Below is a list of organisations independent of UWE Bristol that
provide scholarship opportunities to international students.
British Chevening Scholarship
Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship
programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and
partner organisations. 2013 was the 30th anniversary of the
Chevening programme, which was established in 1983, and has
developed into a prestigious international scheme.
Scholars come from 118 countries worldwide, and over 600
scholarships will be awarded this year. There are over 42,000
Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an
influential and highly regarded global network. Scholars are
personally selected by British Embassies and High Commissions
throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with sponsoring
Eligibility for Chevening Scholarships
Applicants for Chevening Scholarships must:
- be a citizen of a
Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there at the end
of the period of study;
- hold a degree that is
equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the
- achieve the minimum
Chevening English language requirement;
- have completed at least two
years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a
- be able to obtain the correct
visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted
online for the Chevening Scholarships. Applicants should
read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet
the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an
Closing dates and priority subject areas vary
from country to country - please visit the country search page for
British Council IELTS (International
English Language Testing System) Scholarship Award
The British Council is delighted to announce
the launch of the
British Council IELTS Scholarship
students planning to study at universities overseas. In line with
its mission to promote the global sharing of knowledge and ideas,
the British Council will select eight students from India, each of
whom will receive an award towards the cost of tuition fees.
British Marshall Scholarship (for
students from the USA)
finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in
the United Kingdom. At least forty Scholars are selected each year
to study either at graduate or occasionally undergraduate level at
a UK institution in any field of study.
Canon Collins Trust Scholarships
provides scholarships to students from South Africa,
Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi,
Angola and Mozambique who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree
(mainly Master's degrees of one or two years) in either the United
Kingdom or South Africa.
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship
Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
provides a network
of study opportunities throughout the Commonwealth. Awards under
the scheme are not made by a central body. Each Commonwealth
country decides whether to offer awards in a particular year.
Other financial support
Many smaller award schemes exist for
students from particular countries or ethnic backgrounds. Your
office (or Embassy or High Commission) should be able
to provide information on the schemes available to you.