UK Scholarships

main scholarships in UK

We have summarised below some of the main scholarships from the UK.

You can also look for scholarships or financial aid programmes at any university using their official website. The information is often under the section “Fees and funding”, “Funding” or “Scholarships”.

If you’re not able to find anything, get in touch with a university representative who will answer all your questions.


The Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarships scheme is aimed at students from across the Commonwealth who would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the UK. By funding postgraduate studies in a range of different study formats, the scheme helps to support future innovators and leaders.

The scholarships are offered each year to students coming from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries, who couldn’t afford to study in the UK without this financial support. Candidates are selected based on their previous academic results and their potential to aid in developing a better life for people in their home countries.


The Chevening Scholarships

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and partner organisations, Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential and strong academic backgrounds.

Chevening Scholars have ambition, leadership potential, a strong academic background, and an excellent record of rising to prominent positions in their countries across a range of fields.

Designed to support Britain’s public diplomacy overseas, Chevening Scholarships provide the skills and experiences required to achieve at the highest levels, whilst supporting strong relationships with the UK in the future.

If you’re an ambitious leader in the making and are looking for a postgraduate experience that will give you the very best preparation for success, then a Chevening Scholarship could be for you.

Since the programme was created in 1983, over 50,000 outstanding professionals have had the opportunity to develop in the UK through Chevening. There are more than 1,500 scholarships on offer globally for the 2021-22 academic year, demonstrating the UK’s ongoing commitment towards developing the leaders of tomorrow


The Royal Society Grants

The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientist. It is also the oldest scientific academy in the world that remains active even today. The Royal Society has 3 main goals:

 to promote excellence in science
 to support collaboration at an international level
 to prove the importance of science to everyone

The Fellowship offers various types of grants and awards, which you can check out on the official Royal Society website.


GREAT Scholarship

If you are a citizen of Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or Thailand, who is dreaming of studying for a postgraduate degree in the UK, but need help funding your studies – find out more about GREAT Scholarships.

Each scholarship is jointly funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council with participating UK higher education institutions. Each scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000 towards tuition fees for a one-year postgraduate course.


Scholarships from UK universities

Top universities in the United Kingdom often provide generous funding for international students based on their academic achievements or financial needs. Here are just a few scholarships and scholarship finding tools offered by some of the best universities in the UK:

University of Cambridge
University of Oxford
Imperial College London
King’s College London
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
University College London (UCL)


Euraxess UK

Managed by the British Council, Euraxess UK is an online portal that helps researchers to develop their careers and take advantage of mobility opportunities. Euraxess UK supports both international researchers who want to move to the UK and national researchers who want to leave the UK and go abroad.

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