Scholarships and Waivers

Support for students

University College Birmingham provides a range of support designed to encourage individuals to access programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level and to be successful in their studies. Part of this support is in the form of financial support and other benefits.

The Kick-Start Scheme

For new students starting a full-time undergraduate or PGCE course, University College Birmingham will provide financial support in the form of the ‘The Kick-Start Scheme’. Eligible UK 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! 

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Electronic tablets

Selected students will be entitled to an electronic tablet, pre-loaded with relevant Apps, to assist you in your studies.

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Scholarships and bursaries

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Sporting Excellence Scholarship

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Masters Intern Bursary

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Fee waivers – it pays to stay

Undergraduate students progressing to Postgraduate Studies

  • UCB students who achieve a first class Honours degree awarded by UCB in the previous academic year, will receive a discount on their tuition fees of £1200 (£865 in year 1, £335 in year 2). No application necessary (UK/EU students with pre-settled or settled status only).
  • 2020 has been a challenging year and for this year only, progressing UCB students (excluding those who have achieved a first class Honours, see above) completing their degree in 2020 will receive £600 off their PG fees (Excluding PGCE students who will receive the fee waiver below). No Application necessary. We will apply the discount at enrolment. Note; you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan- value £11,222.

PGCE Progression Fee Waiver

  • Home and EU students, ​with evidence of pre-settled status, who progress from a UCB BA/BSc(Hons) course onto the UCB PGCE course without a break in study, will receive a fee waiver £1200 (in 202​1/2​2). No specific application is necessary. UCB will review all PGCE programme applications and apply the fee waiver to any eligible student.

Support for international students

International Students Support

International Academic Excellence Scholarship

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International Sporting Excellence Scholarship

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UCB EU Transition Award

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