f you choose the UK you can enjoy the life-changing benefits of international study, knowing that you are getting great value for money. If you need extra help, there are many financial support options out there, including scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.
Fees for UK courses vary, depending on:
Whether you are from the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), or another country
Where in the UK you are studying (there are different rules for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales)
Your study level
Scholarships and financial support
There are hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and grant schemes on offer for students who need extra support to pay for their UK course.
Depending on your nationality, you may be eligible for a loan or financial support from the UK government. Visit the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website for more details.
Postgraduate studentships can be found via a number of websites, including Postgraduate Studentships and Prospects.
Individual universities may also offer financial assistance, check their websites for more details.
You can apply for any of the following scholarships, provided they are appropriate for their course.
Chevening Award: Postgraduate scholarships from the UK government aimed at students with potential as future leaders
Erasmus Programme: Undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral research funding
Euraxess UK: Research placements in the UK
Royal Society grants: Postdoctoral science research
Science and research funding
The Newton Fund and other funding organisations provide grants and other funding opportunities for researchers from certain countries. Current opportunities are listed on the British Council Science website.
Scholarships for students from certain countries
The British Council can help you with a number of scholarship and funding opportunities. These include:
Open to students or researchers from
A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship Programme
Scholarships for English language teachers to develop their English language skills
Selected countries – see website
Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships
Undergraduate, Master's and PhD courses
Canada, China, India, Pakistan and USA
Young Cell Scheme
Postgraduate Master's studies in the EU
International Atomic Energy Agency Scholarships
Fellowships for graduates
Selected countries – see website
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
Master's and doctoral courses (for study in the UK and distance learning), plus academic, professional and medical fellowships
Hong Kong – Scotland Partners in Post Doctoral
Research scholarship scheme
Hong Kong and Scotland
Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Scholarships
Doctoral studies, research, visiting fellows and Scottish summer school
UK-China HE Research Partnership for PhD Studies
China and UK
GREAT India scholarships
Various scholarship opportunities at undergraduate and postgraduate level
Master's and doctoral courses at any University in the UK
Marshall Sherfield Fellowships
Post-doctoral research in Science and Engineering at any University in the UK
Other sources of funding
There are many other sources of funding for students in certain countries. Contact your local British Council office to find out what is available.
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