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UK scholarships for international students

UK scholarships for international students

The UK has been well known for its high-quality education. However, when it comes to studying abroad in the UK, expensive fees and living costs are also causing obstacles for international students. Fortunately, to attract more outstanding students to come to study in the UK, the UK government offers a large number of scholarships bursaries and financial aids for those who need help for funding their studies. If you dream to study in the UK, you could find various scholarship options available.

Here, we are going to introduce several main scholarships offered by the UK government:

  • Chevening Scholarship Programme

Chevening Scholarships are global scholarship programs offered by the UK government. It enables outstanding potential leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers from eligible-country around the world to pursue a one-year master’s study in the UK. Since the scholarships are fully-funded, recipients will be able to concentrate on developing professionally and academically. The process of application will take a minimum of 8 months, the strongest candidates of the scholarships will be selected after the interviews. To know when the application will reopen in 2021, you could visit the Chevening Scholarships' official website.

  • Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships provide talented and motivated individuals to gain knowledge and skills for sustainable development. The scholarships are offered to students from low and middle-income Commonwealth countries every year. Applicants can apply for commonwealth Ph.D., Master scholarships, distance learning scholarships, and many others. In the selecting process, applicants will be considered according to selection criteria, including the potential impact of the applicant’s home country and study plan.

  • GREAT Scholarships

The scholarships provide funding for students from specific countries who are dreaming to study in the UK but need financial support. The eligible countries include Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. It offers eight scholarships at UK universities, each scholarship worth a minimum of £10,000. To apply for this scholarship, you will need an undergraduate degree that enables you to enter in taught Master in a UK university.

  • Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Offering by the Scottish government and collaboration with Scottish universities, Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships are for the postgraduate Master’s studies in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare, and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy. Citizens of Canada, China (including Hong-Kong), Japan, Pakistan, and the USA are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is to encourage new international students to study in Scotland, thus, it won’t be available for students who had studied in Scotland before.

In addition to the scholarships offered by the UK government, there are also some offers by universities. Many top universities in the UK provide generous scholarships for international students. You could search for scholarships and funding information at every university’s website you wish to study. Don’t lose the opportunities to get scholarships!

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