MSc Artificial Intelligence scholarships

If you hold a minimum of 2:2 in an undergraduate degree in any subject, you could be eligible to receive a fully funded place to study MSc Artificial Intelligence at Birmingham City University.


What scholarships are available?

Through the Elevating AI into Non-STEM (ELAN) project, our MSc Artificial Intelligence course (including FinTech pathway) is offering scholarships to UK graduates:

  • A number of £10,000 scholarships
  • Two paid placement scholarships of £20,000

The ELAN scholarship is funded by Office for Students (OfS) and partners Covatic to support graduates from non-STEM subjects (such as business, finance, law, social sciences, arts and healthcare) to gain the digital skills required to thrive in artificial intelligence (AI).

There is a growing digital skills shortage in the UK and Birmingham City University is committed to diversifying the sector by equipping graduates with the digital skills required to succeed.

Who is eligible?

Scholarships will be prioritised for women, black students, disabled students, those who are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds (POLAR quintiles 1 and 2), and those who have graduated – or are graduating – from non-STEM degree subjects. You must also be a UK national.

Why should I apply?

  • Our MSc Artificial Intelligence degree is a conversion course, which means that it is designed to convert graduates from any degree background to be an AI specialist.
  • The course can be studied as a standalone degree or you can choose to study it with the FinTech pathway, which might be particularly suitable for those from finance/business degrees.
  • Artificial intelligence skills can increase salaries by up to 20% across non-STEM sectors.
  • Artificial intelligence is a growing sector shaping the world of tomorrow and you could be part of that.

How can I apply?

To apply for one of the scholarships, you must apply for the MSc Artificial Intelligence and include an expression of interest for one of the scholarships.

The scholarships are issued on a first-come first-served basis ahead of the start date in September 2023, so please submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for a fully funded place. Once you have submitted your completed application, you will need to email to express your interest in the scholarship.

In order to be considered for one of the scholarships, you must hold an offer to study the course and fit the eligibility criteria as stated above. If you have not yet applied to study the course, you can do so on the MSc Artificial Intelligence course page.

Are you female?
Do you consider yourself to have a disability?
Did you ever receive free school meals?
Did your parents attended higher education?
Do you or those in your household receive benefits?
Is your household income (including yourself and your family if supported) less than £41,600 per year (£3,466 per month or £800 per week)?
What was or is your expected degree classification?