GREAT Scholarship

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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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.

  • Under GREAT Scholarship 2020 program, a total of 103 scholarships will be awarded.
  • Eligible countries for the scholarship are India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Turkey.
  • The chosen postgraduate program, to study in the UK, should begin in September 2020 only.
  • The list of participating UK universities varies from country to country.
  • GREAT Scholarship recipients get a minimum award of GBP 10,000.

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.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, College-Specific, Company-Sponsored, Tuition-Fee-Waiver
Offered byTrust
OrganizationBritish Council of India
Application DeadlineN/A
No. of Scholarships103
Amount$12,499
RenewabilityOne Time Payment
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttps://www.britishcouncil.in/study-uk/scholarships/great-scholarships

Eligibility Criteria

Students wishing to study in UK, with the help of GREAT Scholarship 2020, must fulfill the following criteria:

  • Citizen and present residents of India, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Malaysia or Thailand.
  • Completed UG degree in your home country.
    • Eg: GREAT Scholarship- India applicants must have done a UG degree from Indian college.
  • Dedicated and academically excellent to pursue a master's/postgraduate (taught) program in the UK.
    • Relevant work experience or proven interest in the chosen field of study.
  • Fulfill English language requirement of the interested UK university via IELTS or equivalent test score.
  • Chosen postgraduate program must begin in September 2020.

Applicants must be excited to explore the UK higher education experience, and willing to actively engage in extra-curricular activities.

GREAT Scholarship 2020 India Participating Universities

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 UniversityImperial College London
Robert Gordon UniversityUniversity of Bath
University of ManchesterUniversity of Reading
University of NottinghamNewcastle University
Sheffield HallamUniversity of Warwick
University of East AngliaUniversity of Kent

Students of other eligible countries must check the scholarship's official page for the list of participating universities.


Application Process

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.

How to Apply for GREAT Scholarship 2020 India Application?

  1. Check your eligibility
    1. Are you an Indian resident?
    2. Plan to pursue a full-time postgraduate program in the UK?
    3. Is the program beginning in September 2020?
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Provide the required student supporting documents

Ensure that you complete the application form and then submit it. Incomplete applications will not be entertained.

Student Supporting Documentation

  • A valid passport and UK student visa
  • Graduation mark sheet and certificate
  • ELP certificate(Test scores like IELTS/TOEFL/CAE can be submitted)
  • All other requirements as laid out by the selected university

Selection Process

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.


Grant Details

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 CountryNumber of scholarships
India12
China45
Malaysia10
Indonesia12
Turkey13
Thailand11

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.

UniversityValue per scholarshipSubject or Courses acceptedNo. of scholarship
Imperial College of LondonGBP 10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine 1
Robert Gordon UniversityGBP 10,000 All Subject1
Sheffield Hallam UniversityGBP 10,000 All Subject1
University of BathUpto GBP 25,000Engineering & Design; Humanities & Social Sciences; Science; Management1
University of Cranfield GBP 11,000 Full-time master’s courses in Energy and Power, Environment and Agri-food, Water, Manufacturing, Transport Systems2
University of KentGBP 10,000All subjects1
University of NottinghamGBP 10,000All subjects1
University of WarwickGBP 20,000 Master's programs in the School of Engineering1
Newcastle University GBP 10,000All subjects1
University of East AngliaGBP 10,000All subjects1

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.

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