scholarships for study in the UK
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
If you wish to apply for a Chevening Scholarship you will need to first identify which country’s programme you are eligible for and then which course and university best suits your needs. In order to receive a Chevening Scholarship, you will be required to demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities. If a scholarship is awarded it will cover your tuition fees and provide a monthly stipend for living costs.
Commonwealth Scholarships are targeted at students from developing countries who want to study in the UK for a master’s degree or PhD. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The Commonwealth Scholars and Fellowships Plan is administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC). The CSC receives applications, selects candidates and recommends them to host universities.
There are two types of awards available:
- Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD study – these scholarships cover full tuition fees, return airfare to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, regular stipend, and thesis grant.
- Commonwealth Shared Scholarships – these scholarships cover full tuition fees, return airfare to and from the UK, an arrival allowance, regular stipend, thesis grant and additional costs such as fieldwork costs.
The programme is open to students from all countries who have graduated with a first degree from a university or technical/vocational college outside Germany. Candidates must not be older than 30 years of age at the time of commencement of their studies, and must possess advanced German language skills. DAAD provides monthly payments of approximately £530 (or €650), plus travel expenses, health insurance and a study allowance.
Fulbright Awards for International Students
Fulbright Awards for International Students sponsor students from all over the world to study in the UK. This scholarship funds tuition, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance for graduate students who are studying for their master’s degree or PhD. Applicants must be from a country that has a Fulbright program.
Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are among the most prestigious and competitive scholarships in the world. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge.
The program aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
To apply for this scholarship you must:
- Be an international student (from outside of the UK)
- Be classed as an overseas student for fee purposes (this means that you do not qualify for home/EU fees)
- Have applied and been accepted onto a course of study at Cambridge starting in October 2018 or October 2019
UK scholarships are available for a variety of study topics.
Scholarships for study in the UK are available for a wide range of subjects, including: * Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences * Business and Management * Engineering and Technology * Life Sciences, Medicine, Health and Veterinary Medicine * Natural Sciences.
The following scholarships are open to students from all countries:
- Chevening Scholarships
- Commonwealth Scholarships
- Marshall Scholarship
- Rhodes Scholarship
- British Council GREAT Scholarships (for students from China, Indonesia or Malaysia) For other scholarship opportunities offered by UK universities or other organizations that provide funding for international students wanting to study in the UK, see our list of general scholarships.