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Scholarships from other sources

Below is a list of organisations independent of UWE Bristol that provide scholarship opportunities to international students.

British Chevening Scholarship

The Chevening 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 organisations.

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 UK;
  • achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
  • have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
  • 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 application.

Closing dates and priority subject areas vary from country to country - please visit the country search page for further information.

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 for international 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)

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. At least 40 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

Canon Collins Trust 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 Masters degrees of one or two years) in either the United Kingdom or South Africa.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK can apply for Commonwealth Shared Scholarships for master’s study, jointly supported by UWE Bristol.

Purpose: to contribute to development needs of Commonwealth countries by providing training for skilled and qualified professionals and academics who would not otherwise have been able to study in the UK.

Intended beneficiaries: High-quality postgraduate students who have not studied extensively overseas before, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to study in the UK, and who have the potential to enhance the development of their home countries with the knowledge and leadership skills they acquire.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are offered for selected taught full-time master’s courses. Please see the 'applicable course' section for the courses eligible at UWE Bristol in 2020/21.

These scholarships do not cover PhD study, or any pre-sessional English language teaching.

What it covers

The scholarship covers:

  • approved airfare from your home country to the UK and return at the end of your award (the CSC will not reimburse the cost of fares for dependents, nor usually the cost of journeys made before your award is finally confirmed)
  • approved tuition and examination fees
  • stipend (living allowance) at the rate of £1,110 per month (rates quoted at 2019-2020 levels)
  • thesis grant towards the cost of preparing a thesis or dissertation, where applicable
  • warm clothing allowance, where applicable
  • study travel grant towards the costs of study-related travel within the UK or overseas.

Please read the full terms and conditions of the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship.

Who can apply

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country. Please check on the CSCUK website for eligible Commonwealth countries.
  • be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October
  • hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard by August
  • not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK.

The CSC promotes equal opportunity, gender equality and cultural exchange. Applications are encouraged from a diverse range of candidates.

Applicable course

The following course is applicable:

How to apply

Applicants must hold a successful offer of study from UWE Bristol for the above applicable course.

You must submit an application on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission online application system. This submission must be completed by Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 16:00 UK time. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Further information

To access the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission's Complaints Procedure and Safeguarding Policy, please visit the UK Government website.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

For more information, please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

The 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 local British Council office (or Embassy or High Commission) should be able to provide information on the schemes available to you.

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