Scholarships in UK

UK Scholarship info

UK welcomes over half a million internatioanl students each year, 270,000 are new. 

Overview

With a scholarship, someone pays for part of, or entire, a student’s tuition at university/college/any other form of educational institution. They are normally awarded on the back of academic success; however, they may also be given for any other reason relating to the candidate’s background.

Bursaries, on the other hand, are normally regular lump sums given to students to help pay for their living costs while studying.

What are the top UK scholarships for international students?

Here are a handful of the most recognised scholarships, though far more are available.

Chevening Scholarship

Funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, the scholarship offers the opportunity for anyone to study at master’s level at a UK university – over 50,000 success applicants have been awarded the scholarship since its conception in 1983. Applications are graded on a mixture of excellent academic performance and relevant work experience.

 The Commonwealth Scholarships

Each year, around 800 students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the commonwealth are given the opportunity to study at postgraduate level thanks to the British Council. They are applicable to both master’s and PhD courses for one year; things such as flights to and from are also included to further accessibility.

 Euraxess UK

Euraxess offers the opportunity for academics and researches to move to and study in the UK, furthering their careers abroad. Students from a wide range of backgrounds are accepted and are considered solely on academic merit.

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Any tips for applying to scholarships?

Yes! There are a number of things you can do to put yourself in a better position ahead of the application process.

Prepare your documents…

Though not particularly related to the success of your application itself, having your documents prepared first will make the process a whole lot easier. As such, you will have more time to focus on the actual application itself.

Do your research…

Whilst it may sound simple, many will completely neglect doing a full research on the scholarship. Instead, they simple goggle at the money offered and apply right away.

Keep an eye out for any of the finer details, or anything mentioned within the information that could boost your application. Equally as importantly, do some background research on the company/charity itself – is there a way you can relate your studies to the work they do? Is there anything you have in common with them that you can mention?

Perfect your application…

Ultimately, whether or not you are accepted will, of course, depend largely on the quality of your initial application.

Take time to ensure you answer each question fully. Be careful of any grammar and spelling mistakes, as these can sometimes be costly if glaring. If at all possible, get an English native to analyse and offer critical support about your application.

Network with former applications…

By simply speaking to those who have formerly applied for and been successful in attaining the scholarship, you put yourself in a far better position.

You will almost certainly find that there are Facebook groups or alike for those who have primitively applied. The popular forum ‘The Student Room’ can also be a goldmine for information, giving you the opportunity to connect with former applicants.

What are bursaries?

If you are unable to secure a full scholarship, a bursary can sometimes be an excellent ‘alternative’ – though it does remain somewhat of a downgrade.

Bursaries are, to put it simply, lump sums of money given to students at regular intervals for various achievements. These can be just a one-off or spread across multiple semesters/years of study.

If studying in the UK on an Erasmus scheme, ensure you are taking full advantage of the Erasmus+ funding available. This can at times amount to £500 per month in free, non-repayable funding.

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