GREAT Scholarships

GREAT Scholarships offer students from 15 countries the opportunity to have £10,000 towards their tuition fees for a wide range of one-year taught postgraduate courses.

In the 2024-25 academic year, 210 scholarships are offered by 71 universities across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

They are available to students from the following countries:

On each country's dedicated page, you'll find a comprehensive list of universities that provide scholarships to students from that specific nation, details of which courses are covered by these scholarships and how to apply.

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. 

  • 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
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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 science and technology

Science and technology postgraduate scholarships of £10,000 are available to students from a variety of countries to study subjects in this area, from artificial intelligence to sustainable engineering and more.

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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

GREAT scholars share their experiences of studying in the UK

Meet our GREAT scholars and find out more about their UK studies, from the support they've received to the advice they have to share with you.

'I'm proud to be a GREAT scholar'

Rimsha from Pakistan came to study at the University of York with a GREAT Scholarship. She's built new networks and, even before graduation, secured a job with the NHS in London related to her field of study.

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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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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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