Scholarships and Fee Waivers

UCB provides a range of support designed to encourage individuals to access programmes of study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and to be successful at UCB. Part of this support is in the form of financial support and other benefits.

Support for UK and EU students

For students starting an undergraduate or PGCE course in 2018/19 onwards:

The Kick-Start Scheme

For new students starting a full-time undergraduate or PGCE course in September 2018, University College Birmingham will provide financial support in the form of the ‘The Kick-Start Scheme’. Eligible students will receive credit of up to £800, which can be used on a dedicated website to purchase course-related materials or on certain items within UCB. The great news is, these funds don't need to be paid back! For FAQs click here.

Electronic Tablets

Selected students will be entitled to an electronic tablet, pre-loaded with relevant Apps, to assist you in your studies. View FAQs for the electronic tablets here.

UCB Undergraduate to PGCE Progression Fee Waiver

Students who progress from a UCB BA/BSc(Hons) course onto the UCB PGCE course without a break in study, will receive a fee waiver £1,130 (in 2018/19). View more information here.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

This provides students with £1000 off the cost of tuition fees, for one year only. View more information here.

Sporting Excellence Scholarship 

This provides students with up to £1000 off the cost of tuition fees for each year of the programme, plus free access to Sports Therapy expertise and clinics and up to £500 over the duration of the programme towards the cost of travel for training/events. View more information here.

Part time Foundation Degree Partial Fee Waiver 

Up to 50 full or partial fee waivers for foundation degree study, up to the full value of tuition fees. View more information here.

For students who commenced their undergraduate course between September 2012 – February 2018: 

UCB Standard Tuition Fee Waiver 

If your household income is £16,190 or less and you are eligible to receive support from Student Finance England you will receive a £1,130 (in 2018/19) discount off your tuition fees. View more information here.

UCB College to Undergraduate Progression Fee Waiver

A £1,130 discount on tuition fees in the 2018/19 year for former full-time FE students who commenced a full-time undergraduate course at UCB immediately following their FE course between September 2012 and January 2018. View more information here.

For students on a Masters course:

Masters Intern Bursary 

University College Birmingham’s Masters Intern Bursaries pay the full value of full-time Masters’ tuition fees at UCB in return for 400 hours of work during the year of study. View more information here.

UCB Academic Success Fee Waiver 

£1,130 discount off the tuition fees of a full-time MA/MSc programme for former HE students of UCB who obtained a First in their BA/BSc (Hons) degree at UCB in the prior academic year. View more information here.

Academic Excellence Scholarship 

This provides students with £1000 off the cost of tuition fees, for one year only. View more information here.

Sporting Excellence Scholarship 

This provides students with up to £1000 off the cost of tuition fees for each year of the programme, plus free access to Sports Therapy expertise and clinics and up to £500 over the duration of the programme towards the cost of travel for training/events. View more information here.

Support for International students

Vice Chancellor & Principal's Scholarship
Teaching Fellow Scholarship
Academic Excellence Scholarship
Sporting Excellence Scholarship
International Student Progression Scholarship
Target Recruitment Partial Fee Waiver

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