GREAT Scholarships 2023-2024

The GREAT Scholarships program is a joint initiative between the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign, the British Council, and participating UK higher education institutions. As part of the program, all GREAT scholars will be invited to a welcome event during the first semester and a networking event during the second semester.

The GREAT Scholarships program provides a fantastic opportunity for students from 14 countries to receive £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a variety of one-year taught postgraduate courses. In the academic year of 2023-24, 49 universities located in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland will be offering a total of 200 scholarships.

These scholarships are available to students from the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Eligible Universities:

  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Edge Hill University
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Imperial College London
  • Keele University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • University College London
  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Essex
  • University of Hull
  • University of Southampton
  • University of York
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Kent
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Nottingham
  • St George’s, University of London

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

• You must be a citizen of India.

• You should hold an undergraduate degree and possess a strong motivation and interest in the subject area proposed for study.

• You must meet the English language requirement of the UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) you are applying to.

• You must demonstrate an engagement with the UK as a scholar, both personally and academically.

• You should be willing to attend a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars, where you can discuss your experiences and share perceptions of studying in the UK.

• You should be willing to maintain contact with the British Council and your HEI and act as an ambassador for the GREAT Scholarships.

• As an alumnus of the GREAT Scholarships, you may occasionally be asked to speak to potential candidates about your own experience of studying in the UK.

If you wish to apply for a GREAT Scholarship, please follow these steps:

  • Visit the university page provided above to obtain more information and click on the link to access the university’s website.
  • Follow the instructions provided on each university’s scholarship website to apply for individual scholarships.
  • The deadline for applying for a GREAT Scholarship varies depending on the institution. For information on individual institutions’ deadlines, please check the institution’s website.
  • Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by the individual universities regarding the result of their applications.
  • After registration, Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities.

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