Sustainable Development Award

Sustainable Development Award

Fee discount for international postgraduates dedicated to sustainability

Are you passionate about sustainability? This special scholarship programme has been developed for our international postgraduate students who can demonstrate a commitment to sustainable development.

University College Birmingham is committed to embedding and promoting sustainable practices across our campus, our university community and wider society (find out more here). We welcome students from around the world whose academic interests and graduate objectives align with our values.

Our Sustainable Development Award is open for applications from new international students starting on a full-time postgraduate course (e.g. MA/MSc courses), offering a £4,000 discount on your tuition fee.

Successful applicants will be required to report to a panel during their studies on how they are continuing to prioritise sustainability in their academic work, extracurricular engagement and post-study plans. You may also be asked to contribute towards sustainability initiatives within the University, such as assisting at events, talks or marketing activities connected to our sustainable objectives.

Applications for this scholarship must be submitted via our online form before the deadline (see How to apply section below).

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 postgraduate 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 detailing your sustainability-related motivations and anticipated outcomes of your postgraduate course, as well as any prior activity or experience within this area. Your application will then be assessed by a panel of academic staff who have expertise in sustainability.

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

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