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British Council Women in STEM Scholarships

British Council Women in STEM Scholarships







Fully Funded

Some countries

MSc & Ph.D

May 22, 2023

More details :

Are you a woman with a degree in a STEM subject and passionate about your study? You could receive a scholarship to study a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics programme at a leading UK university. Or, if you have completed a PhD in STEM in the last three years, you could apply for a scholarship for an Early Academic Fellowship. Now in its third year, the British Council Women in STEM Scholarships programme is working in partnership with 19 UK universities with the aim of benefiting women from the Americas, South Asia, East Asia, Western Balkans, Central Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, and Turkey. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

Eligibility :
  • Can take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2023 – 2024.

  • Can demonstrate a need for financial support.

  • Have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university (for Masters level) or completed all components of PhD in the last three years (for Early Academic Fellowships).

  • Can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study/research at a UK university.

  • Are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area.

  • Are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni.

For both Master’s Scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships (PhD must be completed for fellowships) India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal or Sri Lanka,

Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

For Masters Scholarships only

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia or Uzbekistan Turkey Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru or Venezuela


Required documents :

The exact documents required for the British Council Women in STEM Scholarships may vary depending on the specific scholarship program you are applying to. However, in general, you will likely need to provide the following documents:

  • A completed application form: This will typically require basic information about you and your academic background.

  • A personal statement: This should explain why you are interested in the scholarship program, what you hope to gain from it, and how you plan to use your STEM education to make a difference in your field and in the world.

  • A copy of your CV or resume: This should highlight your academic achievements, work experience, and any other relevant skills or accomplishments.

  • Academic transcripts: These should provide evidence of your academic performance, including grades from any previous degrees or courses.

  • References: You will likely need to provide at least one or two references who can speak to your academic or professional abilities and potential.

How to apply :

Applications should be made directly to the participating universities, please click on the links below for your chosen region or country for specific institutional information. 
You can make more than one application but need to apply through the preferred institution.

Please note that you have to have completed all components of a PhD in the last three years to be eligible for Early Academic Fellowships.

Deadlines for applications for Master scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships:  These may vary depending on institution. Please check the deadlines with your chosen institution carefully to avoid any disappointment.

Please ensure you check and meet all the eligibility requirements before applying.

After submitting an application, you will then next hear directly from the university about the status of your application.

The Scholarship Benefits:
  • Academic prestige - the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in STEM subjects

  • Economic support will include tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees

  • Special support for mothers

  • English language support (IELTS)

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