Scholarships in the UK – Aspiring to study in the UK, either as a graduate, or an undergraduate or you intend to do your postdoc in the UK, but you are not financially capable to sponsor yourself
There are several opportunities in scholarship forms for you to embrace so as to help support your academic journey.
The UK has various organizations, and various agencies both governmental and no governmental agencies supporting ad sponsoring well-talented candidates in their academic pursuits.
While some scholarships are partially funded there are others that are fully funded. Fully funded in the sense that it covers your academic fees, residents’ allowance, and even your travel allowance.
This and many more we will discuss in the courses of this article, we will list the different scholarships that are available and we will also give you a brief overview of each of these scholarships as well as their official link so you can contact them for inquiries and questioning.
The United Kingdom is one of the most outstanding countries when it comes to education, they are known for their modern educational facilities and high-quality standard of living.
The UK has London as its capital and the largest city. Having English as its official language makes it accessible for international students to interact easily.
Scholarships in the UK for International Students in 2023/2024
There are several types of scholarships we have in the UK.
The different partially funded scholarships we have for master’s students in our list include;
- Commonwealth shared scholarships
- Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship
- Santander universities scholarship
- The Norman Palmer Partial Scholarship
- Rotary Foundation global grant scholarship
Common Wealth Shared Scholarships
This is a scholarship that is given to citizens that are members of the commonwealth counties. They have scholarship opportunities for postgraduate students
The different awards in the scholarship include
- Ph.D. scholarships for underdeveloped countries and fragile states
- Spilled-spite scholarship for low- and middle-income countries
- Shared scholarship
- Ph.D. scholarship for high-income counties
- Professional fellowships
To apply for this scholarship you have to apply through the national nominating agency @ https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/national-nominating-agencies, or through a university @ https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/uk-universities/ or a nongovernmental organization @ https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/ngos/
To apply for this scholarship you need to have your passport, academic transcript, your first degree, two references, and an admission letter.
The deadline for this application is December. For more information and inquiries you can log on to the scholarship’s official website at https://cscuk.fcdo.gov.uk/
Charles Wallace Indian scholarship
This is a scholarship that is borne out of the agreement of the Indian and British governments. This scholarship opportunity is partially funded.
While the organization takes care of your school fees and other school allowances, the candidates take care of their visa charge and at some point advice.
For the main time, the scholarship application for the 2023-2024 session has been closed. The short-term grant application was closed on the 28th of February 2023.
The awards in this scholarship include
- CWIT long-term grants
- CWIT short research grants
- Artist residencies
- Visiting fellowships
- Grants for a final doctoral program in the UK
- Museology-curating museum and conservation or archeology
For registration and inquiries, you can log on to the Wallace official page at https://www.charleswallaceindiatrust.com/scholarships
This is a scholarship that has been since 2007. It has been supporting students and the universities in UK with agreements and global partnerships with over eighty countries.
They cover different scholarships, travel awards, and research grants for master’s students. The scholarships awards we have here include
Each of these categories has no less than 5 scholarships in the different fields for students to apply. You must note that they are partially funded.
For more information and inquiries you can visit the Santander official scholarship website at https://www.becas-santander.com/en/
The Norman Palmer Partial Scholarship
This is a scholarship opportunity that is available for students who wish to study law at Queen Mary University London. The scholarship is specifically for master’s students who intend to study fulltime only.
The scholarship covers just one out of three place tuition. To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you have to be from the UK or have an international fees status. You also need t be receiving only funding from one source.
The deadline for this application is the 1st of May 2023. For more information and inquiries you can visit the school’s official scholarship website at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/law/postgraduate/funding/norman-palmer-partial-scholarship/. To apply for the scholarship you can use the school’s official application link here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=kfCdVhOw40CG7r2cueJYFBS5Odgcj5xEjuXdhLvcV7JUNUpNRllLN0ZERlVQRktUM0MzT0RLWE9FWSQlQCN0PWcu
The fully funded master’s scholarship in the UK include
- Chevening scholarship
- Rhodes scholarships
- Gates Cambridge scholarship
- Claredon scholarship
- Commonwealth scholarships
This is a scholarship that is funded by foreign and Commonwealth and development offices and partner organizations.
This scholarship is specifically on merit. The program was initiated in 1983 and over time t has produced over 50,000 professionals in different filed and has offered more than 10,000 scholarship opportunities to candidates who merits
This is a fully funded scholarship that covers, your tuition fees, expense, flight tickets, and various events, workshops, talks, internships, and volunteering opportunities
To apply for this scholarship you can start the selection process online at https://www.chevening.org/apply/. To check for your eligibility status online you can visit https://www.chevening.org/scholarships/who-can-apply/eligibility/
The deadline for the Chevening scholarship application for the 2023/2024 session is closed because it’s passed. Candidates that have successfully passed will be contacted in June 2023 so they can prepare for studies by September/October.
This is also a full-time scholarship opportunity for master’s students to study in the United Kingdom. The scholarship covers students from about 31 different countries.
This scholarship covers your school fees and also gives you an annual allowance of 18,180 euros. This is divided into 1,515 euros monthly.
The Rhodes scholarship gives students the opportunity to study at the prestigious oxford university in the United Kingdom.
This is specifically for graduates and it covers their daily expenses and even their residence allowance. For persons on their second degree it covers their visa renewal allowance.
This scholarship is regarded as the oldest scholarship in the world. For more information and inquiries you can login to the Rhodes scholarship on the oxford university official page at https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/scholarships/the-rhodes-scholarship/
Gates Cambridge scholarship
This is another fully funded scholarship for international students who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
This scholarship is specifically for master’s and Ph.D. students providing a total of 18,744 every year to include their health insurance and academic development.
To apply for the scholarship you need to fill out a combined application form, and fill in the admission, and funding sections correctly, you will also have to write a gate Cambridge statement,, and for Ph.D. applicants a research proposal, and lastly a gate Cambridge reference.
To apply you can click on the link https://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/. For the 2024-2025 section, the application will start on September 2023.
This is a scholarship that covers your school fees and your college fees. it also gives you a rant worth 15,009 euros for your living expenses.
It is a scholarship that gives students the opportunity torn their master’s and Ph.D. degrees at oxford university London.
The scholarship opportunity is open for application by full-time applicants and part-time applicants. to be considered for this scholarship you need to by December or January within the admission deadline.
The Clarendon school accepts students from different nationalities and is open for masters and Ph.D. programs in all courses. The scholarship does not have age limits.
For more information and inquiries you can visit the oxford university official page at https://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon
Common Wealth Scholarships
HEC commonwealth scholarship is a scholarship fully funded for students who wish to study in the United Kingdom.
Applications are welcomed from citizens of middle-income common wealth countries or let’s say least developed countries are eligible to apply.
The HEC Commonwealth scholarship is for masters and Ph.D. students and it last for just 1-3 years of the master’s program.
Also, the scholarship covers science and technology for development, access inclusion, and opportunity, etc.
The scholarship covers your travel allowance, a monthly stipend of 1,330 euros, grants, and airfare. You must be a maximum of 30 years and a minimum of 17 years during the application for each of the program levels.
This article covers scholarship opportunities for the student who wishes to study in the United Kingdom (UK) but do not have the financial strength to fully sponsor themselves.
Please endeavor to go through the application requirements and eligibility before applying. Also please endeavor to check if your country of residence is among the counties that are accepted in each of the scholarship organizations before the application.