In order to support more Turkish students to study in the UK, the British Council, together with 11 UK universities, has launched the GREAT Scholarships 2020 – Turkey campaign. With 11 postgraduate scholarships on offer for Turkey, the total value of GREAT scholarship scheme is almost £120,000. The single value of each scholarship is minimum of £10,000. This scholarship scheme will offer an exciting opportunity for Turkish 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 Turkish 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 - Turkey 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 Turkish passport holder?
  • Do you plan to pursue taught postgraduate studies in the UK?
  • Is the course that you have applied or will be applying start 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 Turkey

Arts University Bournemouth

Established in 1883 as a specialist institution, Arts University Bournemouth is a leading University offering high quality specialist education in art, design, media and performance across the creative industries.

Ranked in the top 50 of universities our teaching is of the highest quality found in the UK and provides an internationally orientated learning, teaching, research and knowledge transfer environment with students from over 60 countries. With our reputation for excellence and collaboration, we are dedicated to turning creativity into careers.

Arts University Bournemouth is offering one GREAT scholarships in 2020 worth £18,500: for one Turkish students, across all postgraduate programmes.

Cranfield University library

Cranfield University

As a specialist postgraduate university located at the heart of the UK's Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford arc, our world-class programmes, unrivalled facilities, close links with business, industry and governments, and international outlook all combine to attract students and teaching staff from around the globe. Our graduates are in demand and their association with Cranfield brings benefits throughout their careers.

Our student cohort represents 110 countries and we have a student to staff ratio of 7:1.  

A GREAT scholarship worth £10,000 is available for a Chinese student and a scholarship for £10,000 is available for a Turkish student on a full-time master’s course in the areas of Water and Design, Environment and Agrifood, Energy and Power, Manufacturing and Transport Systems (certain courses not eligible).

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. 

Newcastle University

Newcastle University is a welcoming, internationally focused institution. In recent years, we have developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global presence and opportunities for knowledge exchange that we benefit from when developing partnerships, perspectives, innovations and solutions. We are recognised internationally for our work across broad multidisciplinary areas, including ageing and health; cities, culture and the creative arts; data and energy; as well as for our outstanding single disciplines. Our global geographic reach, combined with an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and high graduate employability, ensures we are a first-choice destination for students from around the world. 

Newcastle is offering one scholarship in Engineering for Chinese students, and one scholarship each for Indian and Turkish students in all postgraduate programs.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire.  It was formed in 2005 by the coming together of Trinity College of Music and Laban, two leading centres of music and dance.  Building on our distinctive heritage and our extensive experiences in providing innovative education and training in the performing arts, we embrace the new, the experimental and the unexpected.  Each year we train over 1,200 higher education students from 57 countries across two incredible riverside sites. We enjoy exceptionally close links with the profession (the UK’s leading orchestras, opera houses, festivals and dance companies), and with leading educational institutions around the globe. This facilitates our students in exploring the ever evolving world of the performing arts and learning the skills that they will need to become the artistic leaders of the future.

Trinity Laban is offering two Music scholarships: one for Chineses students, one for Turkish students.

University of Bath

Join a world-class university in a world heritage city. The University of Bath has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research; offering a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. A top 10 UK university, our international student community represents over 100 nationalities studying programmes designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance. Our vibrant campus is located at the edge of the city and is one of the safest in the UK.   

The University of Bath is offering one scholarship worth up to £25,000 for Indian students. It is also offering two £10,000 scholarships, one for Chinese students and one for Turkish students, across a range of postgraduate courses. 

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university situated in an award-winning 320-acre campus in Norwich and within 90 minutes of London. We have over 15,000 with around 3,000 joining us from 120+ countries. We are ranked within the UK top 25 and world top 200. Key to our success is our drive for student satisfaction and small-group teaching ethos. This leads to happy and well performing students who benefit from an excellent academic tutoring system and a comprehensive, purpose built campus. UEA’s students are guaranteed campus accommodation at postgraduate level and during the first year for undergraduates.

UEA is offering three GREAT scholarships in 2020 worth £15,000: one for Indian students, one for Chinese students and one for Turkish students, across all postgraduate programmes.

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. 


University of Stirling

At the University of Stirling, being the difference is in our DNA, that's why we're regularly recognised across the globe for excellence and world-class student experience. We’ve been awarded 5 Stars in the QS World University Rankings 2018 for our teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. Our dynamic community of staff and students from more than 120 countries and small class sizes help to ensure you benefit from world-class teaching from our leading academics.

The University of Stirling is offering two GREAT scholarships for 2020 worth £10,000 each, one for Turkish students and one for Indonesian students, in the following Master's courses: Sustainable Agriculture, Environmental Management and Strategic Sustainable Business. 

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.