If studying overseas is your dream, high tuition fees and student loans shouldn’t discourage you. There are some of the finest institutions in the world in the UK, but this comes at a cost. You can, however, apply to a range of scholarships offered by UK Universities and Colleges if you plan well in advance.
To help meritorious international students pay for their studies, these awards can be partial or full, depending on the criteria, course, and institution. The government, as well as private and public institutions, offer a number of scholarships and bursaries. Please ensure you review the eligibility and criteria before applying to any of these scholarships.
There is a wide variety of funding available and awards available at different institutions. There are research programs that cover up to 100% of your tuition fee as well as some of your living expenses. Scholarships offered by the government tend to be more competitive than those offered by universities. Hence, we recommend undergoing the procedure 8-12 months prior to your preferred intake date.
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) is a major government scholarship program available to international students in the UK. Commonwealth Scholarship or Fellowship is awarded to talented individuals who are committed to making a positive difference in their communities. About 800 postgraduate scholarships are offered each year by the CSC. CSC awards are primarily funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of the UK. Furthermore, you can search a list of free scholarships in the UK through Education UK Scholarship Search – specific to the United Kingdom.
Moreover, all our partner colleges and universities around the world offer their own scholarships, which vary in terms of subject or destination. For example, Bangor University provides Bursaries, and scholarships worth over £1 million for new and returning students. Birmingham city university provides merit-based scholarships recognising the talents of international students.
Getting a scholarship can significantly reduce the cost of studying abroad. If you would like to find out more about scholarships and bursaries, please contact our Expert Advisors.