High Achievers Scholarship

High Achievers Scholarship

Award for international undergraduates demonstrating academic excellence

University College Birmingham provides a scholarship scheme for international undergraduate students who can demonstrate high academic attainment.

Open to applications from international students starting a full-time course at undergraduate level (e.g. BA/BSc degree courses), the High Achievers Scholarship offers a discount on the first year of your tuition fees.

Applicants who have achieved an academic score of at least 70% are eligible for the scholarship. Discounts are awarded on a scale linked to your level of academic achievement, ranging from £3,000 to a full waiver of your first year tuition fee, as detailed below:

Academic score


70% – 74%


75% – 80%


81% and above

Full award


Applications for this scholarship must be submitted via our online form before the deadline (see How to apply section below). Successful applicants will then be required to provide documented evidence at agreed points during their first year of study in order to demonstrate ongoing commitment to advancing their studies.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for this scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must have received and accepted an offer to study on a full-time undergraduate course at University College Birmingham starting in the current or upcoming academic year – part-time courses, distance learning courses or other levels of study are not eligible.
  • You must have overseas international student status and be paying overseas international rate tuition fees.
  • You must have paid your 50% tuition fee deposit to the University.
  • This scholarship is available to students during the first year of study only.

View our full terms and conditions here.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, please click the button below to submit an online application form. Applications submitted by post or email will not be accepted.

As part of your application, you will be required to submit a personal statement which demonstrates your passion for education and how your degree studies at University College Birmingham will help you in the future, as well as reflecting upon how you can make a positive contribution to our University community.

We are no longer accepting scholarship applications for September 2023. For students starting in February 2024, applications must be received no later than 8 December

Click below to submit your online application form:

Apply for scholarship

Any questions?

For any enquiries regarding our international scholarships and discounts, please email international@ucb.ac.uk.

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