Financial help for international students for higher studies in
There are many scholarships and awards offered to international students by The British government and other
Following provides a partial list of grants and scholarships for postgraduate studies in UK:*
• British Chevening Scholarships: (Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Selection of candidates is carried out overseas by British Embassies and High commissions in consultationwith the local British Council Director. You should, therefore, be resident in your home country when you apply. Some British Chevening awards are jointly funded with private companies, universities, trusts, foundations and other grant-making organisations. These are usually advertised locally in those countries where the awards are offered and on the British Council country web pages. Contact the British Embassy, British High Commission or British Council office in your own country.
• Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP): (Funded by the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) You may be eligible for a Commonwealth Scholarship if you are a citizen of either a Commonwealth country (not the Commonwealth of Independent States) or a British dependent territory. Grants are for one to three years and usually cover the cost of travel, tuition fees and living expenses. www.acu.ac.uk
Grants and scholarships from other agencies:
• European Union (EU) schemes: The European Union (EU) provides some grants to promote the exchange of students and academic staff within
• International agencies: Some international organizations such as UNESCO and WHO operate schemes, usually for developing countries. Contact your own government’s Ministry of Education.
• Voluntary organizations: Search in your own country if any charitable organization or religious bodies offer any award.
*Sourced from the British Council web site.
It is essential that you thoroughly explore all the options while still in your home country. You should get as much information as possible from your home countries education ministry. Other best way is to contact the local British Council office to find the scholarships that are available to students from your country.
To search scholarships by institution, charity and organization use British Council web site
• DfID Shared Scholarship Scheme: (Funded by the Department for International Development and participating universities in the
• Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS): (Funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DFES)). These grants are for postgraduate students undertaking full-time study for a higher degree as registered research students at British universities. Selection of candidates is based solely on academic merit and research potential. www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/orsas
• Royal Society Fellowships: These fellowships enable key postdoctoral scientists from a selection of countries to undertake research in the
• Fulbright Scholarships: (Funded by the Department for Education and Skills (DFES) and the