Top 25 Scholarships in UK for International Students
Last updated: 25 Aug 2013
Do you want to study in the UK for free? The British Government and UK Universities provide a large number of scholarships for international students who wants to study in United Kingdom. To help you, scholars4dev.com prepared a list of top UK Scholarships for international students.
UK Government Scholarships
The Chevening UK Scholarships is the flagship scholarship scheme of the British Government. Every year, 1000 scholarships are given to exceptional international students who wants undertake postgraduate study at UK Universities.
The Commonwealth Scholarships are targeted to students from developing Commonwealth countries who wants to pursue Master’s, PhD, and split-site (PhD) study in the UK. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who wants to pursue postgraduate studies at UK Universities towards the development of their home countries.
UK University Scholarships
Gates Cambridge Scholarships (UK)
Gates Cambridge Scholarships are full-cost awards for graduate study and research in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The scholarships are open to all international students from all over the world. A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge namely: university fees, maintenance allowances, airfare, and some dependant’s allowance. About 100 new Gates Scholars are awarded annually.
Rhodes Scholarships at University of Oxford (UK)
Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world. The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards that supports exceptional international students from selected countries at the University of Oxford. A Rhodes Scholarship covers all university fees, personal stipend, health insurance, and airfare to and from the student’s home country. A class of 83 Scholars are selected each year.
Cardiff University Scholarships for International Students (UK)
In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students. There is a wide range of distinct scholarships available annually, at all academic levels: Undergraduate (3 scholarships), Postgraduate Taught – Masters (6 scholarships), and Postgraduate Research – PhD (not specified). The scholarships will cover full tuition fees for the duration of the studies.
University of Birmingham Scholarships for International Students (UK)
The University of Birmingham is offering 18 individual scholarships for international candidates commencing a one year Masters programme. The scholarships are worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees for a one year masters course. These awards are for tuition fees only and cannot be used for maintenance/living costs.
London Metropolitan International Scholarships (UK)
London Metropolitan University offers merit-based postgraduate scholarships to outstanding international students who wants to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University. The scholarship programme provides full and partial tuition fee financial support.
Bristol University International Office Scholarships (UK)
The University of Bristol is offering ten International Office Scholarships for new international students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at the University. The scholarships are worth £8,500 which can go towards your tuition fee.
University of West England International Ambassador Scholarships (UK)
The International Ambassador Scholarship recognises and provides financial support for outstanding students who wish to pursue a full time undergraduate or postgraduate degree at University of West England. The scholars will act as international ambassadors for the University of West London. Up to 100 scholarships are worth up to £5,000 ($7,500 USD) which can go toward tuition fees.
Sheffield Hallam University Transform Together Scholarships for Non-EU Students (UK)
Transform Together scholarships are open to students from any non-EU country applying to study full time postgraduate or undergraduate programme at Sheffield Hallam University. The scholarships are specially targeted to international students who want to represent the international student body at Sheffield Hallam University. The scholarships include a one-year full tuition fee waiver for full-time taught postgraduate courses and 50% tuition fee discount for each year of an undergraduate course (subject to successful progression)
University of Westminster International Scholarships (UK)
University of Westminster awards scholarships to eligible students from any developing country who wish to study in the UK and pursue a full-time Masters degree in any field of study at the University of Westminster. The scholarship awards full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
Developing Solutions Scholarships at University of Nottingham (UK)
The Developing Solutions Scholarships are designed for international students from Africa, India or one of the developing countries of the Commonwealth who want to study a Masters Degree at the University of Nottingham and make a difference to the development of their home country. Each year, 105 scholarships are awarded– 30 scholarships will cover the full tuition fee while 75 will cover 50% of the tuition fee.
Edinburgh Global Development Academy Scholarships (UK)
The University of Edinburgh offers Masters Scholarships for international students from least developing countries as for eligible Master’s programmes offered by the University. There will be 2 Master’s scholarships covering the overseas rate of tuition fee for students from less developed countries.
See also: Edinburgh Global Masters Scholarships
University of Bradford Scholarships for Developing Countries in Crisis (UK)
The University of Bradford Countries in Crisis Scholarships are intended to aid students in financial hardship due to the fact that they are domiciled in a country that is in crisis as a result of the political situation, war, natural disaster etc. Each scholarship is worth approximately £20,000 which includes full tuition fees and accommodation plus £2000 per annum living costs.
International Development Scholarships of University of East London (UK)
The University of East London International Development Scholarship in association with International Students House (ISH) is a combined tuition fee, residential and maintenance scholarship offered to an international student from selected developing countries who intends to make a positive contribution to the development of their home country as result of completing the MSc NGO and Development Management Programme, who would otherwise be unable to pursue the Programme for financial reasons.
University of East Anglia Development Scholarships (UK)
The University of East Anglia is offering partial and full scholarships for students from developing/low-income countries. The scholarships are for Bachelors or Masters Degree in International development courses offered by the School of International Development. Multiple International Development Scholarships worth £1,000 fees awards and One (1) International Development Full Fees Scholarship are offered to international taught applicants on the basis of academic excellence and their personal statement.
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