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British Council Scholarships For Women In STEM

Are you a woman with a STEM degree and passionate about your research? You may be eligible for a Masters’s Degree Scholarship or Early Study Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Why a scholarship programme?

This scholarship program aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

Globally, female students’ enrolment is particularly low in Information and Communications Technology (three percent), natural science, mathematics and statistics (five percent), and engineering, manufacturing, and construction (eight percent). 

Eligibility criteria

Applicants can apply from the following countries

For both Master’s Scholarships and Early Academic FellowshipsBangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
For Masters Scholarships onlyBrazil, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine

We are looking for women who:

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  • are able to take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2022 – 2023
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university
  • can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study/research at a UK university 
  • are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  • are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni

Full eligibility criteria are available below in the documents section. 

Main benefits

  • academic prestige – the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects
  • economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees
  • special support for mothers
  • English language support

How to apply

Applications should be made directly to the participating universities. Please click the link: British stem scholarship (information will be updated as the application process in each participating university becomes live).

Application deadlines vary between courses but range from 28 February to 10 April 2022. Please check the deadline carefully with the university you plan to apply to, to avoid disappointment.  

Please ensure you check and meet all of the eligibility requirements before applying. 

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