Masters Scholarships for Women in STEM in the UK - British Council

Open From: February 15, 2022
Until: April 10, 2022
This scholarship/grant is closed.

British Council announces Master's degree scholarship or an early academic fellowship at a prestigious UK universities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

For the second year in a running, the British Council has launched the scholarship program for women from the Americas, South Asia, South East Asia, Egypt, Turkey, and Ukraine in conjunction with 26 UK universities.

The goal of this scholarship program is to broaden STEM opportunities for women and girls. Women make up fewer than 30% of researchers worldwide, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and only 30% of female students select STEM-related careers in higher education.

Female students enrolled in ICT (3%), natural science, mathematics, and statistics (5%), and engineering, manufacturing, and construction (5%) are all quite low internationally (eight percent).

List of Courses Offered

  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Engineering
  • Public Health Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Management
  • Project Management

UK Universities in Conjuction

  • University of Strathclyde 
  • Middlesex University
  • The University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • University of Durham
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University
  • City, University of London
  • The University of Manchester
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • University of Southampton
  • Imperial College
  • University of Stirling
  • The University of Edinburgh

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants can apply from the following countries

For both Master’s Scholarships and Early Academic Fellowships Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
For Master's Scholarships only Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Ukraine

The Scholarship seeks women who:

  • are able to take up a course of study in the UK for the academic year from September/October 2022-2023
  • can demonstrate a need for financial support
  • have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access to one of the pre-selected postgraduate courses at a UK university
  • 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

Full eligibility criteria are available below in the documents section.

Main 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

How to apply

Applications should be made directly to the participating universities. Please follow the links below (information will be updated as the application process in each participating university becomes live).

Application deadlines vary between courses but range from 28 February to 10 April 2022. Please check the deadline carefully with the university you plan to apply to, in order to avoid disappointment.

Please double-check that you meet all of the eligibility requirements before applying.