Meet the EU Postgraduate Recruitment team

This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is a chance to talk to members of the EU Postgraduate Recruitment team at the University.

We are happy to answer questions on all aspects of postgraduate study, which might include:

  • Seeking sources of funding
  • The differences between different types of PG course
  • The application process
  • English language requirements
  • Finding a supervisor

You can get information specific to students from your country on our website.

We have a number of EU students and alumni amongst our Postgraduate Mentors. You are welcome to ask them any questions you have about what it’s like to study at Birmingham or make the transition to living and studying in the UK.

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Speaker profiles

  • Chloe Pattison

    Chloe is a postgraduate recruitment officer. She manages our EU recruitment. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:00)

  • Anja Benedikt

    Anja is a PhD student from Germany, and works as a postgraduate recruitment advisor. (Live Q&A 14:00-16:00)

Q&A Archive

These were the questions asked during the Meet the EU Postgraduate Recruitment team live event.

We’ve come to the end of our Q&A session today. Thank you very much to everyone who took part – I hope we managed to be of assistance and provide the information that you were looking for.

We will hold many more of these virtual open day events over the coming months so please check now and again to see what we’ve got lined up for the future. If you’d like to visit our campus (in real life!), our next Postgraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018. We also run bespoke campus tours throughout term time and Cafés at which you can meet current students.

Andreas asked:

Is there a designated break between two semester in a full-time taught masters degree?

Anja replied:

Hi Andreas,

you can find all term dates here. You generally have 11 weeks of teaching in Term 1 and 2 both followed by 4 weeks of teaching free time. The third term involves exams only. Most courses also have a teaching free so-called reading week in week 6 of term 1 and 2. But this depends on the course.

I hope this makes sense.

Galatea Scotti asked:

Hi there, I applied for the MA in African Studies at your institution but I didn’t find on the website page of the course any information about scholarship or funding apart from the government loan. I was just wondering if there is any bursary or scolarship available for European students for that course. Thanks you very much for your help and for your time.

Anja replied:

Hi Galatea,

thank you for your question. There are scholarships for Master courses in the College of Arts and Law. You can generally find all scholarships offered by the university as well as some external bodies on our postgraduate funding database.

I hope this helps.

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