An investment in your future

Have you ever wondered what a UK education can do for you? Alongside a world-class qualification, studying in the UK will give you the opportunity to experience a new culture, network with students and professionals from all over the world, and gain skills to help further your career development. 

There are various financial support options available to help fund your studies in the UK. This includes scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans.

Anything is possible

Receiving financial support could help you achieve your dreams – be it progressing your career, starting your own business or bringing change and opportunity to your community. In our film above, scholarship recipients talk about how the opportunity has transformed their lives. They have one piece of advice for students thinking of applying for a scholarship: ‘Just go for it!’

Scholarships and financial support

The UK government offers hundreds of scholarships, bursaries and additional financial support to students from several countries. You can visit the UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website to find out if you are eligible for a scholarship. 

Many institutions also offer their own financial assistance, and you can check their websites for more information.

Lots of universities offer fully-funded postgraduate studentships. You can find out more from your chosen university or from specialist websites like Postgraduate Studentships and Prospects.

Browse a selection of scholarships available:

Global scholarships

A.S. Hornby Trust Scholarship

Description
Scholarships for English language teachers to develop their English language skills
Location
Selected countries – see website
Price

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships

Description
Scholarships for postgraduate master's studies in the areas of science, technology, creative industries, healthcare and medical sciences, and renewable and clean energy.
Location
Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan and USA
Price

Chevening Fellowships

Description
Short courses or professional/academic research opportunities for mid-career professionals
Location
Selected countries – see website
Price

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Description
Master's and doctoral courses (for study in the UK and distance learning), plus academic, professional and medical fellowships
Location
Commonwealth countries
Price

Country-specific scholarships

Young Cell Scheme

Description
Postgraduate master's studies in the EU
Location
Kosovo
Price

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Scholarships

Description
Doctoral studies, research, visiting fellows and Scottish summer school
Location
Pakistan
Price

Marshall Scholarship

Description
Master's and doctoral courses at any university in the UK
Location
USA
Price

Science and research funding

Marshall Sherfield Fellowships

Description
Post-doctoral research in science and engineering at any university in the UK
Location
USA
Price

Euraxess UK

Description
Research placements in the UK
Location
Global – see website
Price

Royal Society grants

Description
Postdoctoral science research
Location
Global – see website
Price

Newton Fund PhD Call - India

Description
Short-term PhD placements between UK and Indian institutions
Location
India
Price