The second edition of the British Council’s 70th Anniversary Scholarship program has been launched for Indian women wishing to pursue a master-level program in disciplines such as Technology, Science, Engineering and Math (STEM) in the United Kingdom. The program enables young women to choose some of the best UK universities to complete their postgraduate degree.
The scholarship, valued at USD 12,84,440, will fund tuition fees for 70 Indian women enrolled in PG level STEM program for the academic session beginning in September/October 2020. The living and other expenses are not covered under the fellowship and are entirely the candidate’s responsibility.
|Funded By||British Council of India|
|Benefit||Complete tuition fee waiver for master’s level programs in STEM|
A total of 36 universities in the UK offer the British Council 70thAnniversary Scholarship to Indian women. These include Anglia Ruskin University, The University of Edinburgh, University of Essex, Cranfield University, University of Warwick, University of Stirling, University of Nottingham, Aston University, University of Dundee, Newcastle University, Glasgow Caledonian University, and The University of Sheffield.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific|
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||British Council of India|
|No. of Scholarships||70|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||N/A|
To apply for the British Council’s 70th Anniversary scholarship, the applicants have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
To avail the scholarship, interested candidates need to submit an application form through the UK university chosen by them. Given below is a step-by-step process that can assist interested candidates in applying for the scholarship:
Step I: Checking the eligibility
English Language Requirements: An applicant must have obtained an IELTS score of 6 to apply for the scholarship. Higher levels of language proficiency needed by the potential host university shall take precedence over the minimum IELTS score of 6.
Step II: Formal admission offer for a postgraduate program in a STEM subject at the university
Step III: Nomination by the selected UK university
Each application will be reviewed by a panel of the British Council based on pre-defined criteria. It would be an independent decision taken by a UK higher education institution (HEI) to nominate a candidate for this scholarship program. As part of the final selection process, the shortlisted candidates have to sit for an interview. The final call will be taken by the British Council’s selection panel.
The British Council India 70th Anniversary Scholarship program is part of the British Council’s endeavor to contribute towards the economic growth of India and meet the ambitions of women in several states across the country. The scholarship program provides 70 meritorious women with an opportunity to study at some of the well-known universities in the UK. The applications for the next session will be accepted until January 31, 2020.
The scholarship program also offers them a chance to collaborate with international research teams and work in a high-class research environment. Additionally, the British Council will train the selected scholars to help them create an impact of their work in STEM fields through the efficient use of social media and science communication.