course.

This award excludes short courses and part-time courses.

As a Birkbeck Scholar you will be required to participate in current and future promotional activities to represent the student body at Birkbeck; including, but not limited to, be interviewed and photographed by our External Relations and Marketing department, provide short progress reports on your studies. The College reserves the right to revoke the scholarship in the event the scholar is not fulfilling the requirements of the role.

If the student fails to enrol by 17 September 2022, the scholarship fund will be cancelled in full.

For more information, visit https://www.bbk.ac.uk/international/finance/scholarships


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