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Scholarships to International Students in UK

With more than 500,000 international students enrolling each year, the UK boasts 14 entrants in the QS Best Student Cities 2019 excelling in factors such as desirability, affordability and student preferences.

Most Prestigious Scholarships for International Students in UK -


Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

Fellowships and scholarships are offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK to students from commonwealth countries. The scholarship covers tuition, travel and living expenses of meritorious students pursuing a master’s degree or a PhD in the UK.

Chevening Scholarship

These offer fully-funded financial assistance to students having exceptional leadership skills and academic prowess in their fields of study. The scholarship covers travel, tuition and living expenses for 12 months but can be extended under certain conditions.

CastleSmart Scholarship

Think of undergraduate courses in the UK for Indian Students, these are the scholarships for you! These scholarships aid students in providing £6,000 annually. For this, applicants are required to create an effective YouTube video outlining their background and future career goals.

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships (CWIT)

These are offered to Indian students who are experienced in arts, humanities or heritage conservation. These include fellowships, fully-funded awards, doctoral grants and grants for students in Scottish Universities Summer School.

Euraxess UK

Scholarships run by the British Council for international students from around the world, these are available for students of universities in the UK for PhD.

Scotland Saltire Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the Scottish government in association with Scottish universities to provide financial aid for 50 students (one-year full-time graduation program) pursuing science, healthcare, technology, renewable and clean energy and creative industries. The scholarship provides £8,000 to cover the tuition for a one-year full-time master’s programme at all higher education institutions in Scotland.

GREAT Scholarships

Funded through a joint association of the UK Government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council under the Study UK campaign, this scholarship supports Indian students in 12 participating universities in the UK offering 13 postgraduate scholarships. This offers an amount of approximately £10,000 covering the tuition of students pursuing masters in the UK.

Additionally, there are many scholarships you can apply for if you wish to study MBA in the UK such as:

  • Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship

  • Oxford India Centre Scholarship

  • Hornby Scholarships 2018

  • Chevening Scholarship

  • Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

  • GREAT Scholarships

University specific scholarships to study in UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from any country outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding.

Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
The Clarendon Scholarship Fund is a prestigious graduate scholarship scheme offering around 140 new scholarships every year to eligible graduate applicants (including international students) at the University of Oxford. Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and potential across all degree-bearing subjects at graduate level at the University of Oxford.  The scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.

Edinburgh Global Research Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer 30 scholarships to outstanding overseas students who intends to pursue a PhD Research Programme in any field of study offered by the University. Each scholarship covers the difference between the tuition fee for a UK/EU graduate student and that chargeable to an overseas graduate student. The awards do not cover maintenance expenses.

University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships 
University of Sussex Chancellor’s International Scholarships are available in the majority of Sussex Schools, and are awarded on the basis of academic performance and potential to non-EU international students who have applied for and been offered a place for eligible full-time Postgraduate Taught degrees at the University of Sussex.  The scholarship is 50% off international student tuition fee and is offered for one year.

Bristol University Think Big Scholarships
In 2020, Bristol University is investing £500,000 to help the brightest and best international students come to the University of Bristol. Think Big Undergraduate scholarships and Think Big Postgraduate scholarships are available for courses starting in 2020. The tuition fee awards range from £5,000 to £20,000.

University of West London International Ambassador Scholarships
The International Ambassador Scholarship recognizes and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of West London. The scholars will act as international ambassadors for the University of West London.  Up to 50 scholarships worth up to £5,000 are available.

University of West England Chancellor’s Scholarships
The University of the West of England, Bristol offers more than £100,000 worth of scholarships for international students each year.  This includes the Chancellor’s Scholarship wherein the recipient will be required to undertake an internship working within the International Development Office and other departments. The scholarship covers the full tuition fees for one academic year.

Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships
Transform Together scholarships are open to international and European Union (non UK) students applying to study a full-time postgraduate or undergraduate taught course at Sheffield Hallam University. A half fee waiver (50% discount) is available for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses for the first year of study.

University of Westminster Undergraduate Scholarships for Developing Country Students (UK)
Westminster’s Full International Scholarships are the University’s most competitive scholarships that are open to international students from developing and middle income countries who wish to pursue a full-time Undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster. The scholarships cover full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Warwick Chancellor’s International Scholarships
The Warwick Graduate School awards up to 42 Chancellor’s International Scholarships to the most outstanding PhD applicants yearly. The scholarships are open to international and EU students in any discipline offered at Warwick.  The scholarships include the full payment of overseas tuition fee and a maintenance stipend.

Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year,  105 scholarships  are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.


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