GREAT Scholar showing off her certificate

GREAT Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships offer students from 14 countries the opportunity to have £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a wide range of one-year taught postgraduate courses.

In the 2023-24 academic year, 200 scholarships are offered by 49 universities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

GREAT Scholarships are available to students from the following countries. To see which scholarships are on offer in your country, click on the links below:

Each scholarship is jointly funded by the UK government’s GREAT Britain Campaign and the British Council with participating UK higher education institutions. 

As part of the programme, all GREAT scholars will be invited to a welcome event in the first semester and a networking event in the second semester. 

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GREAT Scholarships for justice and law

Justice and law postgraduate scholarships of £10,000 are available for students from a variety of countries to study subjects in this area, from human rights to criminal justice and commercial law

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GREAT Scholarships for climate change

GREAT Scholarships for climate change offer students up to £10,000 to study a one-year postgraduate course in a climate change-related subject.

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Hear from GREAT scholars

What are GREAT Scholarships?

Maria and Nadine, University of Kent

Find out more about what GREAT Scholarships are and how to apply for them.

GREAT Scholarships at the University of Kent

Getting a GREAT Scholarship

Rawan, LLM International Human Rights Law, University of Essex

Thinking about studying law but need help with funding? Meet Rawan, who received a GREAT Scholarship to study human rights law in the UK.

Scholarships and funding

Receive a well-rounded education

Namita, MSc Global Wildlife Health and Conservation, University of Bristol

The GREAT Scholarship enabled Namita to qualify in the UK to prepare herself to get a job in the field of wildlife conservation.

GREAT Scholarships at the University of Bristol

Being a GREAT scholar

Ismet, MSc Environmental Futures with Climate Change, University of Essex

Ismet tells us about his scholarship, what it means to him, why he chose the University of Essex and his top tips for international students.

Great Scholarships at the University of Essex
  • Getting the GREAT Scholarship changed my life, and even had an impact on my community. When people heard that I was going to study in the UK, they thought - 'Oh, if she got it, we might get it too'. It made it seem possible.

    Irene, GREAT scholar, Robert Gordon University
GREAT scholars receiving their scholarship certificate

6 top tips for applying for the GREAT Scholarship

Are you considering applying for the GREAT Scholarship? 2021-22 GREAT scholar Diona from India shares her top tips, based on her experience of the application process, to help increase your chances of success.

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See also

‘Studying musical theatre in London is opening endless doors for my career’

2021-22 GREAT scholar Desmonda shares how studying in the UK fits into her path to becoming a full-time theatre performer.

‘Studying in the UK is helping me build the skills and connections I need for my future career’

Chrislyn shares her experience of studying intellectual property at the University of Glasgow, the impact of the GREAT Scholarship and her hopes for the future.

From Kenya to Scotland: my life as a master's student in Aberdeen

GREAT scholar Irene, from Kenya, shares her love of Scotland's natural beauty, the supported she's received, and how she finds peace when she's not studying.

Hear stories from international students

The Study UK blog is the home of real-life, personal stories from current international students and alumni.

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Hear from our scholars

‘Getting the GREAT Scholarship showed my community that anything is possible'

Irene, MSc Data Science, Robert Gordon University

Read Irene's blog

'Due to receiving the GREAT Scholarship I was able to come to the UK and pay my tuition fees'

Desmonda, MA Musical Theatre, Royal Academy of Music

Hear Desmonda's story