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.

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.

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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.

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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).

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

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Heriot-Watt University campus

Heriot-Watt University

Dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University is now a world- renowned university that enjoys a global presence, performs innovative research and produces graduates with high employability. THE World University Rankings 2019 ranks the university 37th internationally and 13th in the UK for its international outlook.

The university received the Teaching Excellence Framework’s Silver Award. It is a specialist in business, science, and engineering, and a leader in global education. 

QS World University Rankings by Subject ranked Heriot-Watt among the top universities for 11 subject areas. Its Schools of Engineering and Physical Sciences; Mathematical and Computer Sciences; Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society are proud holders of the Athena SWAN Bronze award.

Heriot-Watt has five campuses across Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Orkney, Malaysia, and Dubai, along with 53 Approved Learning Partners (ALPs) and educational collaborative partners in 150 nations across the globe.

Heriot-Watt is one of the most diverse universities in the UK and has a total of more than 30,000 students. The university has over 130,000 alumni across the globe in more than 190 countries.

Within six months of course completion, 95% of Heriot-Watt graduates were found to be in further study or in employment. The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 ranks Heriot-Watt 17th across the UK for its graduate salaries for the duration of six months on graduation.

Heriot-Watt is offering two GREAT scholarships for Chinese postgraduate students: one in Textiles and Design, and one in Mechanical and Chemical Engineering areas.

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. 

Keele University

Keele is proud of its’ multi-cultural and diverse student community and welcomes students from over 120 countries. The campus offers you everything you will need to ensure it is your home from home, whilst providing high quality and supportive teaching, excellent facilities. Founded in 1949, Keele University is located in the heart of the UK and ideally situated right by a bustling university town, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and minutes away from the ever-developing city of Stoke-on-Trent and less than an hour away from Manchester and Birmingham. 

Keele is offering three scholarships, worth £10,000 each, for Chinese postgraduate students: one in Marketing, one in Cell and Tissue Engineering, and one in any subject area.