Studying abroad in the UK is a great opportunity to get the best higher education in the world. However, this kind of quality is usually not cheap and most international students usually need some form of financial aid to cover all or part of their study and living costs in the UK.
When it comes to applying for good, generous UK scholarships, the competition is fierce and some of the best providers take your past academic history seriously.
Even after Brexit, EU students can still enjoy the same benefits in terms of funding opportunities and tuition fees. Under the latest UK government policy, students from the EU will still be taken into account when applying for a partial or full scholarship and will continue to enjoy the benefit of ‘home fee status’ – they will have the same tuition fees as British students.
So if you can prove that you are a top student with great study achievements, don’t think twice and apply for an international student scholarship in the UK.
Here are some of the best-known scholarships awarded each year to international students who want to study in the UK:
1. The Chevening Scholarships
These scholarships are offered by the UK Government to individuals with high academic achievements who have high leadership potential. Scholarship recipients are personally selected by UK embassies around the world. Future decision-makers will have the opportunity to develop academically, create professional networks, experience British culture and much more.
The scholarship program provides financial support to study for a master’s degree at one of the UK’s leading universities, with over 1,500 Chevening scholarships offered every academic cycle worldwide.
Read more about Martina’s experience that financed her studies in the UK with a scholarship.
2. Euraxess UK
Euraxess UK is offered by the British Council and is aimed at helping researchers in their career development, supporting mobility and as a support mechanism for researchers moving abroad or moving to the UK. Euraxess UK offers support, with the funding database providing a good source of funding opportunities.
3. The Commonwealth Scholarships
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC) awards scholarships and grants to those who wish to pursue a master’s or PhD and develop professionally. The scholarships are offered every year to students from Commonwealth countries.
Candidates are selected based on their previous academic history and their potential to help develop a better life for citizens of their home country. Each scholarship offers airline tickets to and from the UK, tuition and examination fees, personal maintenance fee, thesis scholarship (if applicable)), and the allowance upon arrival.
4. The Royal Society Scholarships
The UK and Commonwealth independent academy of science is committed to promoting excellence in science and therefore offers a significant number of scholarships to talented and promising students. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s leading scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in existence.
5. British-Chinese Research Partnership for Doctoral Studies
These are scholarships 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 British-Chinese research partnership for doctoral studies aims to promote greater research and innovation cooperation between the two countries, resulting in long-term partnerships.