In order to support more Thai students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 11 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Thailand campaign. With 11 postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of Thailand’s scholarship scheme is almost £100,000. The single value of each scholarship is a minimum of £10,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Thai students wishing to get financial support to pursue postgraduate level study in the UK. Students can apply for courses in a range of subjects including law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more, at the 11 participating institutions across the UK. 

Key Highlights

  • Each individual scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000
  • 11 UK higher education institutions are offering 11 postgraduate scholarships to Thai students
  • A wide range of subjects including law, business, art and design, biosciences, IT and more

Application deadline

The application deadline for GREAT Scholarships 2020 - Thailand varies according to each institution. For details on individual institutions’ deadlines, click on the relevant links below.

Steps for applicants

  1. Check your eligibility
  • Are you a Thai passport holder?
  • Do you plan to pursue taught postgraduate studies in the UK?
  • Is the course that you have applied for or are applying for starting in September 2020?

2. Browse the universities listed below and click on the links provided to access detailed information about the scholarships on offer.

3. Apply for individual scholarships following the instructions given on each universities’ scholarship webpages.

4. Successful scholars will be informed by individual universities on the result of their applications.

5. Scholarship funding will be issued to successful scholars by individual universities after registration.


Universities offering GREAT Scholarships in Thailand

Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is one of the largest modern universities in the east of England, with four faculties and seven research institutes based in the main campuses in Cambridge and Chelmsford. ARU is an ambitious and global university, with a total of 18,000 students from 185 countries and regions around the world studying with us. From 2016 to 2019 has also seen ARU listed in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) World University Rankings – being named as one of the top 350 institutions in the world and top 40 in the UK. We are academically ambitious and pride ourselves on being as enterprising as we are innovative and nurture those qualities in our students. We are passionate about transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research.

In 2020, Anglia Ruskin University is offering three scholarships worth £10,000 each, one for Chinese students, one for Thai students and one for Turkish students.

Bangor University library

Bangor University

Bangor University is based in the city of Bangor, on the north Wales coast, between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea. It is considered to be one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. 

Having achieved the top rating of Gold by the UK Government for quality of education and experience you will be assured of excellent teaching across all departments with highly engaged staff and faculty.

Bangor is a safe, historic, and vibrant community. It has a city vibe without being overwhelming, getting around on foot or via public transportation is very easy and safe. You'll enjoy access to the Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, featuring an on-campus theatre with professional touring performances, and a cinema with the newest blockbuster releases. 

Bangor is a thriving student community with 300+ Students Union activities, projects, volunteering and clubs, Bangor makes for a vibrant, inclusive and diverse student experience.

With over 2,500 international students from over 120 nationalities and the low cost of living, student support and a stunning location all make Bangor a great place to live and study.

Durham University

A university with modern values but long traditions, Durham has been forward-looking since its establishment in 1832.

A World Top 100 University (QS World Rankings 2020), our 25 departments offer over 200 undergraduate and 130 taught postgraduate programmes as well as many postgraduate research opportunities. 

Durham has a long history of welcoming students and academics from all over the globe; 40% of our academic staff and 30% of our students are of non-UK origin, creating an outward-looking, globally-minded and inclusive University. Our worldwide alumni community go on to help shape the world and contribute to society, through entrepreneurship, charity, sport, sciences, and arts. 

Durham University is offering two GREAT Scholarships, worth £10,000 each, for academic year 2020/21:

  • One scholarship available for a Malaysian student, studying any postgraduate taught subject 
  • One scholarships available for a Thai student, studying a postgraduate taught degree in Business or any Science/Engineering programme

Oxford Brookes University

At Oxford Brookes, we're proud of what makes us different. From our hands-on learning style to our Fairtrade ethos, we're not afraid to stand out from the crowd. We’re the only UK university in the QS ranking of top 50 institutions under 50 years old (QS 2020). One of the most renowned centres of education in the world, the city of Oxford is famous for brilliant minds, ground-breaking research and amazing discoveries. High-quality teaching and research lies at the heart of Oxford Brookes. We are ranked 1st in the UK for research (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019) and are proud to have received 11 National Teaching Fellowships for our staff.

Oxford Brookes University is offering one scholarship for Thai students in all postgraduate subject areas.

Teesside University

Teesside University is located in the North East of England, UK. For almost 90 years, we have fostered creativity, enterprise and innovation, shaping the lives of students from over 100 countries worldwide. Our students are part of an ambitious and enterprising community, which provides international opportunities in a future-facing learning environment. We have recently invested over £270 million in our award-winning campus, and have a further £300 million development programme underway.

Teesside University is offering two scholarships for Chinese postgraduate students and one scholarship for Thai students, worth £10,000 each, across all subjects.

University of Bristol

With over 6,500 international students from over 140 countries, the University of Bristol has one of the largest and most vibrant international communities in the UK. Founded in 1900, the University of Bristol is a Russell Group institution and is consistently listed as a top 20 university in the UK league tables. The University of Bristol is ranked 49th in the QS World University Rankings 2020, cementing its position as a global top 100 university.

For academic year 2020/21, University of Bristol is offering three GREAT Scholarships for postgraduate study worth £10,000, one for Malaysian students, one for Indonesian students and one for Thai students.

University of Derby

At the University of Derby, we offer higher education in a wide choice of subject areas at our campuses in Derby and Buxton. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and a Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2020, our academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure our students are ready for a successful career, wherever their talents lie. With more than £200 million invested in the last ten years, we offer some of the best university facilities in the UK. These include our STEM Centre, Forensic Training Facility and NHS-standard hospital ward. As Derbyshire’s only university we use our academic expertise, research and innovation to foster talent and promote links with businesses regionally, nationally and globally.

The University of Derby is offering two scholarships worth £11,000 each in all subjects, two for Chinese students and one for Thai students.

University of Kent

Kent offers high-quality teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations in Canterbury, Medway and mainland Europe and a superb student experience. A wide range of globally recognised degrees available and outstanding student support, Kent offers a welcoming environment for students from over 140 countries. 

The University of Kent is offering scholarships for one Indian student, two Chinese students, one Malaysian student, one Thai student and one Turkish student. All are worth £10,000 across all subject areas. Deadline for applications is 31 May 2020


University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is one of the largest universities in the UK, offering our students excellent opportunities and prospects. A course at USW is more than just a qualification. Inside and outside the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally. The University is based in South Wales, UK, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. At the University of South Wales we always put our students first. We offer a friendly and academically challenging environment with an excellent reputation for teaching quality, state-of-the-art study facilities and supportive staff.

USW is offering two GREAT scholarships in 2020: one for Thai students, one for Chinese students, both worth £10,000 across all subject areas.

University of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a research-intensive university located in the vibrant city of Brighton. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 places Sussex in the world top 150 universities overall and the university has consistently been ranked as the world’s top institution for Development Studies (QS world ranking by subject 2019). With more than 18,500 students on campus representing over 150 countries, the campus is filled with multi-cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere, creating a natural environment for individual development and community engagement.

The University of Sussex is offering two GREAT scholarships in 2020, one for Thai students and one for Turkish students, both worth £10,000 across a range of subjects.