Students who enroll for a course in the UK can get support in the form of scholarships, bursaries, grants, fellowships, and financial awards. These may be funded by the government, public/private organizations or institutions. Following are few best-known scholarship opportunities for international students .
The Chevening Scholarships - These scholarships are offered by the UK government to individuals with high academic performance who demonstrate high leadership potential. This programme offers financial support to study for a Master’s degree at any of the UK’s leading universities, with over 1,500 Chevening Scholarships on offer globally every academic cycle.
Euraxess UK – This is offered by British Council, and is aimed at aiding researchers in their career development, supporting mobility and acting as a support mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK. Euraxess UK provides support, with the funding database providing a good source of funding opportunities.
The Commonwealth Scholarships - This is for those who want to pursue a Master’s or PhD and every year this is offered to students coming from the Commonwealth countries. Candidates are selected based on their previous academic history and their potential to aid in developing a better life for citizens of their home countries. Each scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis grant (if applicable), and initial arrival allowance, among others.
The Royal Society Grants - The independent scientific academy of the UK and the Commonwealth is dedicated to promoting excellence in science, and thus, offers a significant number of scholarships to talented and promising students. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
UK - China Research Partnership for PhD Studies - These are grants to sponsor PhD students and their supervisors from the UK and China to spend a period of study at higher education institutions in China or the UK. The UK - China Research Partnership for PhD Studies aims to promote increased research and innovation collaboration between the two countries resulting in long-term partnerships.
Scholarships from British universities - Top universities in the UK usually provide generous funding for international students, based on their previous achievements. Following are few university details which provide the same
- University of Cambridge
- University of Oxford
- Imperial College London
- King’s College London
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
- University College London
The Global Study Awards - The partnership between Study portals, ISIC and British Council encourages young people to study abroad to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages. A scholarship of 10,000 GBP will be offered twice a year to two future international students committed to expanding their intercultural understanding and to changing society for the better.