School of Computer Science

MSc Scholarships in Computer Science

Both the University and the School of Computer Science offer scholarships annually for MSc applicants wishing to study for a Masters degree in a Computer Science subject. Scholarships are awarded to students who have achieved, or expect to achieve, excellent academic results, and are available for all Computer Science Masters programmes

UK/EU Student MSc Scholarships

Paul and Yuanbi Ramsay MSc Bursary

We have two MSc bursaries of £5,000 available to Home/EU applicants, generously funded by the Ramsays.

Applicants must be from the UK or European Union and selection of successful candidates will be based primarily upon financial need and secondarily upon academic merit. The recipient is requested to write a note of thanks to Dr and Mrs Ramsay at the end of the first term of the academic session. Other interaction with Dr and Mrs Ramsay throughout the year is welcome.

Applications will open in May 2017

DCMS Bursaries for (MSc Cyber Security only)

The University of Birmingham receives a limited number of bursaries from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as part of a National Cyber Security Programme project to encourage people into the cyber security profession. The funding covers tuition fees for the GCHQ-certified pathway on our MSc Cyber Security.

Eligibility requirements:

  • UK or EU citizen normally resident in the UK (other than for education)
  • Not applying for the MSc Cyber Security straight from an UG degree
  • Have not been previously employed as a cyber security professional

Additionally, the bursaries are particularly aimed at the following:

  • Persons looking to retrain, e.g. return-to-work, mid-career transition or currently unemployed
  • Ex-armed forces or ex-police officers
  • General IT practitioners looking to specialise
  • Demographics currently underrepresented in cyber security

For further information or to apply, please see here or contact

International Student MSc Scholarships

A £3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a number of privately funded, full fee paying, international Masters students.

This scholarship is awarded to applicants who have achieved or expect to achieve excellent academic results in their previous degree (normally ranked within the top 5% of their year).

Applicants must have accepted an offer for one of the School's MSc programmes. These scholarships are open to students from outside the European Union. Applicants are nominated by the Admissions Tutors: please indicate that you wish to be considered when completing your application to study an MSc.

Central University Funding

The University operates a funding database that details a variety of scholarship opportunities that you may be able to apply for. Simply enter your specific details into the criteria filter to view those those that you are eligible for.