UK Scholarships are about studying in world-class universities while enjoying the metropolitan and multicultural society that is present in England. Scholarships are very competitive and coveted. Aside from privately funded scholarships available through foundations like the Mo Ibrahim foundation or through the university, you may check out the British Council’s scholarship page here. You will find information on the Chevening scholarship, Commonwealth scholarship, GREAT Scholarships, and GREAT scholarships Justice and Law. English proficiency is a must for those coming from a different background though some exceptions can be found. So make sure you are aware of application dates and requirements early on.
Chevening Scholarship and Fellowship Program is a British government program that has provided opportunities to thousands of international students globally. While applications open in August, they can take up to 8 months to process. Make sure to visit the website or join their newsletter to stay on top of your application. (APPLY HERE)
The Rhodes Trust is the oldest scholarship program available to exceptional students from a designated group of countries to undertake their education at Oxford University. The scholarship is open to those hoping to pursue postgraduate studies only. The scholarship covers all costs related to studies including living expenses and tuition. Visit their website for more information. APPLY HERE.
Clarendon Fund provides full scholarships for graduate students from all countries and in a variety of fields. These scholarships are available for study at Oxford University, which is perhaps the most prestigious name in education, thus the scholarships are very competitive. Application deadlines are usually around January, but your preparations should start well in advance. Visit and apply here.
The Cambridge Trust supports international students who are studying at one of the faculties of the University of Cambridge. There are over 500 scholarships annually and they vary between partial and full scholarships for select students studying in undergraduate or graduate programs. For more information about eligibility and selection, visit their website here.
Marshall Scholarship was set up during the crucial post-war years and carries the name of George C. Marshall, a US statesman who served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under President Truman. The scholarship provides an opportunity for US citizens to pursue postgraduate studies at a UK university. Every year up to 50 are selected. For more information, visit their website.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation offers several scholarships to support future African leaders through four initiatives:
- London School of Business
- University of London: School for Oriental and African Studies
- University of Birmingham
- Chatham House
For more information visit the official website of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Welcome is a global charity organization with funding opportunities for graduate research, masters, and PhDs. If you are interested in pursuing a degree or research in an urgent health concern, consider applying for their funding to support your studies. APPLY HERE
IMPERIAL COLLEGE holds one of the highest standards of academic excellence globally. They provide several different scholarships including the following:
10 fully-funded scholarships for applicants who have an honors master’s degree in chemical engineering, engineering, or related field. For more information visit their website here.
SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES, FUNDING
Most universities in the UK provide some form of scholarship, bursary or award. Many are competitive and taking time to review your application and making sure it is done properly is a good decision (take time to review our Scholar Resources as well as Blogs for some tips and advice). The following list is not exhaustive but has the potential to uncover some of the more common guidelines and types of opportunities you may find at your chosen academic institution.
Postgraduate Studentships contains updated links and news from universities for those seeking funding and support at the postgraduate level at UK universities. The site also contains interesting blogs, webinars, and links to research funding opportunities.