International women students with a degree in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields aspiring to study in the UK have a great opportunity to fund their studies.
The British Council, in association with 26 top UK universities, is offering several scholarships in a range of disciplines at the master’s level or as early academic fellowships.
The second edition of these scholarships will be meant for women from South East Asia, South Asia, the Americas, Ukraine, Turkey and Egypt. Candidates will need to have a strong background in STEM and will have to show their requirement for financial support.
The British Council STEM Scholarship scheme is aimed at encouraging more women to pursue STEM careers and to propel them into research, an area which has only 30% women worldwide.
Data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) suggests fewer than 30% researchers globally are women and only 30% of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.
Worldwide, enrolment of female students is low in information and communications technology (3%), natural science, mathematics and statistics (5%), and engineering, manufacturing and construction (8%).
With world-recognized universities and quality higher education facilities, a UK degree is an extremely prestigious asset where you will gain a head start in both your education and career. The UK is a preferred study destination among international students, including Indians.
There has been an increase of 67,660 Indian students over 5 years, especially in 2019-20 and 2020-21.
- The scholarship programme is for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
- As per UNESCO, only 30% of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education
- The scholarship will cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, as well as funding for dependants
- Indian women STEM scholars can also apply for the master’s degree across 13 UK universities
- The application deadline is April 10, 2022
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural ties. There are 100 scholarships on offer starting Autumn 2022 and will be offered by institutions including University of Strathclyde; Middlesex University; University of Durham; The Manchester Metropolitan University; City, University of London; University of Manchester; and University of Southampton, among others.
The scholarship will cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees, as well as funding for dependents if the applicants wish to travel with their children.
Indian women STEM scholars can also apply for the master’s degree across 13 UK universities in courses like data science, environment science, engineering, public health systems, information technology, renewable energy and energy management, and project management as a part of this scholarship program.
Applicants are not required to complete IELTS but to be selected for a course, an applicant will need to show the required level of English for her university.
Students who wish to take up courses in the UK for the academic year 2022-2023 from September/October are eligible for the program.
The scholarship deadlines are up to April 10, 2022 depending on the course and institution. Check the respective university’s deadlines to avoid any disappointment. There is no age limit for this scholarship.
For both master’s scholarships and early academic fellowships, applicants from India; Nepal; Pakistan; Bangladesh, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam can apply.
For master’s scholarships only, candidates from Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible.
For more eligibility criteria or other related information, students can click this link.