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.
- Irene, GREAT scholar, Robert Gordon University
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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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