In order to support more Indonesian students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 12 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Indonesia programme. With 12 postgraduate scholarships on offer, the total value of Indonesia’s scholarship scheme is £130,000. The single value of each scholarship is a minimum of £10,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Indonesian 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 12 participating institutions across the UK. 

Key Highlights

  • Each individual scholarship is worth a minimum of £10,000
  • 12 UK higher education institutions are offering 12 postgraduate scholarships to Indonesian 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 - Indonesia 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 an Indonesian 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 Indonesia

Imperial College London campus

Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus exclusively on science, medicine, engineering and business. Founded in 1907, Imperial is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 best universities in the world. Our world leading reputation and location in an iconic global city help us to attract the world’s brightest and best minds – coming from over 140 countries at last count. This contributes to our top 10 ranking in Times Higher Education Most international universities in the world 2019. 

For academic year 2020/21, Imperial College London is offering three GREAT Scholarships worth £10,000 each: one for Indian students, one for Indonesian student and one for Turkish students, in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Medicine. 

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is recognised as one of the UK's truly outstanding universities. Over 3,500 international students from over 150 countries create a dynamic student community. NTU is the Guardian University of the Year 2019, and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2017. Teaching is among the best available in the UK with the University awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

NTU is offering two scholarships, one for Chinese students and one for Indonesian students, across a range of postgraduate courses. 

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is a welcoming community of students and staff from more than 120 countries. With more than 31,000 students, we are among the largest universities in the UK. 

We offer exceptional teaching across 700 programmes at foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree level.

We embed work experience and real-world case studies into our teaching, so you have many opportunities to put your learning into practice.

The Guardian University Guide 2020 ranked Sheffield Hallam 55th in the country overall, up from 70th last year.  

For academic year 2020/21, Sheffield Hallam University is offering three scholarships worth £10,000 each, to students from Indonesia, India and Malaysia studying a postgraduate taught degree in any subject (one scholarships per country).

University of Bradford

The University of Bradford, UK, is one of the world’s great technology universities, providing high-quality teaching, underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, the University of Bradford received its Royal Charter in 1966, becoming Britain’s 40th University. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world. 

The University of Bradford is offering two scholarships worth £10,000 each, one for Chinese students and one for Indonesian students 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 two GREAT Scholarships for postgraduate study worth £10,000, one for Malaysian students and one for Indonesian students.

University of Cambridge

Cambridge has attracted many of the very best minds since it was first established in 1209.  It comprises more than 20,000 students, including 7,500 graduate students (of whom about 50% are from outside the UK). The University and its 31 Colleges are spread throughout the city.  Masters courses are challenging.  But if you have the commitment, ability and motivation, you can expect great rewards - exhilarating intellectual satisfaction and a capability much sought after by employers in industry, academia and other sectors.

The University of Cambridge is offering three master's scholarships worth £20,000 each: one for Malaysian students, one for Indonesian students, and one for Chinese students. 

University of Dundee

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution. The University has an excellent reputation and Dundee is a great place to be a student, named the best city to live in Scotland (The Scotsman 2019).We are one of the UK’s top 30 universities (The Guardian University Guide 2020) and our international student satisfaction is ranked at 2nd in the UK (International Student Barometer 2018).

The University of Dundee is offering two GREAT scholarships in 2020, both worth £10,000: one for Chinese students and one for Thai students, across all postgraduate programmes.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow has 28,000 students from over 140 countries, making this one of the most diverse university communities in the UK. As a Russell Group institution, the university excels in both researching and teaching across it’s  comprehensive portfolio of subjects. Glasgow has been named the world’s friendliest city (Rough Guides 2019), and with an international airport just 15 minutes from the campus, this is an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the UK and Europe.

Glasgow is offering two GREAT scholarships, one for Chinese students and one for Indonesian students, both worth £10,000 in the following subject areas: Arts and Humanities, Life Sciences, Social Sciences (excluding business management and related), Physical Sciences, Chemistry and Geography. 

University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is one of the most prestigious universities in the UK and has been one of the most popular university choices for students from Thailand for many years. 3rd in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) we are renowned for the quality of our learning, teaching and research. Located in the heart of a vibrant, affordable and student-friendly city, Leeds has over 33,000 students from 151 different countries and one of the widest ranges of degrees in the UK.  

The University of Leeds is offering one GREAT scholarship in 2020, worth £10,000. 

University of Nottingham

Unlock your potential in a world of academic excellence, pioneering research and outstanding career opportunities. Nottingham is a Russell Group university, rated 'gold' in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017-18), and ranked 8th in the UK for research power in the Research Excellence Framework (2014). More than 47,500 students from 150 countries study at our award-winning campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, where you will find excellent facilities for study, leisure, sport and faith.

The University of Nottingham is offering three GREAT scholarships worth £10,000 in all postgraduate subjects: one for Indian students, one for Chinese students and one for Indonesian students.