Teaching Fellow Scholarship

In each academic year:

Up to 2 Teaching Fellow Scholarships

Each scholarship provides half of the costs of UCB tuition fees for up to one year of a Masters or Undergraduate programme. Successful applicants may be offered 20 hours part-time teaching per week for a maximum of 30 weeks, paid on the standard part-time rate for the level of teaching undertaken.

Selection Criteria and Eligibility

These scholarships are open to serving teachers from recognised international partner institutions only. Applicants must provide evidence of a high level of teaching capability, be highly committed to the teaching of their subject, clearly explain the benefit they would derive from the scholarship, show a willingness to teach at UCB in subjects relevant to the UCB curriculum, and a high level of written and oral communication in English.

Applicants must have accepted an offer of a place on a full-time taught programme at UCB and the chosen programme should be of at least one year's duration and leading to an academic award at Higher Education level.

The award of a Teaching Fellow Scholarship is subject to any necessary visa clearance by the UK immigration authorities. An offer of a Teaching Fellow Scholarship will be made to successful applicants and this offer may be used as evidence to the UK authorities of certain costs being met. However if a visa is not permitted the Scholarship will be withdrawn and there is no automatic reconsideration at any future point.

Applications Procedure

Applicants must complete the standard application form, ensuring that the category of scholarship / fee waiver applied for is clearly noted and providing full documentary evidence of: qualifications held, English Language capability, teaching capability and subjects covered. Applicants must also provide a clear statement on the benefits that they believe they would derive from receiving the scholarship and attach a letter of recommendation.

Applications must be sent, by post, to:

University College Birmingham, 
Summer Row, 
B3 1JB 
United Kingdom

Application Dates

Although there are a limited number of scholarships in this category each year, applications can be considered for entry in Semester 1 (Late September/Early October) or Semester 2 (Late January/Early February). Applications should be made at least 2 months prior to the entry date. Please note that applicants offered a scholarship for a Semester two start will be awarded half of the scholarship against semester 2 fees and half of the scholarship against their subsequent semester 1 fees.