The University of Birmingham offers scholarships for international undergraduate and postgraduate level courses.
Nigeria is the second country with the largest amount of new international students with more the 250 following both undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
For the Nigerian students, the University of Birmingham / UKEAS Nigeria Outstanding Achievement Scholarships program is available only for undergraduate studies in the following areas: Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences.
4 scholarships of £5,000 each are given to those high level students coming from Nigeria and that intend to start an undergraduate course in the next academic period.
The UK Educational Advisory Service (UKEAS) has 6 offices in Nigeria where you can find all the information you need as well as the necessary advice for UK studies. These are located at the locations of Abuja, Ikeja, Ibadan, Enugu, Port-Harcourt and Victoria Island.
To be considered eligible, you must meet the following conditions:
- Have received an offer and selected the University of Birmingham as your firm choice for any full time undergraduate program (only first year students)
- Have the academic level required for the program
- Be a Nigerian Citizen and live in Nigeria
- Be classed by the University as an overseas fee payer for tuition fee payment. Should be able to fund the remaining costs of their studies at Birmingham from other sources
- Start your studies at Birmingham on the right time as the scholarship award may not be deferred.
- Be registered in one (only one) of the local representatives. Registration must have your undergraduate study application attached.
- Have accepted an offer from the University of Birmingham and be in contact with UKEAS representatives by the specific dates.
To apply for the scholarship you need to have accepted an offer from the University of Birmingham and be in contact with UKEAS.
A high academic performance is the main selection basis for awarding the scholarship and a complementary interview will be made whether in person or via Skype. The scholarships will be announced shortly after this interview. Remember that current students at the University of Birmingham are not eligible for the award.
Another special option for Nigerian students is the Northern Consortium UK Scholarships, a fund launched for their 25th anniversary which is available to students from China, Nigeria and South Korea. 3 scholarships worth £5,000 will be awarded in the following areas:
- Engineering and Physical Science
- Business and Management
- Open (all programs)
In order to apply, students need to be registered for the International Foundation Year. The scholarship will be awarded to the best performing students.