UK universities/institutions and the Government offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries for the international students. It is open for all the prospective students pursuing full-time study program irrespective of any stream, at most levels. There are various sources of financial aid for international students that provide great opportunity to purse your education in UK.
Students in UK will be offered scholarships from the respective universities as deduction in their tuition fee. Other than this, students will be awarded other forms of aid/scholarships based on their academic excellence and background. These scholarship programmes and other funding will be managed by the British Council and other associated organizations.
Apart from University support, there are also relatively some public and private scholarships programmes, which intend to provide financial support for the international students.
Prominent Scholarship Programmes of UK
British Chevening Scholarships British Government’s flagship programme for postgraduate (PG) and short-term, tailor made professional programmes.
Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Plan (CSFP) – A Pan-commonwealth scholarship programme covering PG, doctoral and post doctoral studies.
Scholarships:www.education.nic.in; Fellowships: www.ugc.ac.in
The Shell Centenary Scholarships for PG studies.
FCO/British Gas/University of Strathclyde Joint Scholarships.
DFID Shared Scholarships Scheme for PG studies.
Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) Awards – PG studies in performing and visual arts.
Rhodes Scholarships – Undergraduate, PG, research in Pure or Applied Science, Law or Medicine.
nlnlaks Scholarships – PG scholarship covering a number of subjects.
The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust/Nehru Trust for Cambridge University.
The Association of Charitable Foundations provides links to charitable bodies that may have funding available.
The Arts and Humanities Research council includes information about grants in this field of study.
Prospects website includes general information for students including funding information.
A guide, listing grants to study in the UK from the Directory of Social Change, includes information for international students.
Scholarship Search UK has online search facilities to enable students to locate UG funding.
Searchable database of all scholarships (register on the websites to search the database)