To support and encourage international students to pursue higher studies in the UK, British Council and UK universities have launched a GREAT Scholarship. This program allows the recipients to complete their postgraduate(taught) program in any one of the participating UK universities.
GREAT scholarship covers the full tuition fees for one-year postgraduate programs or the tuition fee for the first year of master’s degree programs with a duration of two years. Therefore, the scholarship is only valid for academic session 2020/21.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, College-Specific, Company-Sponsored, Tuition-Fee-Waiver|
|Organization||British Council of India|
|No. of Scholarships||103|
|Renewability||One Time Payment|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.britishcouncil.in/study-uk/scholarships/great-scholarships|
Students wishing to study in UK, with the help of GREAT Scholarship 2020, must fulfill the following criteria:
Applicants must be excited to explore the UK higher education experience, and willing to actively engage in extra-curricular activities.
The list of participating UK universities varies according to the applicant’s home country. For Indian students seeking GREAT Scholarship 2020, the program is accepted at the universities given below:
|Cranfield University||Imperial College London|
|Robert Gordon University||University of Bath|
|University of Manchester||University of Reading|
|University of Nottingham||Newcastle University|
|Sheffield Hallam||University of Warwick|
|University of East Anglia||University of Kent|
Students of other eligible countries must check the scholarship's official page for the list of participating universities.
Before applying for the scholarship, it is significant for the students to obtain admission at their chosen (and eligible) UK university. On receiving the confirmation of admission, they must complete GREAT Scholarship on the university’s website itself.
Ensure that you complete the application form and then submit it. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.
Based on pre-set criteria, the British Council panel will review each application. An interview will be conducted for the candidates who have been shortlisted as part of the final selection process.
GREAT Scholarship 2020 recipients will be informed by the university and will issue the funding after registration.
The selection panel of the British Council will make the final call on awarding the scholarship. Selected candidates will have to make their financial arrangements for the living, travel, and study in the UK.
GREAT Scholarship is an excellent opportunity for students, of eligible countries, to study in the UK with financial aid. The number of scholarships varies for each country. For your reference, the same has been tabulated below:
|Eligible Country||Number of scholarships|
Furthermore, the GREAT Scholarship award value also varies from university to university. Talking about the universities eligible for Indian students, the following amount is awarded.
|University||Value per scholarship||Subject or Courses accepted||No. of scholarship|
|Imperial College of London||GBP 10,000||Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine||1|
|Robert Gordon University||GBP 10,000||All Subject||1|
|Sheffield Hallam University||GBP 10,000||All Subject||1|
|University of Bath||Upto GBP 25,000||Engineering & Design; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Management||1|
|University of Cranfield||GBP 11,000||Full-time master’s courses in Energy and Power, Environment and Agri-food, Water, Manufacturing, Transport Systems||2|
|University of Kent||GBP 10,000||All subjects||1|
|University of Nottingham||GBP 10,000||All subjects||1|
|University of Warwick||GBP 20,000||Master's programs in the School of Engineering||1|
|Newcastle University||GBP 10,000||All subjects||1|
|University of East Anglia||GBP 10,000||All subjects||1|
The main purpose of the GREAT Scholarship is to provide aid to deserving students a chance to pursue higher education in the UK. Besides, it focuses on increasing the influx of international students in the UK.