We want all our students to achieve their full potential. With our two scholarship schemes, you could receive extra funding and support to kick start your BCU journey.

The High Achievers' Scholarship

At BCU, we want to reward outstanding student success, and this starts before you even arrive at university. So, whatever your background, if you apply to BCU by the January UCAS deadline and go on to achieve 144 UCAS points or more, you will be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship to get your university life off to a flying start.

These points will be calculated from your main three qualifications. You will also need to have achieved five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above at the point of application in order to qualify.

There are no extra forms to fill in – just make your application by the January deadline and leave the rest to us.


We recognise that starting university comes with some big financial considerations, which is why we’re offering our BCU Accelerate Scholarship, available to all students from lower income households who enrol with our University via the Accelerate programmes.

The scholarship is worth £1,000 paid in three instalments across your first year of study to support you as you make the move from school or college.

Scholarships, grants and bursaries explained

Confused about bursaries, scholarships, and grants and what the difference between them is? We’re here to explain what these words mean and how they could support you in funding your studies.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Sports Scholarships

We want to support your sporting achievement alongside your studies and we realise the commitment of dual career athletes. Our Sports Scholarship is available to students studying any of our courses and performing to a high standard in their sport to help them realise their sporting potential while studying.

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Music Scholarships and Bursaries

The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire offer bursaries to home undergraduate music students from lower-income backgrounds as well as a number of scholarships to music applicants who demonstrate excellence or outstanding potential at audition, and/or specialize in a ‘shortage’ Principal Study area.

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Millennium Point Scholarship

Do you want to work within the built environment, become a leader in AI technology or solve the world's engineering problems? Millennium Point Trust is awarding fully funded undergraduate degrees to talented STEM students. Applications are now closed for 2024 but you can find out more about 2025 entry.

See if you're eligible

Looking for postgraduate scholarship opportunities?

If you're interested in studying a postgraduate taught or research degree, explore the scholarship and bursaries that may be available to help fund your studies.

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Find your home from home at BCU. We offer eight halls of residence options, ranging from on-campus to inner-city living. You can take a virtual tour of each accommodation option to find the one for you.

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Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

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Student Support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

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Social Media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

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Open Days

When possible, the best way to explore what's on offer is to come and see us in person, and we host a number of Open Days throughout the year. Come and be taught by our trailblazing academics and study in our innovative £400m facilities.

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